Holidaymakers looking for somewhere different to travel to in Eastern Europe should pay a visit to the Warmia-Masuria, Ermeland & Podlaskie areas of Poland. Located in the north east of the country this area offers many exciting things to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and campsites.
This northeast of Poland has many different activities to try including watersports such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and swimming. The lakes and rivers in this part of the country have an abundance of pike, perch, catfish and eels for keen anglers to try and catch. Holidaymakers in this beautiful region can explore some very scenic areas with marked trails available for hiking, horse riding and cycling. There are many golf courses in this part of Poland including an 18-hole course at Mazury Golf & Country Club in Naterki. Many bars, cafes and restaurants serving local cuisine as well as international fare can be found in each region. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink for supermarkets, grocery stores and markets. Visitors will also find some plenty of shopping malls in the bigger cities and town as well as small stores selling gifts and souvenirs.
There are many interesting places to visit in the Warmia-Masuria, Ermeland & Podlaskie areas with fantastic historic sites. The city of Olsztyn has plenty of museums for visitors to see including the Museum of Warmia and Mazury, Museum of Nature and Museum of Sports. There is some fine architecture and historic sites in the city including St James’ Cathedral, the 14th century castle and the FM and TV-mast, which at 360 metres high is the tallest structure in Poland. Bialystok is a pleasant city to visit as well with a large proportion filled with green areas including parks, gardens and nature reserves. Here too there are lots of museums and galleries including the Army Museum and Gallery Arsenal.
July and August are the warmest months of the year with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. The coldest months are January and February with average highs of 1 degree centigrade and lows of -3 degrees. The summer in this part of Poland usually brings the wettest weather with July having the highest monthly average of 84mm rainfall.
Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is approximately 220 kilometres from the capital of the Warmia-Masuria province, Olsztyn. Flights arrive here from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), New-York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Avis, Budget, Europcar, GE-CAR, Hertz, National and Sixt are car rental firms with desks located in the public area of the departure hall within the Terminal A area.