According to statistics, in 2012 Kraków was visited by 7.3 million tourists including 2.1 million foreign travelers (over 30% of their grand total).175176 The visitors spent over 2.5 billion złoty in the city (without travel costs and pre-booked accommodations).Most foreign tourists came from Great Britain (over 25%), with German, French, Spanish, Italian and American visitors closely following.
The Kraków tour-guide from the Lesser Poland Visitors Bureau indicated that not all statistics are recorded due to considerable number of those who come, staying in readily available private rooms paid by cash, especially from Eastern Europe.175 The main reasons for visiting the city are: its historical monuments, recreation as well as relatives and friends (placing third in the ranking), religion and business.
The culture of Poland is closely connected with its intricate thousand-year history.1 Its unique character developed as a result of its geography at the confluence of various European regions.
With origins in the culture of the Early Slavs, over time Polish culture has been profoundly influenced by its interweaving ties with the Germanic, Latinate and Byzantine worlds as well as in continual dialog with the many other ethnic groups and minorities living in Poland.2 The people of Poland have traditionally been seen as hospitable to artists from abroad and eager to follow cultural and artistic trends popular in other countries.
These factors have contributed to the versatile nature of Polish art, with all its complex nuances.2 Nowadays, Poland is a highly developed country that retains its tradition.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Poland
Beautiful views, contact with nature and struggle with yourself can be very helpful in "recharge the batteries".
So try to relax, stop for a moment and look at the beauty of the world around us.Are you ready to go back to you daily routine? No? So stay here a little bit longer. You have never been in the mountains? Time to try - we promise, you will not regret it.