Tatra mountains. Eye of the Sea/ Five Polish Ponds Valley.
Choosing only a few of the most beautiful places in Poland is a very difficult task. Our beautiful country offers almost unlimited opportunities for sightseeing and relaxation. However, there are some places on the map of our country that are really worth visiting. Charming nooks blended into mountain, seaside or simply idyllic landscapes. Together with our Polish Travel Agency, we will take you to these beautiful places.
Eye of the Sea (Morskie Oko) and Five Polish Ponds Valley are the most beautiful and popular places in the Tatras. You can see them during one trip through Świstówka Roztocka, which is available in summer, or in a slightly longer variant – through Szpiglasowa Przełęcz. Morskie Oko is called the most beautiful Tatra pond and one of the few mountain lakes that are naturally stocked with fish. It has an area of 35 hectares and is over 50 meters deep. What impresses tourists is its pristine transparency. Five Polish Ponds Valley is a place that tourists love for its amazing views. It consists of five postglacial ponds. One of them – Wielki Staw Polski – is the longest and deepest Tatra lake. Nearby is the largest waterfall in the Tatra Mountains – Siklawa, 70 m high. There is also the highest situated shelter in Poland (1670 m above sea level).
Kashubia: among lakes and forests
Kashubia is beautiful forests, lakes and rivers, nature and clean air. It is a place where you can rest not only by the water, during a kayaking trip, but also a place where you can go hiking, cycling and car trips. There are many places here that all sightseeing lovers should get to know. Among them is the Open-Air Museum in Wdzydze. It is here that you can see with your own eyes what the typical construction of these regions looks like. In the museum, you can find ethnographic collections related to the life of the inhabitants of the Kashubian and Kociewie villages from the 17th to the 20th century. Patriots will surely visit the Museum of the National Anthem in Będomin, and the Wybicki manor house in Sikorzyna with great joy. In addition, we can also find the Railway Museum, numerous sanctuaries, as well as many interesting, small towns. All this means that no matter which area of Kashubia we choose, we will certainly not be bored.
Moving Dunes in Łeba
The moving dunes in Łeba are undoubtedly the main tourist attraction of this seaside town. They are located in the Słowiński National Park. They are the largest strip of moving dunes in Europe. We can compare them to a real sandy beach which is limited on the one hand by the Łebsko Lake and on the other hand by the Baltic Sea. Due to the wind, the moving sand causes the dunes to “migrate” to the east at a speed of several meters a year, covering the encountered forests. The largest dune has an area of approx. 500 hectares, the highest (Łącka Góra) is 42 m high. After reaching the top of the dune, you can admire the desert landscape and the Łebsko Lake and, of course, the Baltic Sea. It is one of the most beautiful natural elements in our country.
The Białowieża Forest is the only such place in Poland, and even in Europe. It is a forest complex located in Poland and Belarus. It is the last primeval forest of the European lowlands. No tree that grows here has been planted by a human hand, and the oldest oaks come from the 15th century and remember the times of Władysław Jagiełło. Unique species of animals live in the Białowieża National Park – fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as invertebrates: spiders, tardigrades, molluscs, gastropods, protozoa, twigs, insects and mites. The Białowieża Primeval Forest is also a habitat of rare plants such as the Siberian iris, mountain arnica and marsh violet. The Bialowieza National Park is also home to the world’s largest free population of European bison – several hundred. The Białowieża Forest is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ojcow National Park
Ojców National Park is primarily original nature. Its uniqueness is undoubtedly due to the rock formations, the Prądnik valley and caves, of which there are about 400 in the entire Park. The two longest caves deserve attention – the Łokietek Cave (320 m long), in which, according to legend, Władysław Łokietek hid from Krakow from the Czech army, and the Dark Cave (230 m), one of the most valuable archaeological sites in Poland. 17 species of bats live in the caves – it is this small mammal that appears on the park’s logo. In the park the most characteristic are rock monadnocks, such as the famous Maczuga Herculesa. The biggest and the most beautiful attraction of the Ojców National Park is the Castle in Pieskowa Skała – one of the top monuments of the Polish Renaissance. The fortress was built on a limestone rock and, like the Castle in Ojców, it was part of the defence chain of the Eagles’ Nests. One of the most interesting buildings is the Chapel “On the Water” dedicated to St. Józef Robotnik.
More beautiful places in Poland
These are just a few of the many beautiful places that Poland offers us. You will discover more on your own, which we strongly encourage you to do, because Poland is beautiful! If you need help, our friendly crew from the Polish Travel Agency, ITS Poland, will be happy to plan your stay so that you will remember it for the rest of your life.