Bari

All about Bari


The city of St Nicholas, the capital of the region known for the manufacture of olive oil, great wine and grapes is still a relatively unknown tourist destination. Meanwhile, the region is full of attractive views and charming places which leave unforgettable memories.

Bari and the whole of Apulia is a great place for leisurely rest and sightseeing. The wonderful coastline and views of Polignano a Mare, the atmospheric streets and houses of trulli in Alberobello or the old town of Bari – you just have to experience it.

The greatest attractions in Bari


Polignano a Mare

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Houses in Alberobello

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Port and old town in Bari

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Castello Svevo

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Basilica of Saint Nicholas

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Castel del Monte

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What can you find in the city?


There is the Sky Skan Planetarium in Fiera del Levante in Bari. Everyone who is fascinated by the mystery of the universe should visit here. The dome with a diameter of 15 meters is a place with unusual 3D shows, which introduces topics in the field of astronomy, humanities and natural sciences. The object is managed by Associazione Culturale Andromeda. Admission: 4.5 to 7 euros.

Lovers of culinary tourism will also not be disappointed. Particularly worthy attention is the excellently supplied market by Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII (Mercato Coperto Santa Scolastica). Here you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, meats and of course, various freshly caught fish and seafood. During the holidays, the inhabitants of the city and nearby buy the necessary food products here.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Sky-Skan planetarium

COST: 7€

Mercato Coperto Santa Scolastica

COST: FREE

Attractions in the region


History enthusiasts can go on a trip to Noci, where they will find the stone temple of La Chiesa del Barsento situated on a picturesque hill. It is an example of medieval Romanesque architecture; still, there are numerous traces of ancient buildings around the church area. Inside the three-nave temple there are frescoes from the 11th-12th century. You can get to Noci, located at a distance of about 50 km, by public transport from the Bari Centro station.

It is also worth heading for Andria (about 55 km east of Bari) to see the mysterious Castel del Monte, built by Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty in the 13th century. The object was laid out onan octagon plan at an altitude of 540 m above sea level. The admission ticket costs about 10 euros. The most comfortable way to get there is by car.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Noci

DISTANCE: 50 km

Polignano a Mare

DISTANCE: 30 km

Cuisine


Sun, sea, wind and wonderful food, all worth giving up the tiring calorie count for once. Apulia, a region spread along the heel of the Italian shoe, is famous for its fertile soil. It is no surprise that many species of fine Italian wine and olive oil come from this place. The conditions are conducive to the cultivation of cereals, vegetables and fruits, which later find their place in aromatic pastas, salads and goulash.

The regional product in Apulia is orecchiette – a hard wheat pasta that resembles small ears. It is served with tomato sauce, vegetables or meat. The local restaurants also offer delicious cheese, including ‘pecorino’ from sheep. The local wine also deserves a mention, among others white from Locorotondo, red from Castel del Monte and pink from the Salento peninsula.
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What should you try?


The traditional delicacy of Bari is the tiellabarese casserole, which consists of rice, mussels, potatoes and other vegetables. It is worth trying the filling orecchiette pasta, served here with various sauces – everyone will surely find their favourite combination. Another rarity is involtini meat rolls with bacon or vegetables. For dinner you simply must try the original Italian pizza or calzone.

MENU


Tiella barese

casserole of rice, mussels and vegetables

Orecchiette

macaroni ears served with different sauces

Involtini

meat roulades stuffed with bacon or vegetables

Calzone

baked pizza dumpling stuffed with salami, ham, vegetables, eggs and cheese

Where to visit?


For lunch or dinner, it is worth stopping by at Mastro Ciccio, which serves regional dishes and take-away sandwiches. For a romantic dinner with a view to the old town, choose Ristorante Terrazza Murat, located on the roof of the Palace Hotel. You can get fantastic ice cream in Antica Gelateria Gentile. In the evening, visit La Ciclatera – a pub famous for excellent drinks and a great atmosphere.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Mastro Ciccio

DINNER: 8-14€

Antica Gelateria Gentile

ICE CREAM: 3€

Weather


The port city of Bari lies on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Apulia in the south of Italy. It has a subtropical climate, humid with hot summers and rainy but mild winters. The average temperature in July and August is around 30°C. The coldest month of the year is January, with a temperature of 11-13°C. The average annual rainfall in the city is about 560 mm.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

13°/ 5°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

29°/ 19°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

20°/ 11°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Bari?


Spring and autumn are a good time to visit Bari and the entire region of Apulia. In July and August, you can expect crowds of tourists and very high temperatures, often exceeding 30°C. When deciding on the date, it is worth avoiding holidays and long weekends. If sunbathing is not quite something that you care about, you can visit Bari in February or March, when the temperature during the day is around 15°C.

Bari is around
7200 km from New York.
The flight is 10 hours and 30 minutes

Athens is around
1700 km from London.
The flight is 2 hours and 45 minutes

Bari is around
1300 km from Berlin.
The flight is 2 hours and 10 minutes

How to get from the airport to the city centre?


The Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, also known as Aeroporto di Palese, is located approximately 12 km northwest of the city centre of Bari. The airport currently handles several dozen regular, low cost and charter carriers, including Wizz Air, Ryanair and easy Jet. In the airport there are numerous shops, restaurants, a car rental point and parking lots.

You can take bus number 16, which runs between 5.00 and 23.00 to get from the airport to the centre of Bari. Travelers can also use cabs (approximate cost of travel: 20 euros) and a train that runs to the city centre from the Bari Aeroporto railway station.

BARI

Karol Wojtyła

12 km

From the city centre

BRI

Bus

0,8€ (50 min)

TAXI

20€ (25 min)

How to get around Bari?


When visiting Bari, you can choose between Amtab Bari and Tempesta buses, trains, taxis and ferries, but you can easily see a big part of the old town on foot. There is no trouble inreaching further parts of the Puglia region from here, and the ticket prices are not excessive. An interesting option for travellers is a tourist boat trip to ports in Croatia, Albania or Greece.

When visiting Bari and its hinterland, you can also rent a car. Having you own means of transport is a guarantee of comfort and independence –provided you make sure to have a good map and/or GPS navigationat hand.

Prices in the city


Puglia belongs to the less prosperous regions of Italy, which is reflected in the prices. It is not as expensive here as in the north of the country or in the capital – Rome. This can be felt especially during shopping in grocery stores or visits to restaurants and bars.

Currency

euro

Coffee

1,5€

Foccacia

2€

Lunch at the restaurant

15€

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New York

All about New York


It is not without a reason that New York is called the capital of the world. It is probably the most frequentplace on everyone’s ‘must see’ list. After all, it is America in a nutshell and at the same time, the antithesis of the country. A country of strong identity and interesting, but often times tragic history, which has influenced its atmosphere and the sense of local patriotism among the citizens residing here for centuries from all parts of the world.
As in the case of a fascinating metropolis, New York is full of iconic views known in every corner of the Earth, but also interesting places which you should also be sure to see during your visit. These include Williamsburg in Brooklyn or SoHo in Manhattan; whose artistic energy emanates into the entire world.

The biggest attractions in New York


Museum of Art

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Natural History Museum

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What can you find in the city?


The diverse tourist offer of New York includes hundreds of interesting places, illustrating the history of the city and the United States. One of them is the National Museum of the American Indian, which also has its headquarters in Washington and Suitland, Maryland. Museum exhibitions present the material and immaterial culture of American Indians (free admission).

One unforgettable experience that’s on offer is a visit to the largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world, Gulliver’s Gate. Here you can see famous New York monuments and characteristic buildings in micro version (admission: approx. 31 dollars; family ticket for 5 persons: 108 collars). Tourists seeking spectacular views can treat themselves to a cable car ride to Roosevelt Island (cost: approx. 2.8 USD). The isolated island features a picturesquepark (F.D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park).

RECOMMENDED PLACES

National Museum of the American Indian

COST: FREE

Gulliver’s Gate

COST: 31$

Attractions in the region


During your stay in New York, be sure to visit Lower Manhattan. Here you can find the famous Wall Street and the oldest Chinese district in town, Chinatown. This was also the place of the twin towers, World Trade Centre. You can admire Lower Manhattan as well as the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge from the Staten Island Ferry, moving between Manhattan and Staten Island. To get on the ferry from Manhattan, you need to head for South Ferry (Whitehall station).

