Helios

ul. Sloneczna 2A, Zakopane, Southern Poland, Poland | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Zakopane

Oh no! Not another damn castle

A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Jul 29, 2014

2 comments, 13 photos


We passed the 4,000 mile mark on yesterday's bimble, but today it's a day off the bikes. We're going to a castle!

Orava Castle is built on a hill overlooking the village of Oravský Podzámok, on a bend in the River Orava, in north eastern Slovakia.



It was first mentioned in chronicles dating back to 1267 but there had certainly ...

In and out of Poland

A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Jul 28, 2014

2 comments, 6 photos

... Orava Castle, reputed to be the most beautiful castle in Slovakia.

We hope to find lodging near to the castle so we can visit on foot tomorrow. We first see the imposing 12th century edifice from a sweeping viaduct that takes traffic past the town. So dropping off the viaduct we follow the signs for the castle. In the centre of town, and just below the castle, is the rather elegant boutique hotel Toliar. ...

Hiking! (Yes you read this right)

A travel blog entry by juliakozlik on Jul 20, 2014

9 photos

... headlamp right now because I couldn't see a thing. Probably the only time I would be caught wearing that. Haha. In order to get out of the cave it was a real steep slope with a chain to grab onto. I'm really glad I didn't pass this up because it was a once in a lifetime thing that I will definitely remember. After the long hike I was then rewarded with my favorite thing, shopping. I managed to muster up plenty of energy to make it through and hit all the shops in under ...

Big Hiking Day

A travel blog entry by sandy1948 on Jul 10, 2014

8 photos

... was steeper and the the rocks were slippery. I was so glad to have my hiking sticks! Finally, after 2 more hours of hiking, we got to the bottom and a nice cold beer & salt replacement!! One thing we were really surprised to see how many nuns were hiking this trail in their habits!

Now, we were told that we could walk back to the village, but not one of us wanted to ...

June 30th

A travel blog entry by kristenmh on Jun 30, 2014

1 photo

... to go some way up the mountain anyway to see the view. Lucy, Emily and I stayed in town, shopping and tasting the local cheeses. We later went out for dinner at a traditional polish restaurant with singers and musicians. Gemma and I both had some amazing mulled wine and I had beef sirloin with boiled ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on ul. Sloneczna 2A, Zakopane, is near Krupowki Street, Gubalowka, Tatra Mountains, and Karol Szymanowski Museum.
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