Krakow is the capital of the Lesser Poland region. It has a population of about 1 million. It is known as a city of students, artists and painters, and a city that never sleeps. Its many ancient sites include Wawel, the Main Market square, Kazimierz district, castles and palaces and many other historical places. These attract and fascinate every visitor with their atmosphere. However, besides Krakow, in this region, it’s worth visiting many other really marvellous places. This area is in the southern and south-eastern part of Poland at the upper reaches of the rivers Wisła and Warta. Known as “60 pearls of Lesser Poland”, here you can get on any type of public transport, either directly to Wadowice, Zakopane, Nowy Sącz, Tarnów, or to the other favourite regions for visiting. To the south, is the glorious view of mountains, especially at Zakopane, which, situated in the charming Tatra valley, is called “a cradle of mountaineering” in Poland.