Krakow is a stunning city of great beauty and endless charisma. A sense of history inevitably washes over anyone visiting for the first time, though a population of over 100,000 students has helped ensure that the city is not merely immersed in the past.
In a relatively small area there's an amazing congregation of stunning architecture, atmospheric cobbled streets and a host of eye-catching pubs and nightclubs, all perfectly accessible by foot.
There are packed, vibrant beer halls and moody, underground drinking dens scattered throughout this deeply likeable location. Instead of the skyscrapers of Warsaw, this unique destination throws up an irresistible combination of cultural beauty, historical significance and unapologetically modern party attitude.