Margaret Kelly 04 March 2011
I was looking for a city break with a difference so I chose Krakow and I wasn’t disappointed.

We flew direct and stayed in the Sheraton Krakow, great 5* hotel overlooking the Wisla river and near famous Wawel Castle with stunning views to both, only a short walk to city centre. Krakow was not destroyed in the war like other Polish cities and for this reason it still holds its original beauty and charm. The main square is stunning with beautiful restaurants where you can watch the world go by. It is one of the prettiest and cleanest cities I have ever been too. We took a Horse-drawn Carriage tour of the old town which is a fun way to see the city. We also took a walk down to the Jewish Quarter and went on a boat tour on the Wisla River. Krakow has so much to offer and Wawel Castle is a must.

I took a half day trip to see the salt mines; an unforgettable experience, the main chamber was a highlight with sculptures and chandeliers all made from salt and it was amazing to see. I also went to Auschwitz concentration camp on a full day tour; this was a harrowing experience.

You can take a trip to the mountains and visited Zakopane, one of Poland’s main ski resorts in the winter. I loved Krakow with its beauty and charm and I plan to be back again in the near future.