Poland is conveniently situated in the heart of Europe and is closer than you think.
Flights connecting Poland's biggest cities with EU metropolises take a little over 2 hours.
Poland is a bridge between the EU countries and Eastern Europe, it is located at the intersection of the continent's communication routes.
These clocks illustrate the approximate time from flight of the biggest cities to Warsaw.
|Wiedeń 1,2 h||Moskwa 2 h||Oslo 2 h||Londyn 2,5 h||Paryż 2,5 h||Rzym 2,5 h|
|Madryt 3,5 h||Tel Awiw 3,5 h||Toronto 9,5 h||Pekin 10 h||Nowy York 12 h|
With its area of more than 312 thousand km2, Poland is a picturesque mosaic of landscapes, the sea with sandy beaches, lakes, lowlands and mountains, wild forest and... the desert. It is an excellent destination for tourists who want to take care of their health and looks. Due to lushness of nature and incredible landscape diversity, Poland is one of the leading places in Europe as regards preservation of biological diversity.
The Polish coast stands out among many others due to the lie of the land of the seaside with its dunes, cliffs, gorges and pine forests aromatic with resin. Our country has the longest border with the Baltic Sea out of all European Union countries. It is an amber basin, used not only in jewellery, but also in the medicine and cosmetic industry.
Also worth visiting are Polish seaside bathing resorts and health-resorts, where apart from specialist treatments, you breathe the air rich with iodine. Air baths, sunbaths and proper baths are fixtures of medical climatology.
The land of a thousand lakes – it is a term used to describe the north-eastern part of Poland. They vary in size - some are huge like Śniardwy (113,8 km2), some smaller or very deep like Hańcza (108,5 m). The most important, though, is the richness of flora and fauna, the quietness and pure, ecological nature with diverse vegetation, living in symbiosis with animals and birds not seen anywhere else.
It is a sailors' paradise and it's worth knowing that Poland is one of the largest producers of sails in the world.
13 Polish objects were entered into the UNESCO list of the World Heritage
The Białowieża Forest is the oldest forest complex in Europe. Here you can spot a herd of European bison, which a 1000 years ago inhabited the woods all around Europe. An average weight of those majestic giants is 1 tonne, and there are specimens reaching 1,5 tonnes.
One of the items on the UNESCO list is the Wieliczka salt mine, the oldest mining facility in operation since the middle ages. There on display are not only practical skills but also creative talents of miners and artists sculpting in salt. The mine holds an underground sanatorium which is unique on a global scale, since it uses the microclimate of the underground salt chambers and what sets it apart is an innovative rehabilitation and a treatment of the respiratory system conditions, incl. asthma and allergies. On the ground there are specialist clinics, laboratories and offices, where you can take care of the beauty and condition of your skin. It is a place unlike any other in the world.
Polish cities such as Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław or Gdańsk testify to a tumultuous Polish history. While sightseeing one can find both picturesque tenements and modern buildings, excellently fitted out and used in many industry branches, including medicine.
Warsaw, the capital of our country is one of the youngest European metropolises. Next to the Old Town, appearing on the list of UNESCO, visited by tourists from all over the world, buildings of the cutting-edge architecture rise up, steadily transforming the image of Warsaw.
In the immediate vicinity of Belweder – the seat of the government of the Republic of Poland, there is a Łazienkowski Park, and located near its main entrance is the most famous statue of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Poland's most outstanding composer and a piano virtuoso, the leading musician of the Romanticism era.
This is the place where for more than 50 years, between May and September, recitals with the participation of eminent pianists are organized. It's worth mentioning that every 5 years, the most prestigious International Pianist Competition in the world is held in Poland, named after the composer.
Kraków, situated in the south of Poland – a former Polish capital, is famous not only for its historical monuments, such as the Old Town market, entered into the UNESCO list or the Wawel Castle and the treasures amassed there, including tapestries, paintings, stained glass and crowns. It is also a known academic centre with the Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest schools in Europe.
Wrocław is a historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia. Once two main trade routes intersected there – Via Regia and the Amber Road. Today, the Lower Silesia province is a basin of Polish health-resorts. As one of few cities it has its moat permanently filled with water. Depending on the criteria of estimation, there are between 117 and 400 bridges, footbridges as well as flyovers. That is the reason why Wrocław is sometimes called the Venice of the North. It is also in Wrocław that the oldest zoological garden in Poland is situated, boasting the greatest number of animal species. There is another object entered into the UNESCO list – the most famous work of the Wrocław modernism – a sports and entertainment arena called the Centennial Hall.
The lovers of beautiful views and mountain sports we encourage to set off for the Polish Tatra Mountains. There are approx. 100 water reservoirs in the Tatra National Park. Morskie Oko is the biggest one of them.
Polish mountains are not limited to the Tatras, for there are also the Sudetes, picturesque Pieniny Mountains, the Beskids or Karkonosze Mountains, known for sanatorium treatments. Situated in the Beskids is a Wisła health-resort, known as the home town of one of the best ski jumpers in the history of the sport – Adam Małysz.
There are unique patient treatments in all of the Polish health-resorts, specific to a given region and facility: they combine many natural values with healing properties, mineral water springs and a unique microclimate. Those are ideal places with perfect conditions for tourism and active leisure.
Poland is famous around the world for breeding ponies and Arabian horses, sold on international auctions. Studs offer a chance to relax, but also – to get treatment. It is because hippotherapy makes it possible to treat defects of muscles and motor organs.
The main mission of the Polish medical facilities is providing patients with comprehensive services of the highest quality as well as to significantly impact the development of the medical tourism in Poland and around the world.back
"I will be leaving Warsaw in a couple of days - it was an unbelievable experience for my husband and I. The staff are second to none - I was happy that my surgeon spoke English and made me feel at ease when I was so nervous in the operating room. I am still having water fall down my cheeks, but they are tears of happiness - I'm so glad I came and had the procedure!"
Lila Cugini, Canada
"I went on a journey to Poland for health and received a treatment like nothing I've experienced in the past. Now I'm on a new journey of health and healing, I really feel like I've gone back in time and regained my health. I just feel so lucky on so many levels."
Darrell Foster, Canada