Cheap Flights to Poland
Flights to Poland
Officially the Republic of Poland, Poland is located in Central Europe and shares land borders with Belarus, Czech Republic, Kaliningrad Oblast, Lithuania Germany, Slovakia and Ukraine. It also shares a maritime border with the Baltic Sea.
Poland has many cultural sites that would interest any traveler. It has 14 heritage sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list and 54 historical monuments found throughout the country. Poland is also architecturally beautiful would many cities and town representing a whole range of European styles from the Romanesque architecture of the St. Andrew’s Church in Krakow to the Poland Brick Gothic style of the St. Mary’s Church in Gdańsk.
The Polish countryside is also charming and relatively unspoiled. Poland’s many regions have beautiful landscapes dotted with traditional farms. Visitors can enjoy bird watching, horseback riding and cycling when visiting the countryside.
Many airlines fly to Poland with most travelers going through its main international airport in Warsaw, the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), which handles most of the major airlines. The other airport in Warsaw is the Modlin Airport (WMI), which manages mostly low cost flights. Poland has other airports in Kraków, Katowice, Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Szczecin, Rzeszów, Bydgoszcz, Łódź and Lublin.
When planning a holiday in Poland, here are just a few of the top tourist destinations to add to the itinerary:
Main Square in Kraków – Located in the Old Town of Kraków, the Main Square is the principal urban space of the city. It is also the largest medieval town square in all of Europe. The Main Square is a rectangular space that is surrounded by many historic churches, palaces and townhouses. Right in the center of the square is the Renaissance style Cloth Hall or Sukiennice that has a beautiful Polish parapet decorated with carved masks. Other attractions in the Main Square include the Town Hall Tower, Church of St. Adalbert, Adam Mickiewicz Monument and the St. Mary’s Basilica.
Auschwitz Concentration Camp – While not the happiest of places to add to the itinerary, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp is still a good place to visit to learn about its history. It was a network of German Nazi concentration and extermination camps operated by the Third Reich during World War II. The different camps held Polish political prisoners and Jews from all over German-occupied Europe. At least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz.
Wawel Castle – Built in Gothic style, the Wawel Castle in Kraków is composed of several structures around a central courtyard. Some of the structures include the towers called Hen’s Foot or Kurza Stopka and the Danish Tower which were actually added later on when the castle was rebuilt in the 14th century. Both the Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill are considered as the most historically and culturally important site in Poland.
Wieliczka Salt Mine – Located in the town of Wieliczka, the salt mine was built in the 13th century and produced table salt until 2007 with the distinction as being the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation. Currently, visitors can visit the attractions that include several statues and four chapels carved out of rock salt. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments.
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