Fans of ‘Downtown Abbey’ will surely find interesting the fact, that there is an unusual exhibition at 57th Street dedicated to the British TV series (admission: approx. 30 dollars). It is worth combining your recreation in Central Park with a visit to the Belvedere Castle which is currently the seat of the Nature Society. The castle offers a beautiful panorama of the neighbouring parts of the city.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Staten Island

DISTANCE: 20 km

Williamsburg

DISTANCE: 5 km

Cuisine


It is difficult to find another place like this in the world which offers a place serving freshly made dishes of the American, French, Italian or Chinese cuisine at every time of day and night. The diversity of New York’s gastronomy makes everyone feel at home here. Pizza, sushi, or maybe falafel? Restaurants offer everything you can imagine: from seafood, through crème brûlée, finishing off with cheesecake and the Polish dumplings.

New York eateries are famous for their delicious food. The unbelievable mix of dishes and snacks from different parts of the world makes it easy to find your favourite. It is worth trying the local delicacies served in food trucks. Almost every street has a place where you can buy a burger with fries, hot dog, meat sandwiches or Chinese food. There are also vegetarian and vegan delicacies.

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Borought Market

Camden Market

Covent Garden

Real Foods Market

What should you try?


When in New York, it is worth trying the traditional American clam chowder soup, called the ‘fisherman’s soup’. A popular snack is beef sandwiches (reuben), as well as bagels and donuts eaten for breakfast or lunch and sipped with coffee. New York is also paradise for enthusiast of grilled meat – steaks or pieces of chicken, served with French fries and salad.

MENU


Clam chowder

thick soup with mussels, potatoes, celery and onions

Reuben

sandwich with cabbage, Swiss cheese, beef and Russian sauce

New York Strip

aromatic roast beef steak

Doughnut

a disk-shaped glazed doughnut

Where to visit?


You can find tasty burgers at an affordable price in Shake Shack at Madison Square. Russ&Daughters offers original bagels. For an Asian dinner, go to Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown, or try a traditional pizza at Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn. Great desserts are served at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. You can also taste vanilla ice cream with sea salt in the iconic Big Gay Ice Cream ice cream shop.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Shake Shack

BURGER: 8$

Russ&Daughters

BAJGIEL: 10$

Weather


New York is located in the continental climate zone, but the effects of a humid subtropical climate are also visible here. The sun here for an average of 234 days a year. The summers are generally very hot, with a temperature exceeding 30℃. In winter, the average temperature fluctuates between 0-1℃, but there are also colder days when it drops to -10℃. The average annual rainfall is about 1,200 mm.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

/ -3°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

July

29°/ 20°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

17°/ 9°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to New York?


New York is full of life around the clock, 365 days a year. The impressive number of New York attractions and cultural events of international reach attracts travellers like a magnet. Tourists fly to New York every season of the year. Meanwhile those, who are not fans of heatwaves, usually book their stay in spring or autumn, when the weather is pleasant and the temperature does not exceed 20℃.

New York is around
4000 km from Los Angeles.
The flight is 5 hours and 30 minutes

New York is around
5600 km from London.
The flight is 7 hours and 40 minutes

New York is around
6400 km from Berlin.
The flight is 9 hours

How to get from the airports to the city


There are 3 main airports in New York: LaGuardia located approx. 13 km from Manhattan, Newark at a distance of approx. 25 km from the city centre and the John F. Kennedy airport in the Queens Quarter. You can get a free Airline Connection bus, the AirTrain overhead rail or thefamous yellow taxi to get from Newark Airport to downtown New York.

To travel from LaGuardia to Manhattan, you can take the NYC Airporter bus running every 30 minutes, which is stationed at the Grand Central Station. To reach the centre from the JFK airport, you can ride by bus, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) or subway.

NEW YORK

John F. Kennedy

22 km

From the city centre

JFK

METRO

7,75$ (50 min)

Train

15$ (35 min)

NEW YORK

LaGuardia

13 km

From the city centre

LGA

Bus

2,75$ (50 min)

Train

15$ (45 min)

NEW JERSEY

Newark

25 km

From the city centre

EWR

Bus

17$ (55 min)

Train

13$ (25 min)

How to get around the city?


New York can boast a perfectly developed public transport network. There are over 300 bus lines, 24 metro lines (round-the-clock), the iconic yellow taxis, minivans and limousines for rent. It is worth buying the MetroCard, which allows an unlimited number of trips by metro or bus (price of 7-day card: approx. 32 dollars).

Before traveling to the USA, consider the option of renting a car – especially if you want to explore the neighbouring states of New York. Moving by car through the city centre, you can expect traffic jams, increased pedestrian traffic (especially in Manhattan) and lack of parking spaces.

Prices in the city


What prices are there in New York? The answer can only be one: very high. Even though you can shop relatively cheap in the city, the costs of residing in the Big Apple are usually very high. As far as accommodation is concerned, it is best to choose districts like Brooklyn and Queens, not so distant from town. It is also worth bearing in mind that the prices in restaurant menus (and not just that!) do not include tax and tips.

Currency

U.S. dollar

Coffee

4$

Burger

10$

Lunch at the restaurant

35$

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Chania

All about Chania


A Venetian pearl with a Turkish soul on the Greek Crete. The complicated history and multiculturality have caused that today China can boast an incredible atmosphere. The Venetian port is situated next to a mosque with traditional Greek street markets on the nearby streets.

Chania is not just the atmosphere of the city, but also wonderful nature. The city is situated in the shadow of mountain Lefka Ori, where there lies the tremendous Samaria Gorge. In this part of Crete, there is also an incredible coast with beautiful beaches like Laguna Balos.

The greatest attractions of Chania


Laguna Balos

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Venetian Port

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Samaria Gorge

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Cathedral of Eisodion

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Firkas Fortress

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Topolia Gorge

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What can you find in the city?


The city offers many well-stocked marketplaces, where local sellers offer regional delicacies, wine, freshly-caught fish and interesting handicrafts. It is visiting, among others Mercato Agora di Chania, and Laiki, a traditional street market in Chania.

Chania attracts enthusiasts of extreme sports. Enjoy a solid dose of adrenaline during a paraglider flight, off-road car rides through the surrounding nature reserves and submarine trip, organised by one of the local tourist offices.

When visiting the port of Chania, it is worth seeing the Venetian arsenal (Neoria) and the old shipyard, which is now a museum. Here you will learn about the history of ships built during the Venetian occupation (1204–1669) and admire traces of the presence of Venetians in Crete.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Laiki

COST: FREE

Maritime Museum of Crete

COST: 2€

Attractions in the region


About 19 km southwest of the city centre, in the small village of Skordalou, there is a botanical garden, famous for its oldest olive plantations in Europe. This beautiful and well-kept park is the perfect place for a family trip or picnic with friends. You can buy fresh olives, olive oil and home-made preserves in the local shop. Transfer by car from Chania takes about 25 minutes.

When you get bored of sunbathing, be sure to go to the Limnoupolis Water Park in Varipetro, about 8 km from Chania. Enthusiast of water madness are awaited by a series of attractions: giant slides, wild river, ‘black hole’, children’s pools, restaurants and many more. A daily ticket costs around EUR 25 per adult and EUR 18 per child up to 12 years old. An unforgettable experience guaranteed!

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Skordalou

DISTANCE: 19 km

Limnoupolis Water Park

DISTANCE: 8 km

Cuisine


Great monuments, fantastic beaches and delicious food – this combination is the determinant of a successful holiday. The Cretan cuisine is simple and healthy. Aromatic salads, filling meat dishes and delicious fish and seafood conquer the hearts (or rather palates) of visitors at an instant. Crete is famous for the production of delicious cheese (not only feta), bread (not just pita bread), sweet snacks and delicious snails, served with wine and bulgur wheat.

The high-percentage Greek specialty is ouzo (Greek anise flavoured vodka) and crayfish, also called tsipouro (liquor produced from grapes). Crete is a true vegetarian paradise. Maturing for the entire year, fruits and vegetables form the basis of many aromatic dishes, which combined with olive, feta and seaside scenery taste delicious.

What should you try?


Dakos, or toasts topped with tomatoes, olive oil, feta cheese and herbs,will work great as a quick snack ‘on the go’. For dinner, try grilled lamb, served with tzatziki and freshly baked bread. Musaka and papoutsakia are popular meat dishes with eggplant in the leading role. For dessert, you simply must taste karpopita – a nut cake with a distinct spicy-orange flavour.

