Tag: Poland

Tag: Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

World Heritage Site

If you are travelling to Krakow for dental treatment and have some time for tourism, then a visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine is highly recommended. It is one of Poland’s most popular underground attractions.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, lies within the Krakow metropolitan area. The mine continuously produced table salt from the 13th century until 2007 as one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines.

The mine’s attractions for tourists include dozens of statues and an entire chapel that have been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. About 1.2 million persons visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine annually.

Commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding.

The Wieliczka salt mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 300 km long. It features a 3.5-km touring route for visitors (less than 1% of the length of the mine’s passages) that includes historic statues and mythical figures.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Sculptures

The oldest sculptures were carved out of rock salt by miners; more recent figures have been fashioned by contemporary artists. Even the crystals of the chandeliers are made from rock salt that has been dissolved and reconstituted to achieve a clear, glass-like appearance. The rock salt is naturally grey in various shades, so that the carvings resemble unpolished granite rather than the white or crystalline look that many visitors expect. The carvings may appear white in the photos, but the actual carved figures are not white.

At the end of the tour, there is a large cathedral and reception room that can be reserved for private functions such as weddings or private parties. Also featured is a large chamber with walls carved to resemble wooden chapels built by miners in earlier centuries; an underground lake; and exhibits on the history of salt mining. The Wieliczka mine is often referred to as “the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland.” It also houses a private rehabilitation and wellness complex.

To get down to the 64-metre level of the mine, visitors must descend a wooden stairway of 378 steps. After the 3km tour of the mine’s corridors, chapels, statues and lake, 135 metres underground, visitors take an elevator back up to the surface. The elevator holds 36 persons (nine per car) and takes some 30 seconds to reach the surface.

In 1978 the Wieliczka salt mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites.

Getting there

Getting to the Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow shouldn’t prove too difficult or expensive. Regular buses run from the top of Starowislna Street opposite the Main Post Office, taking around forty minutes to get there. Be warned that buses are a little cramped and we advise you check departure details at one of Krakow’s tourist information offices as these routes chop and change quite a bit. You’re best asking a friendly Pole where to get off too, as this is a public bus not a tourist service.

Dental tourism in Krakow

Krakow is the most popular tourist destination in Poland, and this supports a lot of the local economy. Kraków Airport (also known as John Paul II International Airport) is the main airport, located in Balice, about 12 km to the west of the centre. It is the second biggest airport in Poland. Krakow has many excellent dental clinics and dentists and is a very popular dental tourism destination – more information

For detailed tourist information about Poland, visit our travel partner, the Poland Travel Agency.

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Fly to Poland – Book Flights & Hotels

Book Flights & Hotels

Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland. Poland’s national carrier is LOT and there are a number of budget airlines that fly to Poland including WizzAirEasyJetEurowings, Norwegian and Ryanair.

Flying to Poland

International airlines fly mainly into Warsaw (WAW), the country’s largest gateway. Other major airports offering passenger service include Warsaw-Modlin (WMI)Kraków (KRK)Katowice (KTW)Gdańsk (GDN)Poznań (POZ)Wrocław (WRO)Szczecin (SZZ)Rzeszów (RZE)Bydgoszcz (BZG)Łódź (LCJ)Lublin (LUZ)Olsztyn (SZY) and Zielona Góra (IEG).

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There are frequent flights to the airports in Poland so it will not be a problem to book flights around the dates of your dental treatment.

This website is part of the Poland Travel Agency, which provides unique, up-to-date and detailed travel & tourism information about the country of Poland. We provide our users with a wealth of information ranging from castles & palaces, national parks, outdoor activities, underground attractions, World War II sites to religious destinations and much more in between.

Our Agency is located in Warsaw and our team all live and work in Poland. We have partnered with the best accommodation, flights & tours providers available ensuring that all your needs are catered for in one place.

The Poland Travel Agency booking engine is designed to provide you with the very best deals on accommodation and flights available on the Internet. You can compare airfares from over 1,000 airlines and search more than 800,000 hotels in 205 countries. We work with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Booking.com, Agoda.com, Hotels.com & Expedia.

We manage a set of Facebook pages, which are linked to the Poland Travel Agency, these provide additional information and images for Poland and also three specific cities – WarsawKrakow Gdansk.

The Poland Travel Agency app for iOS is now available for download from the Apple Store – http://travel.polandtravel.agency/app/ios/

 


Reasons to have dental treatment in Poland

Dental tourism Poland

There are many good reasons to have dental treatment in Poland, here’s our Top 7.

