Who doesn’t get fed up with the hustle and bustle and the city from time to time? Nobody, most likely. For those who need a break Tatra Mountains will be the perfect place to go. Merely two hours drive from Kraków, along Poland’s border with Slovakia one can find stunning views and pristine nature commonly known as the Tatras.
Tatra Mountains are the highest mountains in Poland of extremely Alpine characteristics. Splendid landscapes of this mountain chain can be admired in the twin national parks on both sides of the border. One can with ease indulge in a hike along one of many tracks that vary in accessibility. Among the musts of Tatras on the Polish side are: the Morskie Oko (“Sea Eye”) lake with its more elevated twin, the Czarny Staw lake, the Kasprowy peak, the Koscieliska Valley, Dolina Pieciu Stawow (“Five Tarns Valley”), The Rysy peak, the Orla Perc (“Eagle Ridge”) trail, the Chocholowska Valley.
If you are in Tatra Mountains it would be also worth to stop in Zakopane. Thanks to its comfortable location and a number of hotels, inns, restaurants, shops and art galleries, the town is the best place to stay while visiting the area. Zakopane is the biggest mountain resort north of the Alps and a major centre of winter sports. Here one can experience first hand the unique culture of Polish highlanders. Not to mention the old wooden architecture.
Since the region thrives on tourism, it truly caters to its visitors. Through the whole year tourists can go hiking, rock climbing, cycling, paragliding, or explore caves and of course glide down the slopes in winter.ave. Tatras are also the only place where you can taste the real handmade oscypek.