Poland is a treasury of historical and cultural monuments!
Poland gives many vivid impressions, joyful emotions and opportunities to restore vitality. The magnificent nature and rich historical heritage makes it very attractive for tourists. It is perhaps difficult to find another European country that offers such a variety of family vacations. Millennial cities invite you to get acquainted with a rich and ancient culture, villages – to relax from the bustling civilization. And all this – against the background of colorful landscapes.
Poland is a “Country of Churches” with the oldest traditions, turbulent history, a real treasury of cultural monuments. Many corners of the country have preserved their pristine beauty, which is almost never found in densely populated Europe. Holidays in Poland are diverse. For nature lovers – the beaches of the Baltic Sea and unforgettable excursions to the dunes. Fans of water sports – relax on the Mazurian lakes. Tourists who prefer outdoor activities have a direct road to the mountains – the Polish Tatras with their healing mountain air in the summer and fluffy snow in the winter. Hospitable Poland will surprise you every time, and, for sure, you will want to come back here more than once to solve its secrets!
Location: Poland is located in the heart of Europe. It is here that the geometric center of the continent is located. It borders with Germany from the west, with the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the south, with Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine from the east, the land part of the northern border is the border with Russia, and the rest passes through the Baltic Sea. Poland is a country with a very diverse landscape. Here, especially in the central and northern, coastal parts, lowlands prevail, and in the south – mountains and hilly terrain. The coast of the Baltic Sea – these are beautiful, wide beaches. A little south, in the northwestern part of the country, among the picturesque hills and beautiful forests, thousands of lakes are hidden – Pomeranian, Masurian and Greater Poland. In the south of Poland, mountain peaks and chains extend: the Sudetenland and the Carpathians with their central part – the Tatra Mountains. The nature of Poland is also numerous forests and forests, a dense network of rivers, as well as rich flora and fauna.
Climate: mild, temperate, passing from marine to continental. The western winds from the Atlantic, prevailing on the territory of Poland, bring snowfalls in winter, and in summer – coolness and rains. The average temperature in January is from -1 ..- 10 C, in July – + 19 … + 21C. Poland is characterized by early spring and late autumn. Among the peculiarities of the Polish climate, it is worth highlighting the regular May frosts.
Time zone: the time difference with Kiev is 1 hour.
The beach season on the lakes of Poland and on the Baltic coast begins in June, but July and August are considered the velvet season.
Customs restrictions: Tourists can carry with them to Poland everything except weapons and drugs. There are no restrictions on the import of personal items. The transport of alcoholic beverages and beer is allowed for people no younger than 18 years old and in quantity: no more than 1 liter of strong alcoholic drinks and 2 liters of weak, as well as no more than 200 grams of tobacco.
Transport: Public transport (buses, trolleybuses, trams) is open from 5.30 to 23. Tickets are purchased in advance at newsstands and tobacco shops. Express buses (pospieszny) cost twice as much, and trips on a night bus (after 23) triple. Taxis can be found in specialized parking lots or called by phone. In the absence of a price meter, it is better to agree in advance.