MENU


Dakos

toasts with tomatoes, olive oil, feta cheese and herbs

Souvlaki

grilled lamb with tzatziki sauce and freshly baked bread

Musaka

eggplant, tomato and minced meat casserole

Karydopita

nut cake with spicy spices soaked in orange syrup

Where to visit?


To Maridaki restaurant located in the centre of Chania serves delicious seafood. Enjoy traditional Greek dishes in To Mikio or Serenissima taverns. You can also try the delicious nut cake at Koukouvagia. For a great experience, stop at Tholos restaurant for a romantic dinner, famous for its truly Greek atmosphere.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Serenissima

DINNER: 30€

Koukouvagia

DESSERT: 5€

Weather


Chania is a Greek port city, located on the north-western coast of Crete. The village is situated in the Mediterranean subtropical climate. The average temperature in the hottest months of July and August is 26°C. January is the coldest, when the average temperature fluctuates between 11-12°C. The average annual rainfall is 640 mm, and the richest falls take place in January.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

14°/ 8°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

30°/ 21°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

22°/ 14°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Chania?


The dry summers and mild winters make it possible to fly to Chania at any time of the year, but those who are not fans of hot weather should beware of the high season. In July and August, the temperature often exceeds 40°C. The best month for a holiday in Crete is May, when you can admire the flourishing vegetation and optimal weather conditions favour active relaxation.

Chania is around
8100 km from New York.
The flight is 11 hours and 40 minutes

Chania is around
2600 km from London.
The flight is 3 hours and 45 minutes

Chania is around
2100 km from Berlin.
The flight is 4 hours and 55 minutes

How to get from the airports to the city centre?


The Chania International Airport ‘Daskalogiannis’is located on the west coast of Crete, about 14 km from the centre of Chania. The airport handles both low-cost and regular airlines. Every year, it hosts nearly 3 million travellers.

You can reachthe city centre from the Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis by KTEL bus. Coaches run between 6.00 am and midnight. A one-off ticket costs about EUR 2-3. The journey takes less than 30 minutes. You can also get there by cab.

CHANIA

Ioannis Daskalogiannis

14 km

From the city centre

CHQ

Bus

3€ (30 min)

TAXI

24€ (15 min)

How to get around the island?


There are intercity coaches like KTEL running through Crete. You can easily get to every corner of the island from Chania. The approximate cost of traveling from Chania to Rethymnon by air-conditioned coach is about EUR 6.5, and to Heraklion – approx. EUR 14. Tickets can be purchased at bus stations, directly via the carrier’s website or from the driver.

Traveling by car in Crete is the perfect solution –especially if you are planning to explore the whole island. You can also rent a car at Chania airport or at local rentals available in all cities. The island’s road infrastructure is well developed and the views during the journey are fantastic!

Prices in the city


The prices in Chania, similar to the entire Crete, are quite moderate. Costs of accommodation and basic food items are relatively low. It is also worth doing shopping at local street markets which offer amazing local delicacies for little money. Prices of street snacks and meals at restaurants are also at an acceptable level.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Dakos

4€

Lunch at the restaurant

12€

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Barcelona

Barcelona: the ultimate city guide

About Barcelona


The most fashionable city in Europe, associated with the climatic streets, La Rambla and the amazing city beaches. However, Barcelona is also a symbol of Catalonia and its inhabitants, who are known for their pride of being independent, their own language and customs. By the way, it’salso a city with manycontrasts.

The capital of Catalonia is a perfect place for lovers of interesting combinations – on the one hand, Camp Nou and one of the most famous football companies in Europe, on the other – amazing objects designed by Gaudi. Beautiful beaches and tourists, and near the car factory. These contrasts make Barcelona a real dynamic metropolis.

The greatest attractions of Barcelona


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What can you find in the city?


In Barcelona there is the big Tibidabo entertainment park with impressive roller coaster, carousels and a zone of attractions for the whole family. If you don’t have enough time to spend the whole day in the park, it’s worth using the Funicular Tibidabo funicular – fantastic views guaranteed! The cost of a trip: EUR 7,7 per adult person.

Barcelona is the perfect place for history enthusiasts. You can visit the Monestir de Pedralbes – a Gothic monastery founded in the 14th century, commissioned by King James II of Aragon. In the museum near the monastery, there are works of sacred art and everyday objects of nuns who lived in the monastery. The garden in the courtyard, with large cypresses and palm trees, is the perfect place to relax from the noise and crowds of the metropolis.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Funicular Tibidabo

COST: 7,7€

Monestir de Pedralbes

COST: 5€

Attractions in the region


Barcelona is not only related to great monuments and delicious food but also beautiful beaches and stunning views. The Barceloneta beach is the most popular, however, this place is very crowded in the summer. If you are looking for a better place to relax, the beach of Bogatell or Ocata will be perfect for you. It is located about 20 km from the city centre, in the village of El Masnou.

Montjuïc Park is another interesting place in Barcelona. You can get there by the Funicular de Montjuic and then the cable car Teleferic de Montjuïc. You can watch the amazing panorama of the city from the hill, 173 m above sea level. There are also many attractions there, including Castell de Montjuic, fountain complex Font Magica, Olympic Stadium, Spanish village and Museu National d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Ocata

DISTANCE: 20 km

Montjuïc Park

DISTANCE: 3 km

Cuisine


Catalonia is a very diversified region. It’s also associated with the traditional Catalan cuisine, which dates back to the fifteenth century. You will definitely fall in love with the Mediterranean richness of flavours of this part of Spain (and forget about counting calories). You can taste fresh vegetables, olives, the best quality olive oil, fish and seafood straight from the catch, regional cheese and wine.

It’s difficult to imagine a Catalan cuisine without such specialities as pepper chorizo sausage, long-maturing “JamonIbérico” ham and dried Fuet sausage. All these delicacies, decorated with fresh herbs, tomatoes and olives, are served in the form of tapas, or small snack with a local drink, in particular, a sparkling “cava” wine.

What should you try?


First of all, “Paelli”, a traditional Iberian dish of rice and meat seasoned with saffron. You should also try “Faves a la catalana” – a meat stew with boletus mushrooms. “Sarsuela de peix” is a mixture of fish, seafood, sauté sauce and Picad, served in a clay pot. For dessert, you must try “Crema catalana” – pudding with a touch of lemon and cinnamon.

MENU


Paella

a mixture of rice and meat seasoned with saffron

Faves a la catalana

meat stew with boletus

Sarsuela de peix

goulash from fish and seafood

Crema Catalana

dessert made of milk, lemon, egg yolks and cinnamon, covered with a layer of caramelized sugar

Where to visit?


You should definitely visit the Catalan the Viana restaurant at Carrer del Vidre 7. You can taste great tapas in the Bodega Biarritz at Nou de San Francesc 7. For an evening cocktail, it’s worth visiting Gurú Food & Cocktails in the city center. During a hot day, visit the Manna Gelats – one of the best ice cream shops in Barcelona.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Bodega Biarritz

TAPAS: 2-4€

Viana

DINNER: 16-25€

Weather


The capital of Catalonia is located the Mediterranean subtropical climate zone, with hot summers and mild winters. The air temperature in the whole summer season is between 25-31° C, and the Barcelona winter is mild, with an average temperature of 14° C. The warmest month of the year is August. Then the water temperature exceeds 25° C.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

15°/ 9°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

29°/ 23°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

21°/ 15°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Barcelona?


In Barcelona, there are many prestigious cultural and sports events every year, including the Primavera Sound Festival and football matches at the Camp Nou stadium. If you want to avoid crowds of tourists on the streets and long hours of waiting in the queues, let’s plan a trip at the beginning of spring, autumn or winter.

Barcelona is around
6100 km from New York.
The flight is 7 hours and 10 minutes

Barcelona is around
1100 km from London.
The flight is 2 hours

Barcelona is around
1500 km from Berlin.
The flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes

How to get from the airports to the city centre?


There are several airports in Barcelona, including the largest airport in Catalonia: Barcelona El Prat, about 15 km from the center of the metropolis. The airport serves over 45 million passengers each year. There is a large shopping center, many restaurants, luggage storage and car rental companies.
It’s the second largest airport in Spain. From the El Prat airport to the city center you can get by buses: 46, L77, PR1 and L99. On the Barcelona El Prat – Plaza Catalunya route there are also Air buses and night buses. There is also the metro line L9 and the railway (line R2 Rodalies). A taxi ride to the center of Barcelona costs EUR 25-30. The journey by car takes about 20-40 minutes.

