Krakow is Poland's second largest city offering many interesting sights, restaurants and nightlife. The city is divided into Old Town, Western Part, Southern Part and Eastern Part. The former country's capital is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe. The university and numerous local colleges attract a large number of students each year. There are four definite seasons, summer being hot and humid and winter always sees Krakow under a blanket of snow. Recently, Krakow is suffering extremely high levels of air pollution, that affect especially children and people with respiratory problems.
Getting around Krakow is pretty easy. There is no subway, however the city has a fairly good public transport system which consists of tramways, bus lines, taxis and a number of private owned mini bus fleets. Taxi cabs are plentiful and relatively expensive. Krakow is a modern and busy city of considerable size, so the rush hour traffic jams have become common, nevertheless there seems to be much less congestion here than in most cities in the world.
John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice, is an international airport located near the village of Balice, 11 km west of the city centre, in southern Poland.