The ideal break away from the noisy city life is going to Podlasie (Podlachia) which in spring and summer is absolutely stunning, full of blooming flowers and fresh aromatic herbs such as common dandelion, melissa, camomile, hop, common nettle, mint, wild rose, etc.
The Podlasie region doesn’t have spectacular landmarks such as The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or Colosseum.
Among the hills of Subcarpatian region in Eastern Poland, lies the old city Sanok. It used to be an important place on the trade route which connected Hungary with Poland. Its strategic location by the river San gave the city an opportunity to thrive, but also placed it in danger of battles during the wars.
Augustów is a small but very interesting town in north-eastern Poland. It has many attractions for the visitors who are looking for quiet time close to the nature. It’s location on the edge of one of many lakes in the region, as well as the Netta River and the Augustów Canal, provides tourists with endless possibilities of water sports. Augustów is a perfect place for a kayak rally, sailing, a ship, catamaran or gondola cruises.
Polish: Suwalszczyzna, Lithuanian: Suvalkų kraštas. The north-east corner of Poland, near the Lithuania border. Major towns: Augustów, Sejny and Suwałki. The intercultural region with a rich history and delicious cuisine. One of its main attractions is the nature.
Tykocin (Yiddish: טיקטין) is one of the oldest settlements in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, which played an important role in Poland’s history. Nowadays a small town of 2,000 inhabitants, located on the Narew river, just 30 km from Białystok, the region’s capital. Despite it’s small size, there are many points of interest within walking distance from the central square.
Kazimierz Dolny (Yiddish: קאזמיר Kuzmir) is a small, charming and picturesque town in eastern Poland (Lublin Voivodeship), on the bank of the Vistula river. The town is well known for its rich Polish, Jewish and Romani history. The population of Kazimierz Dolny stands at nearly 3,500.
Zamość - the pearl of Renaissance, is a city in eastern Poland, situated in the southern part of Lublin Voivodeship, 247 km from Warsaw. The population is approximately 65,000. The historical centre of Zamość was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.
The town has a unique atmosphere. A small, tranquil, surrounded by forest with a beautiful historic architecture. It has many old wooden houses (from 19th century), Ortodox and Catolic chapels. It is multicultural place, its inhabitants are of Polish, Belarusian, German, Tatar and Jewish origin.
A visa-free cross the Polish-Belarusian border Tourists can visit the Belarusian National Park only up to 3 days.
Bialowieza. From the 12th of June 2015 there is a possibility of visa-free visit on the Belarusian side of the Bialowieza Forest.