BARCELONA

El Prat

15 km

From the city centre

BCN

METRO

4,5€ (45 min)

Train

4€ (20 min)

BARCELONA

Girona

90 km

From the city centre

GRO

Bus

16€ (75 min)

Train

16€ (40 min)

How to get around Barcelona?


TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona) is responsible for public transport in Barcelona. It is related to metro, buses, trams, trains and railways. Travelers have a choice between single tickets (about EUR 2.15) and T10 ticket entitling to 10 trips (about EUR 9.95). You should consider buying a Barcelona Card that guarantees free travel and admission to many of the city’s attractions (price: from EUR 42).

Renting a car in Barcelona is definitely an attractive option if you plan to visit further corners of Catalonia and Costa Brava. However, driving a car through the metropolitan center may take a lot of time and you should be prepared for the lack of sufficient parking spaces for visitors.

Prices in the city


Fashion costs a lot! That is why a trip to Barcelona, one of the most fashionable places in Europe, can cost a lot of money. If you plan to stay in Barcelona and don’t to spend too much, you should focus on finding accommodation at a reasonable price. The same applies to food and basic products – their prices remain at the upper limit of the average for Western European metropolises.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Bocadillos

5€

Lunch at the restaurant

25€

Best flight deals


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Porto

All about Porto


The largest city of northern Portugal is without a doubt the gate to Europe. Spread between the cold waves of the Atlantic Ocean, which testifies to its openness, but also to the enormous marine traditions and. . . flavours that fascinate the people who arrive here.

Porto is not only a great culinary experience – wine, sharing its name with the city, or the famous bacalhau. It is also the symbol of Europe’s connection with the world and a great place to visit, recognised as the best tourist direction in Europe twice in the recent years!

The greatest attractions in Porto


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Sacral objects

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What can you find in the city?


A great attraction for families is a visit to the Sea Life aquarium by Castelo do Queijo. It is home to rare aquatic species. You can get here via the metro (lines A and D). Admission: 13.5€ per adult and 9.5€ per child aged 4-12. During your holidays with friends, it is worth enjoying the extensive offer of escape rooms. In Porto there is a whole bunch of those (like Exit Games, Occultus). Will you find your fiancée after a wild bachelor’s party or discover the secret of the haunted orphanage? We encourage you to participate in this exciting game! For those searching for extraordinary aesthetical experiences, you can visit the 19th century Lapa cemetery which is the equivalent of the Lisbon Prazeres cemetery. There are beautiful, mysterious tombstones, romantic sculptures and richly decorated sarcophagus.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Sea Life Porto

COST: 13,5€

Cemiterio da Lapa

COST: FREE

Attractions in the region


Porto is an incredibly colourful city with tremendous artistic, landscape and recreational values. After many hours of sightseeing fascinating monuments, tasting the local specialties and shopping at the famous Mercado Do Bolhao market, it is worth hiding away in one of the nearby beaches and admiring the majestic ocean while sipping on the splendid Port wine. You can go to Praia da Luz or the less frequented beach Carneiro, situated about 5 km from the heart of the city centre. You can get there via the metro or bus. Visitors looking for tranquillity will find peace in beautiful Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, which offers a beautiful panorama of river Duero – the perfect place for a walk or a picnic near the centre of Porto.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Carneiro

DISTANCE: 5 km

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

DISTANCE: 2 km

Cuisine


Porto cuisine is a sum of Portugal cuisine in a nutshell. Many dishes served across the country originate from here. The Tripas à Moda do Porto soup or cod à la Gomes de Sá are just some of them. The foundation of the local gastronomy are fish and seafood, various types of meat, chouriço sausage and fresh vegetables, including olives, potatoes and cabbage.

The citizens of Porto love sandwiches, especially Francesinha – toast with cheese, cold cuts and fries, topped with sauce. It is difficult to imagine many regional dishes without the splendid Port wine on the side. You can find the best wines in numerous cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia – a neighbouring city, located on the other side of river Duero. The sweet delicacies with Pastel de Nata at the forefront also deserve a special mention; you can find them in all confectioneries.

What should you try?


When on vacation in Porto, it is worth trying grilled sardines or Bacalhau, which is baked cod with egg and potatoes. Fans of one-pot meals will also not be disappointed. They will find such delicacies here like Caldo Verde (cabbage soup with sausage chouriço), Cozido a Portuguesa (meat and vegetable stew served with rice), or Caldeirada (goulash from various pieces of fish).

MENU


Bacalhau

cod baked with egg and potatoes

Caldo verde

cabbage soup with chouriço sausage

Cozido a Portuguesa

meat and vegetable goulash with rice

Caldeirada

thick fish soup made of cod, tuna or perch

Where to visit?


Delicious local dishes are offered in Petisqueira Voltaria and Camafeu, considered to be the culinary pearl of Porto. You can try tasty sandwiches in A Sandeira, and delicious coffee in the stylish Café Majestic. Wine Quay Bar is a perfect place for a romantic dinner with a beautiful view. In the evening, it is worth stopping for a glass of wine at Praia da Luz – a pleasant place right by the beach.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

A Sandeira

SANDWICH: 5€

Camafeu

DINNER: 20-30€

Weather


The magical Porto, where the sun shines for 2,500 hours a year, lies in the subtropical climate zone which is characterised by warm summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is 20°C. The warmest month of the year is August with a temperature of 20-24°C. January is the coldest: around 9°C. There is rainfall for 147 days a year, and the richest precipitation occurs at the beginning of the year.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

14°/ 5°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

26°/ 16°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

20°/ 11°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Porto?


It is worth planning your trip to Porto in the spring or autumn. In the winter, you have to reckon with heavy rainfall and in the summer, Porto is visited by crowds of tourists. There are interesting cultural events throughout the entire year, including St. John’s Festival, food festival Rota das Estrelas, music festival NOS Primavera Sound and the International Film Festival.

Porto is around
5300 km from New York.
The flight is 10 hours and 25 minutes

Porto is around
1300 km from London.
The flight is 2 hours and 15 minutes

Porto is around
2100 km from Berlin.
The flight is 3 hours and 20 minutes

How to get from the airports to the city centre?


The international airport Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro is one of the largest in Portugal. The airport is located approximately 11 km northwest of the centre. It handles 8 million passengers annually. There is a parking, shops, restaurants and cafes, bank and car rental available at the premises of the airport.

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is well communicated with the centre of Porto. The route is served by buses (including lines 601, 602, 604), suburban buses (no. 120, 105N) and the E metro line, which runs every 20-30 minutes. Travelers can also use cabs. The TAXI stop is located in front of the arrivals hall.

PORTO

Francisco Sá Carneiro

11 km

From the city centre

OPO

Bus

2€ (50 min)

Metro

2€ (25 min)

How to get around the city?


Public transport in Porto consists of metro, buses, STCP trams, CP trains, coaches and the Funicular dos Guindais lift, which is an attraction in itself. A single ticket for public transport costs 1.20 – 1.95€. A daily ticket entitling to an unlimited number of transits costs 4.5 – 5.50€. A one-way ticket for transit with the 19th-century cable car costs about 2.50 €.

Travellingaround the city in a car may cause problems with parking, traffic in morning and afternoon hours and driving through narrow alleys. However, renting a vehicle is a good solution if you are planning a longer vacation combined with a visit to Lisbon and the entire western coast of Portugal.

Prices in the city


As in the case of the second largest city in Portugal, Porto belongs to the most expensive places in the country. However, it is worth noting that not everything here is as expensive as it could appear at first sight. It is undeniable that you will pay a lot for accommodation and food as well as beverages bought in restaurants. On the other hand, retail food stores offer averageEuropean prices, and public transport tickets and access to tourist attractions cost relatively little.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Francescinha

6€

Lunch at the restaurant

25€

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Greenland

About Greenland


Greenland is as equally big as little known. It is the largest island in the world with a surface area of half of Europe. The population consists of only 56,000 people, the whole area is mostly covered with snow. The harsh climates and unique landscapes make the “Green Island” an increasingly popular destination for tourists.

On the island, you will find everything you can expect from the polar world – a huge ice sheet covering the whole island, rocky shores, fjords, and ice mountains. You can find numerous varieties of Polar animals, such as bears, owls, sharks or shrimps. You will also find the ruins of the Viking settlement here and the characteristic wooden buildings of the Danish colonists.

