Poland may not be an obvious holiday destination, but it has a lot to offer for an intellectual traveller interested in history and culture – from medieval towns, ancient wooden churches and mysterious rural shrines to the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau camp.
Polish cities are home to vast palatial complexes and daunting medieval castles, glimmering underground salt mines, and an eclectic blend of fine historic architecture.
It is also a very green place with two dozens of national parks and an extensive lake district. The Tatras mountains are a true paradise for nature lovers. Perfect for skiing in winter and hiking in the summer season.