Reasons to have dental treatment in Poland

  1. Safe, Professional & Modern

    Poland provides a wide and full range of safe and professional dental treatments. Many of the dental clinics are modern and equipped with the latest high tech including Digital X-ray Diagnostics, Panoramic Radiograph & Computed Tomography (CT).

  2. Qualified dentists

    Education of dentists in Poland is high and regulation is strict. To become a qualified dentist in Poland, students must first undergo five years of training at university. After completing their five-year course, graduates begin a 12-month work experience program. During this time, they are only able to perform treatments under supervision. Following this, they must pass another exam in order to become fully qualified. Many dentists undertake dental specialties training after their qualification.

  3. English speaking

    Many dentists in Poland speak English fluently particularly in the main cities; so there will be no communication barriers. In addition, many dental clinics have high tech equipment which allows them to effectively communicate treatment to their patients via visualisation.

  4. Prices

    Going to the dentist in the UK is expensive with average costs of just one implant being £2,400 and one porcelain veneer starting at £500. If you require a lot of dental work, the final price can run into tens of thousands of £s. Dental tourism to Poland exists for one main reason, dental treatment is significantly cheaper here. A dental implant with a crown will typically cost around £900 and other treatments can be up to 70% cheaper even with the extra cost of flights and accommodation to consider.

  5. Travel time

    Poland is easy to get to from the UK, there are many convenient flight connections and many budget airlines. Flight times average just 2.5 hours from the UK. International airlines fly mainly into Warsaw (WAW), the country’s largest gateway. Other major airports offering passenger service include Warsaw-Modlin, Kraków, Katowice, Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Szczecin, Rzeszów, Bydgoszcz, Łódź, Lublin, Olsztyn and Zielona Góra.

  6. Poland is an amazing place

    Poland is a very popular tourist destination, particularly the main cities of Warsaw, Krakow & Gdansk where many of our recommended dental surgeries are located. However, there is much more to Poland than just the amazing cities. From Poland’s lake district Masuria with over 2,000 lakes to true wilderness areas like The Bialowieza Forest to the stunning Tatra Mountains – you will find that Poland has something to offer every visitor.

  7. Culture, food & drink

    Polish culture is closely connected with its intricate 1000-year history and it is fascinating. The food is delicious, and the beers and vodkas are wonderful and the icing on the cake – everything is much cheaper than in the UK.

For information about tourist areas and attractions in Poland, please visit our travel partner, Poland Travel Agency.

 


Poland tourist information

Poland Travel Agency

Dentists in Poland is part of the Poland Travel Agency who provide readers with unique, up-to-date and detailed Poland tourist information. We provide information ranging from castles & palaces, national parks, outdoor activities, underground attractions, World War II sites to religious destinations and much, much more in between.

The Poland Travel Agency booking engine is designed to provide you with the very best deals on accommodation and flights available on the Internet. You can compare airfares from over 1,000 airlines and search more than 800,000 hotels in 205 countries. We work with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Booking.com, Agoda.com, Hotels.com & Expedia.

We offer directly bookable, instantly available, and completely mobile tickets for museums, shows, and attractions in Poland via the largest online ticketing platform in the world – See tours.

In addition to this, you can find further Poland tourist information on the following Facebook pages, which we manage.

Love Poland

Love Warsaw

Love Krakow

Love Gdansk

About Poland

You can trace Poland’s history all the way back to the 10th century. Often turbulent, sometimes golden, frequently tragic, the last thousand years has seen a period of expansionism followed by its collapse and subsequent partitions, a couple of World Wars, a period of communism and recently, the restoration of democracy.

Poland’s history has provided tourists with an abundance of places to visit and things to do. There are oodles of castles to explore and many WWII sites to tour. Geographically, Poland has always been unfortunate and has found itself in the middle of many conflicts and tragically this was the case during WWII.

You will find tributes dedicated to various battles in the form of monuments and museums in many locations in Poland in addition to recognition of the country’s deep Jewish heritage in the shape of Holocaust memorials and restored synagogues.

For those people who prefer the great outdoors and fresh-air fun, Poland provides a plethora of destinations and activities. You will find beautiful mountains, 328 miles of golden coastline, over 10,000 lakes, huge forests, National Parks and it even has its own little desert.

Extremely rich in culture and history, Poland hosts 16 of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites, the majority of which are cultural.

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