If you have arrived in Cracow by car or you plan to rent a car, you must try this proposal of a trip around the best of the Małopolska region. We recommend all day long trip to the areas of Czorsztyńskie Lake and taking a rafting at Dunajec river. It's worth you time you can trust us!
1. Czorsztyn and Czorsztyn Castle
. The village was founded in XVth century and was connected with the castle and the trade route between Poland and Hungary. Originally the village was called Wronin, but German inhabitants changed it to „Schorstein” - the projecting rock, and this was phonetically changed to „Czornsztyn”, finally Czorsztyn. The original village is now under the waters of the artificial lake. The castle was built between XIII-XIV c., and for centuries it protected the Polish border and was a customs post on the road. The castle burned down in 1702 and was never rebuilt. The ruins of the castle and the panorama are well worth the effort. XI-IV TUE-SUN 10.00-15.00. Tickets|: 5 zł, redu. 2,50 zł
2. Czorsztyńskie Lake. In 1976 the building of the dam in the surroundings of Czorsztyn was started. There were many protests from ecological organizations but to no avail and many villagers were moved to other places - New Maniowy village. In 1995 the lake began filling and the dam was officially opened in 1997. These days in the summer dozens of white sails and canoes can be seen on this beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. From May to October try the Biała Dama boat trip. The film of the dam's construction can be viewed in the dam's pavilion. Ticket 3 zł normal.
Tel. +48 18 262 93 83 ext. 355.
3. The Niedzica Castle
. The castle, named like the river Dunajec, together with the Customs House and Granary are the historical setting in Niedzica. The castle was built ca. 1330 by Kokosz Berzewicza and protected the north Hungarian border. It was modified several times as can be seen in the pictures and models on show in the castle museum and was owned by several Hungarian families till 1945. From the ruins of WWII it was renovated to a museum with some rooms to be rent and a restaurant. One of the attractions is meeting the local ghost, as is explained on the special sign at the castle entry. So Beware! The museum is open: XI-IV TUE-SUN 09.00-15.30, tickets: 12 zł/9 zł.
4. Sromowce Kąty - the canoeing rally
. The season begins on 1st April and ends 31st October. The rally starts at the fishing boat pier in Sromowce Kąty where there is a car park, the National Pieniny Park exhibition, souvenir booths and a restaurant. Ticket sales flow well with no special obstacles, but sometimes on a hot sunny day things can get frantic!
What can we say about what you are going to experience? The breathtaking views, the beauty of the mountains, the rocky landscape, the flora, and sometimes some fauna. It's an experience not to be missed.
Open: IV 09.00-16.00, V-VIII 08.30-27.00, IX 08.30-26.00, X 09.00-15.00. Tickets may be purchased for two distances: to Szczawnica-49 zł adult, 24,50 zł reduced (for children 10)- the distance is ca. 18 km, the duration ca. 2h 15 min. You can alsotry the longer distance to Krościenko - adult 58 zł, reduced 29 zł ( For children under 10 ) - distance ca. 23 km, duration 2 h 45 min. More information: tel. +48 18 262 97 21 and www.flisacy.com.pl