Things You Need To Know Before Travelling To Krakow

Are you visiting Kraków for the first time? If so, we've put together some useful information that will help you to get the most out of your holiday.

As part of your vacation preparations, be sure to pre-book our airport transfers – it'll leave you with one less thing to think about when you arrive.

Weather

Kraków is cold in the winter and warm in the summer – not much surprise there but the variances can be a little more noticeable in this part of the world. In July and August, temperatures tend to be around 1°C higher than at the same time in, say, London. Admittedly, these figures are pretty similar. However, in January and February, temperatures can plummet to around -5°C or -6°C – roughly 10°C lower than is typical in London at the same time.

It's not really worth trying to second guess rainfall because it's one thing that tends to be fairly consistent throughout the year. Approximately eight days of rain for every 30 is experienced in Kraków.

Power

Poland uses a two-pin (230V, 50Hz AC) socket/plug electricity system, which means that you'll need to bring a converter if you want your portable devices to work and/or charge.

Time

Poland runs on Central European Time. This means that if it's 8am in Kraków, it's 7am back in the UK. It's worth bearing this in mind if you ever need to contact family, friends or colleagues that aren't on holiday with you.

Money

Although Poland is part of the European Union, the Euro hasn't been adopted. Instead, the country continues to use the (Polish) z?oty, which is relatively weak compared to sterling. This is good news for us Brits because food, drink, transport, entertainment and most other things are very favourably priced.

With this in mind, it's better to exchange money when you arrive in Poland. Before you head out, a quick internet search will provide you with best places in the city to change sterling for z?oty.

Is it safe?

As long as you take basic precautions and adopt a common-sense attitude, you shouldn't experience any issues. On the whole, Poland is probably a little safer than the average European country – and Kraków, in particular, is safer than other large cities in Poland.

Take advantage of our Krakow airport transfers and enjoy a perfect start to your next holiday.