From 8th of April 2018, Flydubai commences daily direct flights between Dubai and Poland's city of Cracow (Kraków). Flight time between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK) is six hours.
Bazylika Mariacka, Kraków Town Square (credits: POT)
Kraków is one of the most popular tourist destination cities in Poland, so having Balice Airport less than 15km away from the Old Town Square in Kraków makes the journey very convenient for tourists.
By taking this travel route, tourists will discover old world charm and medieval architecture of Krakow. A hub of culture, art and trading, this Polish city is a modern destination which still manages to perfectly retain its rich history.
Wawel Castle (credits: CC0, erwin66as - pixabay)
There are many things to do and to see in Krakow. One of the options might be impressive Wawel Royal Castle. This renaissance-style building is a superb example of Krakow’s dramatic architecture and a must-visit destination. Head inside the fortress and marvel at the State Rooms, the Crown Treasury and even the Royal Private Apartments. Visit Rynek Glowny (Old Town Sqaure), one of the biggest in Europe, is a must. It is situated right in the heart of the Old Town with medieval architecture. Visit Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) while you’re there to experience a shopping venue that dates back to the 13th century.
Kraków Town Square (credits: POT) | Wawelski Dragon Statue (credits: CC0 - dzideklasek - pixabay)
Venture beneath Krakow’s cobbled streets and discover an archaeological treasure trove. The Underground Museum and Exhibition will take you through a fascinating historical journey beneath the city’s famous market square. Wander through 11th-century streets and experience an astonishing trove of artefacts, providing a glimpse into Krakow’s past.
Another fascinating experience is a day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, listed on UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. An underground guided tour will tell you more about the Mine's history and importance to the city, with incredible salt carvings along the way.
Wieliczka Salt Mine (credits: CC0 - RonPorter - pixabay)
For a 20th-century history lesson, discover how the city was affected by WW2 by visiting the Schindler’s Factory Museum that takes an interactive approach to storytelling, so you get a real picture of life during this troubled time. For those with stronger nerves, a visit to the Auschwitz Nazi Camp site will show a harrowing time in Poland's history.
A trip to Poland will not be complete without tasting the variety of soups and dishes making up the rich Polish traditional cuisine, influenced by many different tastes from Eastern European countries.
Wawel Castle river-side (credits: CC0 - erwin66as - pixabay)
Kraków Wawel Courtyard - CC0 - dzideklasek - pixabay
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Kraków Wawel - CC0 - dzideklasek - pixabay
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Kraków Wawel riverside - CC0 - erwin66as - pixabay
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Kraków Wawel - CC0 - erwin66as - pixabay
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Teatr Slowackiego - CC0 - RolandSD - pixabay
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