Greenland’s Biggest Attractions


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Greenland is the largest island in the world, extremely picturesque, still unexplored, and because of its “inaccessibility” very attractive for tourists thirsty for arctic impressions. Although we won’t find many historical monuments here, the island offers numerous attractions which won’t be found elsewhere so there is no point in looking.

Greenland is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts and for explorers who enjoy natural habitat that is untouched by civilization. While traveling the “ice land” we can enjoy the idyllic, unspoiled nature, crystal clear air and beautiful landscapes. Among many tourists offers you can find attractions such as trekking on the Qaleraliq glacier in the southern part of the island, Whale Safari (whale watching in their natural habitat near Alluitsup Paa), fishing in the Kuusuaq River, canoe trips on the Disko Bay, or a ride in search of musk ox at Lake Ferguson.

Greenland is known for dog sledding trips which are popular both among the residents and the tourists. Travel agencies offer several types of sled trails with varying levels of difficulty. Thanks to this, everyone can enjoy the pleasure of riding in the company of well-trained dogs.

Recommend Places

Qaleraliq

COST: FREE

Whale Safari

COST: 7800 DKK

What to see in the area?


The mountainous island of Disko at the Baffin Sea with its two picturesque villages – Qequertarsuaq and Kangerluk is worth visiting during your stay in Greenland. History lovers can look into the medieval settlement Brattahlid (now Qassiarsuk), which is called the capital of the Vikings. Founded by Erik Rudobrode, the settlement is located on the southwestern coast of Greenland, near the town of Narsarsuaq.

Great popularity among tourist enjoys a relaxing bath in the hot springs of the Uunartoq. The water temperature exceeds 35 ° C. Uunartoq is a small island located near Alluitsup Paa. Hot springs can also be found near the town of Ilulissat.

For certain individual attractions, you will be transported by sea routes or by plane. Cruises with small ships and boats are maintained by several lines (including Disko Line, Blue Ice Explorer). We can also buy a guided tour of a chosen place in one of the local travel agencies.

Recommended places

Uunartoq

DISTANCE: 505 km (from Nuuk)

Disko

DISTANCE: 550 km (from Nuuk)

Cuisine


Greenland’s gastronomy combines elements of Danish and Canadian cuisine. Its basis is meat, fish, and seafood. The tables are dominated by dishes prepared on the basis of meat from seals, whales, walruses, and reindeer. Due to the Arctic and subarctic climate on the island, a large number of vegetables and fruits haven’t been cultivated. Currently, due to the warming of the climate, the indigenous inhabitants of the island are increasingly working on agricultural production. They successfully are growing potatoes and cabbage. However, most vegetables and other food products are imported.

Greenlanders like simple and filling one-pot meals, which is why they often prepare soups. Potatoes or rice are served as sides for meat dishes. Most popular foods are dried or salted fish and raw meat (e.g. porpoise tartare). For dessert, Greenlanders eat a yeast cake with raisins called kalaallit kaagiat. After dinner, people drink hot coffee with a hint of whiskey. A common phenomenon on the island is eating outdoors. When the weather allows, the Greenlanders are happy to cook grilled dishes.

What to try?


A popular dish on the island is suaasat – a soup that is made from seal, whale or other animal meat, seasoned with salt pepper and bay leaf, served with potatoes, onions, and rice (optional pasta). Traditional delicacies include mattak, raw porpoise skin, and raw kiviak. A favorite delicacy is baked musk ox meat, eider broth, smoked or boiled fish.

MENU


Suaasat

seal meat soup

Mattak

raw porpoise skin

Kiviak

raw alki meat

Fish

served in smoked or cooked form

Where to visit?


On your way to the Ilulissat fjord, you can visit the Mamartut restaurant for delicious seafood. For a wholesome dinner composed of fresh, locally available ingredients, you can drop by at the Ulo restaurant. During your stay in Nuuk, you can stop in the Sarfalik restaurant, where both local delicacies and world cuisine (including vegetarian dishes) are served. On the other hand, the Qooqqut Nuan diner, situated on beautiful arctic scenery, is a great place to enjoy dishes of freshly caught fish.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Ulo

DINNER: 155 DKK

Mamartut

WHOLESALE CARPACCIO: 95 DKK

Weather


The weather in Greenland is changeable. The sub-polar climate prevails on the most populated southern and western coast of the island. In January, the average temperature is -7 ° C, while in July it is an average of 10 ° C, but it should be emphasized that in the summer season you can hit much higher temperatures, exceeding even 18 ° C. The middle area of Greenland which is covered with glaciers lies in the polar climate zone, where the temperature even in summer is 0 ° C. Snowfalls and light rain showers on the south-west coast are on average 800-1100 mm.

THE COLDEST MONTH

FEBRUARY

-6°/ -11°

Average temperature in Nuuk day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

JULY

11°/ 4°

Average temperature in Nuuk day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

/ -2°

Average temperature in Nuuk day/night

When to fly?


Tourists are most likely to visit the island in the summer (especially in the months of June-August) when the day is longer and the temperatures in the west and south of the island are the highest (they can reach 20 ° C). However, even in the summer season, you have to reckon with the sudden change of weather, strong winds, and rain.

Greenland is around
3000 km from New York.
The flight is 13 hours and 25 minutes

Greenland is around
3200 km from London.
The flight is 13 hours and 20 minutes

The Athens is around
3800 km from Berlin.
The flight is 9 hours and 5 minutes

Airports on the island


The island has several international airports, including the airport in the capital of Greenland – Nuuk (GOH), and the largest airport on the island – Kangerlussuaq (SFJ).

Sisimiut (JHS) and Ilulissat (JAV) airports are on the west coast and Narsarsuaq (UAK) in the south. A flight from Poland to Greenland requires a layover at either Copenhagen or Reykjavik. Flights from Europe are operated by Air Greenland.

GREENLAND

Nuuk

4 km

From the city centre

GOH

TAXI

120 DKK (10 min)

GREENLAND

Kangerlussuaq

13 km

From the city centre

SFJ

Bus

10 DKK (15 min)

GREENLAND

Sisimiut

5 km

From the city centre

JHS

TAXI

100 DKK (10 min)

How to get around the island?


Local means of transport on the island are mainly airplanes, helicopters, and small passenger ships and boats. Among others, Air Greenland and Greenland Express flights, as well as Arctic Umiaq Line cruises, operate. The current flight and cruising schedules can be found in tourist offices located in major towns on the island. It is recommended to book tickets in advance because the demand for them is large. Nuuk also has city buses (ticket price – about 15 DKK) and taxis.

There isn’t really any developed road system or rail system connecting individual cities on the island. In the larger towns, you can rent a car, but due to poorly developed road infrastructure, it is rarely used – especially if you want to explore a larger part of the island. In the meantime, we have a local means of transport such as passenger aircraft, helicopter, ferry, boat, snowmobile or even dog sledding.

Prices in the city


Greenland is a part of Denmark, which is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that on the island you will encounter high prices for even the most basic products. In addition, it should be remembered that most of them, due to the climate is imported from Denmark, so the prices in Nuuk can be much higher than in Copenhagen. This especially applies to vegetables and fruits that come from import but also frozen meat from local animals. As for the conversion of the local currency, 1 Danish crown is about 0.55 PLN.

Currency

Danish Crowns

Coffee

30 DKK

Sandwich

45 DKK

Lunch at the restaurant

150 DKK

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Chamonix

All about Chamonix


Chamonix is a treat for all those who are looking for unforgettable views. Situated in the heart of the Alps, this small town fascinates travellers with the incredible perspective of the Mont Blanc massif as well as the view of a true sea of ice in the form of the Mer de Glace glacier.

But Chamonix is not just breath-taking mountain scenery. It is also the place of the first Winter Olympic Games and a grand skiing resort. It is not without a reason that is has been given the name of the ‘European capital of extreme sports’!

The greatest attractions in Chamonix


Chamonix Le Pass

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Alpine Museum

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Club des Sports

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What can you find in the city?


It is wort visiting Rue du Docteur Paccard. This street resemblesKrupówkiin Zakopane, only located in the French Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Here you can find numerous shops with the most famous brands, particularly with ski wear. The latter particularly tempt tourists with out-of-season sales. It’s a good place to shop, walk and have a delicious dinner.

If you still have some energy left after an entire day of skiing, the perfect idea for the evening is a visit to Rue des Moulins, located right behind the main Chamonix-Mont-Blanc square. A place with many clubs and pubs – perfect for fans of parties.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Rue du Docteur Paccard

COST: FREE

Rue des Moulins

COST: FREE

Attractions in the region


An interesting experience will be a visit to the Mer de Glace glacier. It is the largest glacier in France with a length of 7 km and thickness of 200 meters. Tourists can additionally enter a grotto inside the glacier – Grotte de glace. The cable car ride to the glacier with entrance to the cave costs € 30.50.

