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.
Every year in July, when summer is in full swing, the inhabitants of the Podlaskie region spend at least two Saturdays celebrating Kupala Night or Ivan Kupala Day (known in other countries as Midsummer).
The Bialystok region has always been a kind of melting pot where the Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Roma, Tatars and Jews lived together. In fact, they still coexist peacefully, which makes the region incredibly fascinating, but there’s one community that is missing here annihilated during the war – the Jews.
The Podlasie region is one of those regions in Poland where wooden cottages, barns and sacral buildings still prevail in the rural landscape.
Orthodox Easter is the most important and joyful event for Orthodox Christians. The day is often called Pascha.
Wondering where to go on holiday this summer? Looking for some safe and relatively cheap place? Ready to discover unknown? Here are some reasons why you should visit eastern Poland this year:
The Podlasie region doesn’t have spectacular landmarks such as The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or Colosseum.
As you can see in the pictures, bisons like Bialowieza. Wild animals live in the surrounding Bialowieza forest, but sometimes also go on the streets.
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.