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Krynica [4] (officially called Krynica-Zdrój) is a spa in Eastern Beskids in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland.

Get in[edit]

From Krakow by a direct train (ca. 5h, 228 km) or direct public bus service (ca. 3h, 150 km). An alternative can be getting Krynica from Poprad-Tatry airport, Slovakia:

  • Wizz Air: London-Luton


  • air Baltic: Riga

Travel from Poprad to Krynica takes only 1 h 40 minutes. Kosice Airport, Slovakia is located about 3 h 30 minutes from Krynica:

  • Austrian Airlines: Vienna
  • Cyprus Airways: Larnaca
  • Czech Airlines: Prague
  • Eurowings: Dusseldorf, Munich
  • LOT Polish Airlines: Warsaw-Chopin
  • Ryanair: London-Southend
  • Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Ataturk
  • Wizz Air: London-Luton

FlixBus offers a direct connection between Kosice and Krynica-Zdroj

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

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Nikifor's Museum .A museum dedicated to naive art artist Nikifor Krynicki.

Museum of Toys 'Bajka' ul. Piłsudskiego 2

Koncertowa restaurant (1870) in Park Slotwinski.

Słotwinka mineral water spring (1815) pump-room in Park Slotwinski.

Promenade. A beautiful spa promenade with such beautiful landmarks as Stary and Nowy Dom Zdrojowy, Stare and Nowe Łazienki Mineralne sanatoriums and big pump room.

Józef and Jan pump room. A beautiful wooden building near Góra Parkowa Mountain

Patria. A modernist sanatorium founded by famous Polish tenor- Jan Kiepura

Góra Parkowa (Park Mountain in Polish). Not high mountain near the promenade, you can reach it by funicular or on foot. It's a great view point.

Góra Parkowa trail. A trail starts in the back of pump room, then we can see such landmarks as two ponds inhabited by ducks, wooden sanctuary of Our Lady of Krynickie Springs, Mary's figurine designed by famous Polish artist Artur Grottger, Bocianówka spring and wooden house called Altana Michasiowa. The total time is about 30 minutes one way. The trail is marked in Green.

Jaworzyna Krynicka. High mountain and great view point located in Czarny Potok district. You can reach it by cable car or on foot.

Jaworzyna Krynicka trail There' red and green trails. One of the most famous landmark on the trail is rock formation called Diabelski Kamień (Devil's Stone)

Saint Vladimir the Great Eastern Orthodox church(Św. Włodzimierza 3). A tiny and modest contemporary church in beautiful scenery.

Saint Peter and Paul Greek Catholic church (Józefa Ignacego Kraszewskiego 177). Quite big church with beautiful interior.

Saint Anthony's Church (Józefa Ignacego Kraszewskiego 72). Contemporary church with beautiful stain glasses and huge stain glass cross in presbytery.

Sacred Heart church (Słotwińska 50) A contemporary church and old wooden former Greek Catholic church in Słotwiny

Assumption church (Kościelna 2) Beautiful church from 1920 in the center. There's a beautiful interior.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hike in the surrounding hills.

Mountain-bike in the hills or across villages.

Rope park [5]

There're open air swimming pools in the center.

There're many dance parties (dansingi), mostly in the center (Stary Dom Zdrojowy) , Hawana restaurant and other locations.

Krynica-Zdroj is a popular ski destination. Most of ski stations are located in Słotwiny, Czarny Potok, Jaworzyna Krynicka and center (Wyciąg Henryk).

Góra Parkowa is popular for sledging.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Ex Libris bookshop, Bulwary Dietla (on the main pedestrian zone, close to hotel Witoldówka). 10 am - 6 pm (9 pm in tourist season). This bookshop is well stocked in maps and guides to the region, has some selection of books in English and a few in German  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Węgierska Korona, Bulwary Dietla 18. 11.00-22.00.  edit Pizza, pasta and other Italian food, on promenade
  • Pod Zieloną Górką, Nowotarskiego 5. 11.00-20.00.  edit Pizza and exquisite cuisine on promenade

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

It is the biggest spa town in Poland so it is full of sanitariums and basically every house provides rooms.


