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Zawoja [1] is a town in Western Beskids in Poland. It's known as a the longest town in Poland.

Get in

Zawoja can easiest be reached by bus from Krakow. There are several bus companies of which only Merc-Bus seems to have a schedule published online (only on the Polish website version). The transit costs around Zl 15 and takes about 2 hours. Buses leave hourly from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from the Krakow central bus terminal next to the railway station.

Get around

Zawoja stretches on about 18 km. To travel between the parts of the town, any bus can be stopped at the bus stops. Travel in Zawoja is Zl 2.


Zawojas main attraction is the Babiogórski National Park. It features the 1725 m high Babia Góra peak and wildlife including bears, wolves and lynxes. A beautiful wooden church dating from 1888 can be visited in the town part known as Zawoja Centrum.


Hiking is definitely the most rewarding activity for visitors. There are several pathes going through the National Park as well as the bordering forest. Maps ara available in any bigger book store in Poland.


A lot of small stores with irregular opening hours offer the most necessary food and other items. They can be found in every part of the town. A more expensive, but very complete supermarket can be found in Zawoja Centrum.


There are some restaurants scattered around all parts of the town.



Zawoja offers a wide range of accomodation options, ranging from plenty simple rooms in private houses to small hotel complexes with seminar rooms and whirlpools. Some hiking maps name and show the bigger options. A very incomplete list of accomodation options in Zawoja Widly, a part of the town within walking distance from the National Park border, follows:

  • Krakus, Zawoja Widly (bus stop Zawoja Widly). rooms with TV, phone, Internet connection including breakfast Zl 80.
  • Diablak, Zawoja Widly (bus stop Zawoja Widly). rooms with TV Zl 35.
  • Greta Jezutek, Wilczna 1701, 34-223 Zawoja (bus stop Zawoja Widly), 0(33)8776064. Greta offers very simple rooms in her own house. Her kitchen can be used to cook. She only speaks Polish, but her son is a park guide and knows some English. Zl 20.

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