Located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, the slopes of the Le Brévent peak are ideal for summer hiking. Additional attractions for tourists are two cabin cable cars, a ski lift and a gondola lift. What is interesting, when setting off from Chamonix you can admire the view of the Alps in two different ways: from the cable car or from a paraglider.

Around Chamonix, there are many other, equally attractive ski resorts. Les Praz de Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Vallorcine and Argentière attract the most tourists.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Mer de Glace

DISTANCE: 7 km

Le Brévent

DISTANCE: 7 km

Cuisine


In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, as the typical French city, the flagship dish is. . .  a croissant and coffee. Apart from this, Chamonix cannot offer many places with a truly French menu. You will find here many English pubs and hotels serving traditional English breakfast. If you want to try typical French meals, you must unfortunately pay a visit to the store and buy some take-away.

What should you try?


An absolute must have during your travel to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is the local liquor genepi. The name originates from Alpine herbs used to produce it. It contains 40% alcohol, 40 kinds of herbs and 40g of sugar. Besides, you simply must buy French delicacies in the Refuge Payot chain. Here you can buy fresh bread, cheese and dried meat and sausages.

MENU


Genepi

liqueur made from sagebrushgrowing on the slopes of the Alps

Fondue

melted cheese with the addition of wine and strong alcohol

La Tartiflette

fried potatoes and onions baked in local reblochon cheese

Farcement

dish of baked potatoes, bacon, onions, prunes and raisins

Where to visit?


The Le Panoramic Restaurant on the top of Le Brévent with an unearthly view of Mont Blanc is globally unique. Before the visit, it is also worth keeping in mind that the prices are unearthly as well. If you are feeling like dining in a bit cheaper surrounding, it is better to head for one of the numerous bars where you can warm up with mulled wine and not just that. Beer pubs are also worth a mention, especially the microbrewery at Rue de Bouchet 350.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Le Panoramic

DINNER: 25-35€

Micro Brasserie de Chamonix

BEER: 5€

Weather


Arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc you have to be prepared for truly English weather, despite the fact that the village is situated in France. In winter, the weather is capricious and, in the summer, it is often raining and the sun is a rarity. Because Chamonix is located 1035 m above sea level, even in the hottest period of the year the sun shines for only 5-7 hours during the day. However, you can always count on great winter skiing conditions.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

/ -7°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

July

24°/ 9°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

13°/ 1°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Chamonix?


Wanderers and lovers of beautiful views should visit in the spring, when the panoramic cable car connecting Helbronnen with the Aiguille du Midi is open. On the other hand, fans of winter sports should choose the period from December to May which is the skiing season in Chamonix. However, it is better to avoid periods like the holidays and New Year, it’s difficult to even book accommodations and the prices can be half as high.

Chamonix is around
6300 km from New York.
The flight is 7 hours and 45 minutes

Chamonix is around
800 km from London.
The flight is 1 hour and 35 minutes

Chamonix is around
900 km from Berlin.
The flight is 1 hour and 50 minutes

How to get from the airport to the city centre?


It is most convenient to get to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from Geneva Airport in Switzerland. It is located 88 km north of the city. Although this distance may initially discourage, the wide range of carriers compensates for this inconvenience.

Well-organized public transport around Chamonix-Mont-Blanc allows easy access from the airport to the city. Prices of bus tickets usually range between 19 and 25 €. It is much better to buy a ticket online – this allows to eliminate the problem of long queues, and prices are lower than at points of sale. The timetable is available online on the official Chamonix website.

GENEVA

Cointrin

88 km

From the city centre

Bus

19€ (120 min)

Train

24€ (170 min)

How to get around Chamonix?


In the centre of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc there are two stations: the train station and the Montenvers station. Both are practically next to each other. The first one is the Tramway du Mont-Blanc railway station, running from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Vallorcine. Montenvers is in turn a rack railway station that leads to the Mer de Glace glacier.

Many tourists choose to travel to Chamonix by plane and rent a car once they arrive. Given the well-organized public transport and the small size of the town, if you plan to stay only in the centre of the city, renting a car seems unnecessary. However, it is a good option for those who are planning a sightseeing tour.

Prices in the city


Residing in the area with the best view of Europe’s highest mountain unfortunately costs money. Chamonix is definitely not the cheapest of destinations and you must bare this in mind when planning your trip. The most expensive places are, of course, those most often described as ‘must see’ with a beautiful view of Mont Blanc. But you can, of course, find places in the centre of Chamonix where you can save on grocery shopping.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Croissant

4€

Lunch at the restaurant

20€

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Paris

All about Paris


Ah, Paris! The city of lovers, the city of lights, the city of fashion, the metropolis known for. . . the resident’s distant attitude to the tourists! Paris is one of the cultural capitals of the world and it would be a sin to skip it on your list of places to see.

The Eiffel Tower, the Triumphal arch, the Champs Elysées, the boulevards of the Sein … each of these places has become a pop-cultural icon, and a symbol of the French identity and pride in its own achievements. This is the reason why you simply must experience the atmosphere and flavours of Paris!

The biggest attractions in Paris


The Eiffel Tower

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Louvre

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Luxembourg Gardens

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Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Moulin Rouge

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Montmartre

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What can you find in the city?


There are many ways to get to know Paris. An interestingproposition is visiting the city following the footsteps of the Noble Prize winner Maria Skłodowska-Curie, who spent most of her life here. You can visit the interactive Curie Museum (free admission) located in the former laboratory of Mr and Mrs Curie in the 5th district. You will find here scientific instruments and archival documents of inestimable value which will reveal before you the incrediblehistory of the Curie family. The museum may be reached via the RER B railway, metro (line 7 or 10) or bus (such as line 21, 27, 38, 84).

An unforgettable experience that’s on offer is a visit to the Parisian catacombs, of which parts have been made available to the tourists. The underground ossuary hides many secrets. Entrance to the underground necropolis is located in the 14th district, near the Denfert-Rochereay metro station.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Curie Museum

COST: FREE

Parisian catacombs

COST: 12€

Attractions in the region


Paris is a city of well-maintained parks and historical cemeteries with majestic tombs. If you feel like taking a rest from the uproar at the Champs-Élysées, it is worth visiting the picturesque botanical garden Jardin des Plantes, established in 1635 in the 5th district right over the Seine. The garden has been divided into thematic sections, and most of the attractions are free. You can get here by bus (including line 24, 57, 63), metro or RER railway.

During your stay in Paris, it is also worth visiting the royal palace in Versailles, located at a distance of approx. 20 from the capital of France. The impressive baroque palace with beautiful orangery houses thousands of unique works of art (admission: approx. 20 EUR). The palace gardens are the perfect place for a romantic walk or family picnic. There is a train running to Versailles, SCNF and RER C (time of travel: 25-30 min.).

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Jardin des Plantes

DISTANCE: 2 km

Versailles

DISTANCE: 20 km

Cuisine


The French food, even that which is hidden under then name haute cuisine, is one of the pillars of world cuisine. Flagship French dishes can be found in restaurants all over the world. Meanwhile, preparing the original coq au vin blanc (cock in white wine) or called en sarcophage (quail à la Babette) is a significant challenge which requires full commitment of the cook, the highest quality of ingredients and many hours of work.

And although we associate the French cuisine with the sublime taste of foie gras, it is no problem to find simple and equally tasty dishes. Salty snacks and splendid confectionery with legendary macaroons at the forefront can be found almost anywhere. The city is famous for its fragrant bakeries, ones that you cannot be indifferent to. And when it’s warm, the Parisians love to sit long hours in restaurant gardens with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

What should you try?


During your stay in Paris, it is worth trying the original onion soup with croutons, snails with garlic sauce, crème brûlée and the Provencal ratatouille dish, prepared on the basis of seasonal vegetables. Special attention should also be given to seafood dishes: oysters or mule served with Camembert and white wine. As a snack, a tart with bacon (tarte flambée) or pancakes with oranges (crêpes Suzette) will be just great.

MENU


Onion soup

traditional onion soup served with croutons

Snails

Burgundy snail meat served in shells with garlic butter

Ratatouille

stew made of boiled tomatoes, onions, courgettes, peppers, garlic and other vegetables

Crêpes Suzette

pancakes in orange sauce

Where to visit?


