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Highlights in Cracow
- Delicious street food and flourishing cuisine
- An enchanting royal city
- A city with natural wonders
- Interesting history
- Fantastic preservation of the old town
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Holiday homes and rentals in Krakow
To find the perfect borough to stay in Krakow, base your search according to what you want to be near. The Old Town is a lively neighbourhood with medieval buildings for those who wish to stay close to the main attractions and the best nightlife. For a more residential area, Debniki has plenty of traditional Polish properties, ideal for families looking for a village-like area. Kazimierz is a more vibrant and bohemian area with ancient walls and a Jewish past, that became popular after Schindler’s List. For cheaper accommodation, Kleparz and Krowodrza offer good deals for those travelling on a budget.Choose your favourite rental
Rustic, traditional or modern? What is your favourite decoration? Find a chic holiday home in the historic centre, comfortable homes near the centre or luxury ones. Find the one that caters all your needs and accommodates everyone joining you on this stay - couples, families and groups of friends. Rentals are equipped with the necessary amenities to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. Enjoy the views from the balcony or the outdoor areas surrounding some of the properties.
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The area and getting around
Krakow, a southern Poland city close to the Czech Republic, is popular for its well-preserved medieval core, the market square and the Jewish quarter, rivaling Warsaw to be the country’s cultural capital. Wandering around the old streets you will feel like in a book about Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. A recent gastro-boom based on local and traditional food has given the city the opportunity to be talked about in terms of gastronomy. Theatre, opera and classical music are also a great activity to enjoy in town. And when they have to let their hair down, Polish have great fun at the best night spots around the old town backstreets and the hip quarter of Kazimierz with pubs and nightclubs to dance the night away.Far beyond the city
But Krakow is not just an old city. The rural scene is simply breathtaking and stunningly beautiful. Heading to the south part of the city, the mountains start to rise, topped with ruined castles and full of lush green valleys, alpine-style slopes for winter and skiing holidays and beautiful scenery that you can’t fail to be impressed. Plan your stay in Krakow and enjoy a true paradise in eastern Europe.
Travellers and activities
Although the area of Krakow’s old town is already a jewel itself, the truth is that the city also has an impressive monumental wealth, where its cathedrals and palaces stand out, with an impressive variety of colours and architectural details that will leave you mesmerised, like paintings, sculptures and stained glass. Visit the centre of Krakow and you will be very close to the Royal Castle, the Wawel Hill Cathedral, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic Basilica of Santa Maria. Furthermore, the city has 28 museums, where Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci are the main highlights.Krakow for history lovers
From the historic streets of the Old Town to the former Soviet side of the city, Krakow is full of history in every corner. The former walled city will make you wonder at the Barbican keep and you can walk the Royal Route, past the Main Square and to Wawel Castle. Trace the Polish King and Queens at the Wawel on the hill. Visit the Jewish quarter in Kazimierz and learn about the Soviet tales in Nowa Huta, on the eastern side of Krakow. Without a doubt, one of the musts is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Auschwitz, still standing as a testimony of the dark old days of the country.
The Main Market Square of Krakow was awarded in 2005 as the best public square of the entire world and one of the top ten European must-see squares. Hard not to fall in love with it, right?
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The Polish gastronomy might not be the most known in the world but it is increasing in popularity. While in Krakow you should taste some of their cold cuts, a brand on its own, like the Krakauer Sausage that combines perfectly with the popular bagel called obwarzanek krakowski. This delicious ring with poppy seeds is available at every corner of the city. Have you got a sweet tooth? Then you must try some “Michalki” sweets, the flagship product of Wavel, one of the oldest confectionery factories in the country. Street food is gaining followers thanks to the zapiekanka, a delicious toasted baguette topped with mushrooms, cheese and ketchup.2. Festivals and music, the best combination
Krakow hosts many festivals all year round. If you are a music lover, then a festival will be on your list of things to do when visiting the city. If you like jazz, you will enjoy the Jazz Autumn concerts from September to December in Kazimierz. If you prefer a sea shanty festival, the International Sailing Song Festival, the largest of its kind in Europe, plays jolly tunes about brave sailors and their adventures. Gospel also has a space and there is a large gospel festival happening in the city, passing on good vibes and a dose of positive energy for those who love music, especially gospel.3. Visit the salt mine
The city boasts many heritage sites, and the salt mine has been one of them since 1978. The Wieliczka Salt Mine, 327 metres below ground level, is an underground maze on 9 levels. Rock salt statues and the recreation of art pieces, including Da Vinci’s Last Supper, a salt-crystal chandelier and the chapel are worth a visit. Tick it off your list once you are done!4. Go to the cabaret!
One of the city’s pride is their cabaret. Some of the best groups started in this city about 2 centuries ago. Singing, laughing and mocking about social lies, jokes and funny poetry is a tradition still to our days. To feel the real spirit of this artistic performance, the best spot to do so is Piwnica Pod Baranami.5. Visit the Ojców National Park
Just 9 miles away from Krakow, we find Ojców National Park, a natural area covered with limestone formations, plenty of natural bridges, caves, sandstone arches, deep gorges and ravines. Walk the trails and immerse yourself into a paradise surrounded by lush green nature, some castle ruins and fantastic valleys. Admire the beauty of the landscape and breath in the fresh air.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Cracow
What is the average price of holiday homes in Cracow?
Considering the average price of €162.29 per night, Cracow lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in Poland.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Cracow?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Cracow in November, February, and March which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of €75.85, €78.9, and €81.78 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Cracow?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Cracow was July, with an average price of €314.31 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of €313.47, and August, with €299.52.
Is Cracow a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
If you decide to discover Cracow, we recommend planning your visit long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 48% in the year 2020.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The months that have the highest availability, on average, are June (with an availability of 58%), November (56%), and July (55.75%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Cracow?
The months with the lowest properties available in Cracow are, in order, May, October and August, with respective average availability figures of 45.6%, 48.8%, and 49.2%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many rentals are available in Cracow?
Holidu offers around 3100 properties in Cracow from 13 different partners, so you will find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We've got you covered!