Kraków Voted The Best City Break Destination For The Third Year Running

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 05.11.19

The Polish city of Kraków has been voted the best destination for a city break for the third year running, so you might as well get booking your tickets now.

My nerd girlfriend and I were looking to go somewhere for a weekend break on the run-up to Christmas and while all fingers were pointing to Ghent, money’s tight and I think it’s a nightmare to get to.


I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure why I had my heart set on Ghent; it looks pretty on Google images and I had it in my head that there’d be a wonderful choice of beers there, but by all accounts, maybe I should have been looking more east.

This comes after Kraków was voted the best destination for a city break for the third year running, which is pretty good going considering there’s shitloads of cities floating around Europe.

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The results come from a Which? survey, which showed a 93% approval rating for the city, as well as it being rated five stars for value for money, making it the only city to be ranked thus.

The ratings took into account various different categories – such as food and drink available, accommodation, crowdedness, value, things to do, etc – and were based on nearly 5000 across 43 different cities.


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The value of Krakow is one of its biggest draws, with the average cost of a hotel being £59-a-night and a pint of beer just being £2. Perfect.

The rest of the top ten list looked like this:

  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


I’m shocked Venice was rated well in the crowdedness and value for money genres. The bottom ten looks like this:

  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

That is a shame. I’ve been wanting to go to Cologne for a while. I’m a fan of FC Köln.

The more you know, eh?

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