Zakopane is the perfect place for a mountain getaway.
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Zakopane is the most popular holiday destination in all of Poland. It attracts three million visitors annually. It is often referred to as Poland's winter capital but it really has no off-season. The hiking trails and world-class ski slopes make it a tourism destination year-round. There are numerous other outdoor activities available. You could climb, ice skate, raft and paraglide, to name a few. Many people just come to Zakopane because of the charm of the town and the splendid natural scenery. When walking around this magical place you often feel like you have stepped back in time.
The main thoroughfare of Zakopane that cuts through the town is Krupowki street. This is the center of Zakopane tourist life. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, with tacky shops and street performers. But Zakopane also offers a number of good restaurant and nightlife options. Once off this street you can enjoy elegant wooden villas and mansions. There are also a handful of museums. Zakopane offers a true Polish dining experience. Visit the several themed restaurants serving up hearty dishes that fit right in with the rustic surroundings. Zakopane is the ideal place for a mountain vacation. Stop by between visits to Krakow, Katowice and other great Polish destinations.
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Where to stay in Zakopane
In Zakopane, we have options for guests who want to stay in the center and for those, who want to get away and enjoy mountain views away from the crowds. We've hand-picked the very best options, from cozy apartments or B&Bs to luxurious hotels with rustic interiors. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Things to do in Zakopane
We currently do not offer any excursions for your travels to Zakopane but as a town for all seasons there is plenty to keep you busy all year round. For those looking for a ski destination, Zakopane is Poland's premier ski vacation destination. In the summer the countryside and mountains make the perfect hiking and climbing getaway. At all times of year you can enjoy the unique alpine experience that Zakopane offers. Full wooden log cabins and classic decorations unique to this setting Zakopane makes for a charming mountain getaway.
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What I love about Zakopane...
“What I love about Zakopane is waking up to the most amazing view - the Tatra Mountains almost within your reach. I love the hiking trails, the feeling like you're at the top of the world once you reach a peak and breathe in the freshest air you can find in the whole of Poland.”
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