Poland is a fantastic country with lots to offer from great nightlife in Krakow, the bustling city in Warsaw and the beautiful beaches in Gdansk, but what most people don’t realise is Poland has some of the most stunning mountain ranges only 1.5 hours south of Krakow.

This place is of course Zakopane.
Zakopane is situated on the base of the Tatra Mountains. The Tatra mountains have it all, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, stunning lakes, great guest houses, challenging hikes and high vantage points.

It takes about 1.5 hours to get here by bus from Krakow, and many coaches are going all day. The city is filled with great traditional Polish restaurants that have old time music blaring and all the waiters singing along.

You can find many highly rated hostels and hotels here all for relatively reasonable prices.