With a noble history dating back to the fourth century, Krakow has endured a long, and often difficult, history. But throughout the story of settlement and destruction, this enchanted city has evolved along the mighty Vistula River with the stunning magnificence of the Carpathian Mountains as its backdrop. If the legend is to be believed, it was founded by the defeat of a dragon - many visitors today still feel something mythical in the air of its medieval streets and market squares. From medieval tradition and Gothic splendor, the magnificent architecture of Krakow alone makes for a rewarding visit.
Getting into the city center from Krakow Airport is quick and efficient - simply take the train from your terminal building. It's just a brief 17-minute journey before you can start to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer. Alternatively, you can book a taxi transfer or take a public bus to the station which is located just to the east of the city center.
Buses are plentiful, and the city boasts an extensive tram network 24 hours a day, offering more than 90 kilometers of track. Cycle hire is also available in the Old Town for a gentler way of seeing the sights. If you want to travel further afield, car hire is readily available. There are city center hotels to meet a range of budgets, and plenty to explore and enjoy within cycle, bus or walking distance of the center.