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Krakow Airport (KRK)

Krakow Airport is a great facility to fly into, not least because of its comprehensive amenities. With ATMs, a post office, information desks, prayer rooms, free WiFi, a large variety of eating outlets, currency exchange services, and duty-free shops, passengers here are well catered for.

Passengers flying into Krakow Airport can access the city via bus, train, or taxi. Only 11km outside of central Krakow, a taxi journey should cost around 50-60 ($17-20).

Airlines that fly to Krakow from Australia are Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Air France, ANA, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, KLM, Swiss Air, British Airways, and Etihad Airways.

Why visit Krakow?

Beautiful, magical Krakow is one of Europe’s less visible cities on brochures, but is one of the continent’s most lovely. Blending its long history, with an exciting and vibrant contemporary culture, this is one of the best places to be introduced to the storied nation of Poland.

Things to do in Krakow

Start exploring this city from its heart, the Old Town, and its Main Market Square. This is considered to be the largest medieval squares of its kind, and a huge attraction in the city. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can explore the Cloth Hall, where people were trading textiles as far back as 700 years ago.

Nearby, sandwiched between the Old Town and the equally fascinating Jewish Quarter, is the Gothic Wawel Castle, where you can wander through this stunning castle and see the preserved royal coronation sword. In the Jewish Quarter itself, explorers can go on heritage walks which take you through the history of the people in this city, right up to the occupation of the Germans in World War 2. This makes for an excellent tour, especially if you are considering a trip out to the incredibly emotional Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Exploring the centre of town will take up much of your time, as you will discover that there cobbled streets also hide boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. However, if you would like to go a little further afield, head to Salwator, west of the Old Town, and an incredibly green and lush part of town, with its main attraction being the Kościuszko Mound, a monument dedicated to the famous Polish freedom fighter, Tadeusz Kościuszko.

Best time to visit Krakow

· Summer (June-August) is the most popular time to go to Krakow, when the heat and sunshine are almost guaranteed, but actually spring and autumn are much nicer touring months. The temperature stays in the late teens, early 20s, and the crowds and prices are far lower.

· If you don’t mind the cold, winter is also a lovely season, as many visitors ski during this time, or take advantage of the festivals and markets that pop up around the city. Bring a coat, as the temperature usually hovers around 0°C.

Arriving in Krakow by plane

· A flight to Krakow from Australia will typically involve two stops. These are usually in excellent transportation hubs, or world-class cities where you can layover for a day if you like. Popular stops include Hong Kong (HKG), Bangkok (BKK), Singapore (SIN) Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC) and Vienna (VIE).

Currency

· Polish Zloty (PLN).

Visa requirements

· Poland does not require Australian citizens to apply for a visa before they travel, as this country is part of the Schengen Convention. However, this is subject to change, so it is important that you check with the Polish Embassy to ensure that you are eligible for standard entry agreements.

Please note that information is correct as of June 2016

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