Poland has a beautiful coast where one can find both popular, crowded beaches as well as quiet, sheltered beaches. On the Polish coast everyone will find a perfect beach that will suit their needs. Broad sandy beaches are perfect for all leisure activities. The biggest resorts of the Polish coast include Hel, Kołobrzeg and the Tricity: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot.


Poland has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The country can boast many ancient cities and towns with numerous tourist attractions. In Warsaw the main attractions include the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with beautifully restored historical buildings, the Royal Castle, the famous Łazienki Park and Wilanów with a magnificent palace modeled on Versailles. One of the symbols of the capital is the Palace of Culture and Science, a gift from the Soviet Union. Other Polish city that is worth visiting is Krakow, the old Polish capital, the royal city. Krakow can boast a beautiful architecture, the Market Square that is one of the largest in Europe, the Wawel Castle and the beautiful Old Town surrounded by the green area of Planty.


There are many scenic areas with beautiful routes and trails. Hiking and walking are popular in the Polish national parks and nature reserves such as Bieszczady, the Białowieża National Park or the Kampinos National Park. Trails are suitable even for beginners.


Winter sports are extremely popular in Poland. The southern part of Poland offers great conditions for skiing in winter season (November–April). Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains is a ‘winter capital’ of Poland. Compared to Western Europe, skiing in Poland is cheap.

Water sports

Water sports can be practiced on the Polish coast, as well as in rivers and lakes. Especially popular are is the Masuria Lake District in northeastern Poland (with more than 3,000 lakes). Waters in the Masuria are cleaner and safer than in the Baltic Sea and thus, more popular among the enthusiasts of water sports. One can try sailing, surfing, canoeing, kayaking and many other water sports.


Poland’s countless rivers, lakes and streams can be a paradise for anglers. One can fish for: barbel, bream, carp, catfish, eel, pike, perch, rudd and trout. Fishing requires a license which can be obtained from fishing associations.

Rock climbing

Rock climbing is also very popular in Poland and there are many routes prepared for climbers, as wall as many indoor facilities for climbing. Experienced climbers may try climbing Mountain Rysy, the highest Poland’s summit (2,499 m).


Poland has a vibrant and diverse nightlife. Every major city has various nightspots such as pubs, discos, bars, cafes and restaurants. One may also spend evening in a different way, for example, in a theatre, a cinema or an opera.


Other activities that are popular in Poland include horse riding, mushroom picking, cycling, etc.