  • Gromada, Czarny Potok 39. Resort in Czarny Potok, free WiFi, bar, restaurant, barbecue place  edit
  • Baśka II, Kraszewskiego 92/2. A Baśka resort branch not far from promenade, free WiFi  edit
  • Geovita, Leśna 15. Spa center not far from city center, indoor swimming pool, summer terrace  edit
  • Willa Eden, Pułaskiego 101. An object in city center, free WiFi, garden, barbecue place  edit
  • Lira, Piękna 8. B&B in the city center, free WiFi, garden  edit


  • hotel Mercure Krynica Zdrój Resort & Spa, Leśna 1. Spa hotel not far from center,free WiFi, fitness center, indoor swimming pool  edit
  • Panorama, Wysoka 15. Resort located near city center, indoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness center  edit
  • hotel Saol, Zdrojowa 16. Hotel near promenade, free WiFi, garden, barbecue place  edit
  • Silesia Krynica, Pułaskiego 71/1. Resort not far from center, indoor swimming pool  edit
  • hotel Grant, Kościuszki 36A. Small hotel near promenade, free WiFi  edit
  • hotel Jagiellonka, Piłsudskiego 24. Hotel in the city center, spa center  edit
  • hotel Pegaz, Czarny Potok 28. Spa hotel in Czarny Potok, indoor swimming pool, bar and cafe  edit
  • Lido, Piłsudskiego 28. Small resort in city center  edit
  • hotel Stefania, Piłsudskiego 13. hotel in the city center, free WiFi  edit
  • Witoldówka, Bulwary Dietla 10. B&B on the promenade, free Wifi, cafe  edit
  • hotel Henryk, Kościuszki 4. Hotel near the promenade, garden with barbecue place  edit
  • Czerwony Dwór, Jana Kiepury 3. Castle- like B&B in city center, small gym  edit
  • Farys, Kościelna 11. Resort in the city center, free WiFi, restaurant, gym, summer terrace  edit
  • Baśka, Słoneczna 47. Resort not far from promenade, garden  edit
  • Boży Dar, Zdrojowa 14. An object not far from promenade, free WiFi, barbecue place, summer terrace  edit
  • Kościuszko, Kościuszki 36. B&B near promenade, free WiFi  edit
  • Małopolanka, Bulwary Dietla 13. Spa B&B on promenade  edit
  • Rapsodia, Ebersa 5. Resort not far from promenade, free WiFi, sauna  edit
  • Paradise, Pułaskiego 49. Resort in the city center, restaurant  edit


  • hotel Czarny Potok Resort SPA & Conference, Czarny Potok 65. Spa hotel in Czarny Potok district,fitness center, indoor swimming pool, mini golf  edit
  • hotel Prezydent, Nowotarskiego 3. Spa hotel in the city center, indoor swimming pool, rooms with free WIFI  edit
  • hotel Spa Dr Irena Eris, Czarny Potok 30. Spa hotel in Czarny Potok district, free WiFi, sauna, fitness center, indoor swimming pool  edit
  • hotel Jaworzyna Krynicka, Czarny Potok 75. hotel in Czarny Potok, sauna, bar  edit
  • Urocza, Piękna 4. Splurge B&B near the promenade, free WIFI, sauna, summer terrace  edit

Tylicz village[edit]

  • Agroturystyka u Grzegorza, Konfederatow Barskich 29A; 33-383 Tylicz, +48 503 104 294 (), [1]. Agrotourism guesthouse with a lot of attractions and playgrounds for children and all the family  edit
  • Willa u Babci Mili, Kazimierza Wielkiego 23; 33-383 Tylicz, +48 (18) 471-11-09 (), [2]. Very nice guesthouse with delicious regional and local products  edit
  • Apartamenty Maja, Konfederatow Barskich 24A; 33-383 Tylicz, +48 693 960 887 (), [3]. Comfortable apartments located nearby ski resorts  edit

Get out[edit]

Do a day trip to Slovakia. Nearby Slovak towns include Bardejov (ca. 30 km) and Poprad (ca. 100 km). Spiš region is also easily accessible.

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