Poland is with no doubt beautiful and unique, but there are some places, you would never guess, that they are in our country.
In Poland, we have our Provence and Tuscany – they look like their foreign counterparts or even better, but we have also our desert, canyons and rock cities. Some of them still remain unknown and not touristic.
Although we have in Poland villages like Venice (Wenecja) or districts like Italy (Włochy) they don’t bring to mind Italian views. However there is a wonderful place called Polish Tuscany – White Water Reserve in Pieniny. It is composed of amazing hills covered with intensively green grass. It is an ideal place for cycling trips and trekking.
Lavender fields are not only in Provence, we also have them in Poland. This beautifully blooming flowers create wonderful romantic landscapes in the Małopolska fields. Lavender blooms most beautifully from mid-June to mid-July. It is not the only place where you can find lavender in Poland, but the fields of Ostrów in Lesser Poland are the most spectacular.
Bruges, Venice and Amsterdam are known around the world thanks to the spectacular canals. But if you are tired of crowds and tourists just visit Opole or Bydgoszcz! When you compare this cities, they look equally magnificent and magical as their foreign equivalents.
We have also a desert in Poland and it is unique on a European scale. The small Błędowska Desert has been a star in a lot of films and the Słowiński National Park was entered on the UNESCO list to the Biosphere Reserves network. The moving dunes, lakes, swamps, meadows, forests and peat bogs make an amazing impression worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.
You will maybe not mistake them with Colorado or Antelope, but rocks in the Stołowe Mountains in Lower Silesia can successfully play the role of canyons. They are in no way worse than their American counterparts – they are just different.
The castle in Moszna is one of the most interesting attraction in the Opole region. Currently, it houses a hotel and restaurant, and interiors are available open for visitors. It has 99 towers and turrets, which makes it look like from a fairy tale. You can sightsee the castles of the Loire in France, but why go so far if you can just visit the Polish ones.
If you want to travel back in time to ancient Rome, village Stańczyki in the Romnicka Forest is something exactly for you. These viaducts don’t look like any typical bridge. Pillars of viaducts in Stańczyki are decorated with elements that were inspired with the most famous ancient aqueducts Pont du Grad. That is why they are often called “aqueducts of the north”.
Desert, viaducts, canyons, lavender fields? You don’t have to visit 10 countries, just come to Poland which has it all. Far away from the crowds of tourists and high prices – discover the beauty of small villages and masterpieces created by nature.