Potoczek is located in the village of Stryszow, in the heart of the hilly region of Lesser Poland (Malopolska), 40 km from Krakow and 100 km from Zakopane, Potoczek gives you a chance to either spend a quiet holiday far from city noise in the Beskid Mountains, or visit Krakow - one of Poland's most beautiful cities, or Zakopane - Poland's winter capital at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. You can also combine resting in the countryside with visiting, sightseeing and hiking
We offer you a comfortable house with two separate apartments, each with 2 double bedrooms, a sitting room, a bathroom, a toilet and a small kitchen. Each apartment can accommodate 4 people. If necessary, the sitting room can also be used as a bedroom for 2 additional people. Each apartment has a separate entrance from the garden.
The house was originally built half a century ago but it was refurbished in 2006. All the rooms are fully furnished in a nice and pleasant style. In the sitting-room there is a TV set. In the kitchen there is a fridge and an electrical cooker.
Potoczek is and ideal place for families. Children can play in the garden. Pets are welcome. The house and the garden are at the disposal of the guests only. We will take care of everything and make sure that our guests have a nice stay here but at the same time respect their privacy.
Potoczek has a nice spacious garden where you can sit and relax, listen to birds' singing, sunbathe and have a barbecue or a campfire. The garden is fenced, so parents can be sure that their children are safe here. Children can play the ball, badminton and play in the sandpit. Near the house there is also a small swimming pool for them.
In the garden there is an old smithy, where you can see original blacksmith's tools form the first half of 20th century, and a barn. Both the smithy, which is made of stone, and the wooden barn contribute to the atmosphere of Potoczek and give it a country touch
Potoczek is located in Stryszow, southern Poland. It is located in a beautiful hilly region of Lesser Poland, very close to the Beskid Mountains and not far from the Tatra Mountains. It is a wonderful place for walking, hiking, cycling, taking pictures and painting. You can take walks in the woods and fields and admire the beauty of nature. You can also visit the tourist attractions in the area and region. There are plenty of them.
200 metres from Potoczek: Ecocentre ICPPC
In the Ecocentre you can see various ecological technologies, like clay-and-straw houses, photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar thermal collectors, tubular skylights or light pipes, a sewage treatment plant, a hemispherical greenhouse and many other solutions. It is the only place in Poland where you can see how various ecological devices look and work, producing electricity, heating water and buildings, and treating sewage. The Ecocentre gives lectures and organises workshops, e.g. on clay-and-straw building, renewable energy sources, organic and traditional farming, vanishing occupations and many more.
7 km: UNESCO-listed Baroque Monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels and a pilgrimage park with a chapel complex (Via Dolorosa and Our Lady's Chapels
10 km: Lanckorona
A medieval town with a beautiful market square and original old style houses. On a hill near the market square (10 minutes' walk) there are ruins of a medieval castle.
20 km: Wadowice
Pope John Paul II's birthplace. The Pope House is open to visitors. Wadowice has a nice market square and a beautiful Basilica of Our Lady. You should definitely try the town's famous Pope's cakes called kremowki - they are delicious.
40 km: Krakow
There are so many interesting things to see in Krakow that you will certainly not regret visiting it. Once the seat of the Polish kings and the capital of Poland, Krakow is now one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. In the year 2000 Krakow was awarded the title of the European City of Culture. Every year more and more tourists from all over the world visit Krakow. The city prides itself on numerous masterpieces of architecture, historical monuments, churches, museums and galleries.
The most famous tourist attractions in Krakow:
- The Wawel Castle
- The Old Town and the main Market Square with Cloth Hall, the monument of one of the most famous Polish poet (a Romantic bard) - Adam Mickiewicz, and St. Mary's Church
- The Planty Garden (surrounds the Old Town)
- The Jagiellonian University
- The National Museum and many other museums and galleries
- Kazimierz - old Jewish district that is now considered to be an artistic district of Krakow
St. Mary's Church, Krakow
There are many good restaurants, as well as nice cafes and pubs in Krakow. The restaurants offer both traditional Polish cuisine and international food (Italian, Mexican, Georgian, Hungarian, Ukrainian, etc.). Everyone will find something for himself or herself.
In summertime, most restaurants and cafes in the Market Square have lovely patios. You can have a drink or meal in one of them and enjoy the city's specific atmosphere.
100 km: Zakopane
Zakopane is called Poland's winter capital. Many winter sport events are held in Zakopane. The most famous is the ski jumping competition.
Zakopane is located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. It has a very good infrastructure for tourists who come to the city both in winter (to ski) and in summer (to hike).
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This page was last updated: 07 December 2010