In Paris, there are many places where you can eat well. For a traditional French dinner with a glass of wine, it is worth visiting the elegant restaurant Bouillon Chartier, which has been spoiling for the palates of its guests for over 100 years. In Fromagerie Danard, you can taste the aromatic French cheeses and cold cuts, and Mardi Crêpe Club offers some fine salty or sweet pancakes. For dessert and a cup of coffee, it is also worth visiting A. Lacroix Patissier.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Bouillon Chartier

DINNER: 12-20€

A. Lacroix Patissier

DESSERT: 6-8€

Weather


Paris is located in the temperate marine climate zone, where the winters are mild (about 1-7°C) and the summers are warm and sunny (15-25°C), although July and August have also seen some hot days with temperatures over 30°C. The average annual rainfall in the French capital is about 650 mm, and the richest falls are in May, July and December.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

/ 2°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

July

25°/ 15°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

15°/ 8°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Paris?


Paris holds tourists all year round. It is best to visit France in the spring or autumn, when the weather is nice, and the prices of flight tickets and accommodation are lower than in July or August. Moreover, in autumn in Paris there are numerous cultural events, like Paris Autumn Festival, Paris Photo Month or Documentary Film Festival.

Paris is around
5800 km from New York.
The flight is 8 hours and 15 minutes

Paris is around
350 km from London.
The flight is 1 hour and 10 minutes

Paris is around
880 km from Berlin.
The flight is 1 hour and 40 minutes

How to get from the airports to the city centre?


There are several airports around Paris, including the Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) located in Roissy-en-France, Beauvais-Tille (BVA) in Beauvais and Orly Airport (ORY) approx. 14 km from the city centre. You can take a bus (approx. EUR 17) from the Beauvais airport to the centre of Paris.

You can also take the train which stops at the Paris Gare du Nord station, but keep in mind that you must take a cab to commute from the airport to the centre of Beauvais. There are buses (including Roissybus), RER (line B), TGV and taxis connecting the Paris – Charles de Gaulle airport route. You can take a bus (including Orlybus) or RER and metro to get from the Orly airport to the centre of Paris.

Paris

Charles de Gaulle

25 km

From the city centre

CDG

Bus

12€ (60 min)

Train

11€ (40 min)

PARIS

Orly

13 km

From the city centre

ORY

Bus

9€ (30 min)

Train

13€ (35 min)

PARIS

Beauvais

85 km

From the city centre

BVA

Bus

17€ (75 min)

Train

15€ (75 min)

How to get around in Paris?


The Paris public transport includes metro, buses, RER railway and trams. A one-off ticket costs approx. 1.9 EUR and a carnet of 10 tickets – approx. 15 EUR. It is worth considering the purchase of Paris Visite which authorises to unlimited transits in the chosen zone. A one-day card for zones 1-3 (city centre) costs approx. 12 EUR/person.

Paris is one of the most jammed cities in Europe, so travelling to the centre and parking can be time-consuming. Considering the well organised public transport, there is no need to rent a car.

Prices in the city


Paris has its price! Although the capital of France does not belong to the cheapest of cities, a visit in this town does not necessarily have to ruin you financially. Both basic food products as well as the French specialities, including cheese and wine, can be purchased in markets and special shops for as little as a few euro. The same is true for street food – it is a cost of around 3-5 euro. Fruit is expensive, on the other hand. Costs of getting around the city and accommodation are comparable with other capitals of Western Europe.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Pancakes

5€

Lunch at the restaurant

15€

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Rome

Rome

About Rome


The eternal city – the capital of ancient world and one of the European cradles of culture. This is the place which you should visit at least once in your life. Rome is very well-known for its charm and amazing views. This city will remain in your memory and will make you want to come back there.

However, the capital of Italy is not only related to an amazing atmosphere, but also to an educational adventure – you can find a lot of museums, monuments and historical places there. If the stones really speak, then in Rome you will hear many stories about our civilization.

The greatest attractions of Rome


The Colosseum

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The Roman Forum

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12€

Trastevere

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Pantheon

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2€

St. Peter’s Basilica

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The Leonardo da Vinci Museum

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Interesting places in the city


Rome is not only related to great antique monuments, but also interesting specialist museums. It’s worth visiting the interactive Video Game Museum “Vigamus” at Via Sabotino 4, where you will find unique collections of video games and iconic consoles, starting from Commodore.

Car enthusiasts can visit the museum of cars and police equipment used in Italy since the 1940s. The museum is located at Via Dell’Arcadia 20. Entry fee: around EUR 3. You can get there, among others, by bus line number 769.

During a hot day, you can visit the Hydromania water park at Vicolo del CasaleLumbroso. A daily ticket costs about EUR 20. You can get there, among others, by bus lines 906 and 088.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Museum “Vigamus”

COST: 8€

Hydromania Water Park

COST: 20€

Attractions in the region


After visiting the beautiful Savello Park and the Aventine Hill, you should definitely see other charming places that will be less crowded by tourists. The VoloAlto Nature Reserve is a great place to stay away from the crowds in the Roman metropolis. You will find many interesting animals and plants there. The park is located at Via Quarto di Galeria 114, about 25 km from the centre of Rome, on the edge of a hundred-year-old forest.

During your holidays in Rome, you must definitely visit Campo de’Fiori – the square located on the border between Parione and Regola. There are historic buildings, colourful stalls with flowers and a lot of restaurants and cafes. There is the monument of Giordano Bruno and the Palazzo Farnese – a Renaissance palace founded in the sixteenth century.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

VoloAlto

DISTANCE: 25 km

The Aventine Hills

DISTANCE: 4 km

Cuisine


Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It’s famous for its aromatic meat, flour and fish dishes. Pasta and rice are the basis of this cuisine (depending on the region), as well as tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and famous parmesan cheese. The most popular spices are basil, oregano and thyme. Italian cuisine is known for its delicious bread, cheeses such as mozzarella, gorgonzola and mascarpone, as well as chianti and prosecco.

You will also enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes, including light salads and seafood dishes. Italians start their meal with a starter (aperitivi), for example, bruschetta. Then the main course (primo) is served followed by a cold snack (secondo). One of the most interesting meals is a dessert with wine or coffee.

What should you try?


For a quick snack, choose a panini sandwich, which is an interesting alternative to a pizza. At lunchtime, try the original tortellini with spinach and ricotta cheese, or real Italian lasagna. You should definitely visit cafes where you can find delicious cakes, desserts and, of course, coffee. It’s worth trying a tiramisu or pannacotta, and on a hot day, you can have some delicious Italian ice cream.

MENU


Panino

sandwich with prosciutto, rucola and mozzarella, often served hot

Tortellini

dumplings stuffed with meat, mushrooms or cheese, served in a meat broth

Lasagne

baked pasta slices layered with tomatoes, meat and toppings

Tiramisu

a coffee-soaked cake with mascarpone, eggs and sugar, sprinkled with chocolate

Where to visit?


You will get a delicious pizza and calzone in the “Loffredo Pizzeria” at Via VestricioSpurinna 51. Traditional kinds of pasta in many are served by the restaurant “Cantina e Cucina” and “Mimi e Coco” in the city centre. After the delicious ice cream, it’s worth visiting the “La GelateriaFrigidarium”. For a glass of wine or a drink, you should visit the “Cargo” or “La Botticella” pub – a place famous for its great atmosphere.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Pizzeria Loffredo

DINNER: 8-15 EUR

La Botticella

DESSERT: 2-5 EUR

Weather


Rome is in the area of subtropical Mediterranean climate. July and August are the hottest months of the year, with an average temperature of 28° C. The coldest is in January when the temperature during the day is around 13° C, and at night it’s about 3° C.

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

12°/ 3°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

32°/ 20°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

21°/ 11°

Average temperature day/night

When to fly?


The best time to visit Rome is spring and autumn when the temperature is optimal, and there are no crowds on the streets. In July and August, there is often 40-degree heat, and this may be a problem when it comes to sightseeing. However, regardless of the season, interesting cultural events take place in the Italian capital. Rome is famous for great film festivals and concerts (including MayDay).

Rome is around
6900 km from New York.
The flight is 9 hours and 35 minutes

Rome is around
1400 km from London.
The flight is 2 hours and 35 minutes

Rome is around
1200 km from Berlin.
The flight is 2 hours and 5 minutes

How to get from the airports to the city centre?


