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Krakow Voted Best Destination For A City Break For Third Year Running

Krakow Voted Best Destination For A City Break For Third Year Running

If you've ever been, this news probably won't surprise you, but Krakow has been named as the best place for a city break in Europe for the third year in a row.

According to a Which? survey, the Polish destination got an overall score of 93 percent, as well as a five star rating for value for money making it the only city on the survey which did so.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

Its rankings are based on responses from almost 5000 people who rated 43 cities they'd been to on different categories. They had to judge them on things like the range of food and drink, accommodation, things to see, shopping, how easy it was to get around, value for money and whether or not it was overcrowded.

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Krakow scored the best on value for money; the average price of a hotel was £59 per night and a beer costs around £2.

If you do decide to go, you will realise there is a whole world of vodka out there that you never knew existed, as well as some of the best bars you'll ever go to.

One person who rated the city said: "Inexpensive restaurants are plentiful so book only accommodation and eat out at your leisure."

Others praised its traditional markets and the city's underground mines, where there is a cathedral carved out of salt.

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Also in the top ten were Seville and Valencia in Spain, which came second and third respectively - both very good choices.

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Fourth and fifth places went to Berlin and Amsterdam.

Rory Boland, Which? Travel editor, said: "With a palace on every corner and a plate of pierogi and a pint of pilsner costing under £10, it's no wonder Krakow continues to top our survey.

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"To those holidaymakers still stuck on Amsterdam, Paris and other classic European destinations, try Poland for your next trip to find food, hotels and sightseeing that's just as good but at half the price."

Apparently the worst place to go on a city break is Alicante, which scored just 72 percent.

Top 10 cities

  1. Krakow, Poland: 93 percent
  2. Seville, Spain: 90 per cent
  3. Valencia, Spain: 89 per cent
  4. Berlin, Germany: 88 per cent
  5. Amsterdam, Netherlands: 86 per cent
  6. Budapest, Hungary: 86 per cent
  7. Munich, Germany: 86 per cent
  8. Venice, Italy: 86 per cent
  9. Verona, Italy: 86 per cent
  10. Bordeaux, France: 85 per cent
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Bottom 10 cities

  1. Valletta, Malta: 78 per cent
  2. Cologne, Germany: 77 per cent
  3. Dublin, Ireland: 77 per cent
  4. Dubrovnik, Croatia: 76 per cent
  5. Naples, Italy: 75 per cent
  6. Palma, Mallorca: 75 per cent
  7. Reykjavik, Iceland: 74 per cent
  8. Brussels, Belgium: 73 per cent
  9. Milan, Italy: 73 per cent
  10. Alicante, Spain: 72 per cent

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Topics: travel

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]