Why is it worth visiting Kraków (Cracow) - the historic and royal Polish city.
Kraków (Krakow or Cracow call it what you will!) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It lies in the southern part of Poland, situated on the Vistula River (Polish name: Wisła), in a valley at the foot of the Carpatian Mountains, 219 m (719 ft) above sea level, half way between the Jurassic Rock Upland (Polish: Jura Krakowsko - Częstochowska) to the north and the Tatra Mountains (with Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland, Mekka for all the skiers!) 100 km (143 mi) to the south. The city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569.
Kraków is Poland`s prime tourist attraction - it is a major attraction for both local and international tourist. Over seven milion tourists visit Kraków each year!