There are two main airports: the international Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport, located about 30 km from the city centre, and CiampinoGiovan Battista Pastine, located about 15 km from the centre of Rome.

From the Fiumicino airport to Rome you can get by bus “COTRAL” from the bus stop opposite the second terminal. Between the airport and the main train station Termini in Rome, there are also trains (including the Leonardo Express line) and taxis. From Ciampino airport to the city centre you can get by bus, metro line A or by train.

ROME

Fiumicino

30 km

From the city centre

FCO

Bus

6€ (75 min)

Train

14€ (35 min)

ROME

Ciampino

15 km

From the city centre

CIA

Bus

6€ (45 min)

Train

4€ (25 min)

How to get around Rome?


There is ground and underground subway, buses, trams and railways. The 24H hour ticket costs about EUR 7, and a one-time ticket costs around EUR 1.5, but the historic city center is worth visiting also on foot because the distances between the particular monuments are small.

Before renting a car in Rome, it is worth thinking about the historical center of the city. It is the place with limited car traffic. Moving around the city by car can cause problems related to parking and traffic jams. It will be more comfortable to use public transport and visit the city centre on foot.

Prices in the city


Italy may seem a bit cheaper country than other countries, such as Germany or France, but prices in Rome are the same as the prices in most European capitals. You should remember that Rome is one of the most tourist and crowded cities. This fact has an impact on prices. You will spend a lot of money on souvenirs, as well as on basic articles – including food (to find lower prices you should visit local supermarkets and hypermarkets).

Currency

euro

Coffee

3€

Panino

5€

Lunch at the restaurant

15€

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All prices shown are indicative only and may differ from actual market prices.


Athens

All about Athens


Athens is a city-symbol. Probably no other European metropolis can boast with such a history and distinctive spirit of the past every step of the way. It is also a modern town with a rich street life.

Today, the capital of Greece is a vibrant metropolis full of contrasts. Grand, but cosy. Full of life, but with a look to its past. It is surely worth visiting and getting to know closer.

The best tourist attractions in Athens


Acropolis

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Odeon of Herod Atticus

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20-100€

Athenian Agora

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8€

Panathenaic Stadium

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5€

National Archaeological Museum

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5€

Plaka

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What can you find in the city?


Athens is famous for their unique monuments and great museums. The capital of Greece is on the one hand the cradle of European culture, and a modern metropolis on the other. Technopolis (Gazi) deserves particular attention; it is an industry museum and a cultural centre. The unique architecture of buildings included in the complex, interesting exhibitions and educational programs show another, modern face of Athens.

It is also worth stopping by the Hellenic Motor museum, where a vast exhibition area shows off unique collections of cars, including the Ford ‘N’, Bugatti Type 44 DHC or Rolls Royce Doctor’s Coupe (admission: approx. 8 EUR).

Athens is a city full of life even at night. On a summer evening, you can enjoy the offer of the Open Air Cinema Thision. Open air cinema with a glass of wine and a view of the Acropolis will make our stay in the Greek capital all the more attractive.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Technopolis

COST: 1€

Hellenic Motor Museum

COST: 8€

Attractions in the region


Once you have surfed about on the Monastiraki Flea market, watched the change of guards before the Parliament at Syntagma Square and taken a picture of the ‘Athenian Trilogy’ (the building of the Academy, University and National Library of Athens), you can move on to exploring further corners of the region. To do this, it is worth heading for the town of Piraeus (M1 metro line) located approx. 10 km from the Athens. It is a picturesque port city with interesting walking routes and small beaches.

You can also visit beautiful sandy beaches in the seaside town of Vouliagmeni (about 20 km from Athens). One of its main attractions is the saltwater lake Vouliagmeni, which is part of the spa complex. You can reach Vouliagmeni from the Athens by bus E2 or E22.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Piraeus

DISTANCE: 10 km

Vouliagmeni

DISTANCE: 20 km

Cuisine


The Greek cuisine continues to be held in high regard among foreigners. Despite the long culinary tradition, the basic products once used in Mediterranean cuisine are still the basis for the dishes prepared today. It is difficult to image Greek cuisine without olive oil, bread or wine. The mild climate in Greece has played a huge role in shaping the eating habits of the local community. Fruits and vegetables, feta cheese, fish, meat, bread and aromatic spices, including thyme, basil and oregano reign on the tables.

Greeks are big coffee drinkers, hence the large number of cafes in Athens. Be sure to taste a chilled frappe or original Greek coffee prepared in a special pot. Restaurants and pubs offer locally produced wine, beer or a classic anise drink called ouzo.

What are the recommended specialities?


Moussaka with eggplant, potatoes, minced meat and béchamel sauce is one of the best-known Greek dishes, next to gyros. On a hot day, it is worth choosing the Greek salad with olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. Noteworthy are also delicious sides like the famous tzatziki or dolmades – grape leaves stuffed with rice. A popular dessert of this region is the baklava – a cake with nuts and honey.

MENU


Musaka

aubergine baked with tomatoes, potatoes and meat

Gyros

roasted pork, served in batter with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and fries

Greek salad

tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, peppers, olive oil, feta cheese and oregano

Baklava

thin cake with nuts and honey or sugar covered with sweet syrup

What are the best places to visit?


You will have the unique opportunity to taste delicious dishes of Mediterranean cuisine in the inconspicuous restaurant Oineas at Aisopou 9. Dainty home-made Greek cuisine is also served in Oinomageireio H Epirus. The Matonella ice cream shop at Monastiraki squareserves probably the best ice cream in the city. Be sure to visit the atmospheric Baba Au Rum pub in the heart of Athens to taste an excellent cocktail with a touch of rum, honey and citrus.

RECOMMENDED PLACES

Oineas

DINNER: 8-15€

Matonella

DESSERT: 2-5€

Weather


Athens are located in the subtropical Mediterranean climate zone. Summers are hot here and winters are mild. The hottest months are July and August, when the temperature usually goes up to 30-34°C. In the coldest month of the year – January –the average temperature is around 13.3°C. Precipitation in Athens is small, with the most abundant rainfalls in December (around 69 mm).

THE COLDEST MONTH

January

13°/ 7°

Average temperature day/night

THE WARMEST MONTH

August

34°/ 24°

Average temperature day/night

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

in the year

23°/ 14°

Average temperature day/night

When is the best time to fly to Athens?


It is worth travelling to Athens in the spring or autumn. This will allow you to avoid crowds and very high temperatures which can even exceed 30°C in the summer.
Visiting Athens during the carnival is a great opportunity to experience interesting cultural events, balls and street parades. On the other hand, June to September is the time of the grand Hellenic feast in the Greek capital – the Helenian Festival.

Athens is around
7900 km from New York.
The flight is 9 hours and 10 minutes

Athens is around
2300 km from London.
The flight is 3 hours and 30 minutes

The Athens is around
1800 km from Berlin.
The flight is 2 hours and 30 minutes

How to get from the airport to the city centre?


The largest airport in Greece is located about 35 km from the centre of Athens – Athens Elefterios Wenizelos. In the airport, you can find duty free shops, restaurants, cafes, car rental outlets, parking lots, post office and children’s playground.
 

The Athens airport has a good connection to the centre of the Greek capital. Near the arrival hall, there is a bus stop with buses to Athens available around the clock (including X92, X94 and X95 lines). You can get to the city centre by metro (blue line) or by taxi. 

ATHENS

Elefterios Wenizelos

35 km

From the city centre

ATH

Bus

6€ (65 min)

Metro

10€ (40 min)

How to get around Athens?


You can benefit from convenient travel through the city with buses, trolleybuses, metro, trams or the Proastiakos suburban railway. The cost of a one-time ticket entitling to travel by public transport is about EUR 1.4. It is best to buy a round-trip ticket for around EUR 4.5 or a special 3-day tourist ticket for EUR 22 (the price includes transfer from and to the airport).

Athens is one of the most populated agglomerations in the European Union. Increased traffic, occupied parking spaces and traffic jams in the city centre are a feature of everyday life, so you should consider this when renting a car.

Prices in the city


Athens is not one of the most expensive cities. You can limit your expenses with a good plan. Interesting fact – upon presentation of an ID card, students can visit state museums for free.

Currency

euro

Coffee

2€

Gyros

4€

Lunch at the restaurant

10€

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Podane ceny mają wyłącznie charakter orientacyjny i uśredniony, mogą różnić się od cen w sklepach oraz lokalach.

All prices shown are indicative only and may differ from actual market prices.