Kraków. Poland’s second largest city is also one of its oldest. Dating back to at least the 7th century, Kraków is overflowing with history. Once the capital of Poland, today, Kraków is probably best known for its former archbishop, Karol Wojtyła (a.k.a. Pope John Paul II).
Food Tour of Kraków
One of our favorite things to do when visiting a new city is to take a food tour. We always choose a tour that’s led by a local. This time we booked with Delicious Kraków Food Tour. Our guides (and company owners) were Kamila and George. Kamila is Polish and George is from Turkey. They met while studying in Estonia. Our tour group consisted of seven from Great Britain, a gentleman from Seattle and us. We met up around 1 o’clock just down the hill from Wawel Castle.
The food tour ended at the craft brewery Ursa Mairo. Over two different brews, a Belgian strong ale and an IPA, we talked about Polish drinking traditions (beer for everyday life, vodka and lots of fatty food for celebrations), where to have dinner that evening and our favorite thing about Kraków (so far).
We couldn’t decide if our favorite thing was the Christmas Market or the pierogi from this tour.
Our three days in Kraków gave us a taste of what this city has to offer. Great food, some of the best hot chocolate we’ve ever had, architecture, history and art. We look forward to returning some summer. And you, dear reader, if you get the chance, visit Kraków. You won’t be disappointed.