Visas: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US are among those not required for tourist stays of up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities need a Schengen visa.
Local transportation: There is an extensive network of public transportation consisting of tram and bus lines. Buy your tickets before you get on board from a news kiosk or ticket machine on the tram/bus stop (these are present mostly in the city centre and provide help in few languages). You can also buy tickets from machines located onboard vehicles but you will need to have the exact coins ready. Remember to validate your ticket in stamping machines when you board; spot checks are frequent.
There are bike paths that follow both sides of the river throughout most of the centre. The city has introduced a reasonably priced system of public municipal bikes. There are 15 stations (mostly around Kraków's centre) with more to come. Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle from bike shops around town.
Where to buy a SIM card: There are four telcos in the Poland: Play, Orange, Plus and T-mobile. Plus has the best coverage of 4G network (and offers the fastest data transfer). You can buy a SIM card at the telco stores (there are plenty of them everywhere), in major retail outlets, and at gas stations.
Popular areas: Old Town, Rynek Główny, Kazimierz, Nowa Huta
Vibrant with youth and energy, Poland's second largest city is a historic and visual gem. Admire the churches, beautiful museums and the impressive Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. The remaining synagogues in Kazimierz, Krakow's former Jewish quarter, is a reminder of the tragedy of the 20th century. Krakow has the highest density of bars in the world, and if you are looking for a place to hang out at night, you would want to head to the Old Town and Kazimierz, where hundred of bars can be found.
Krakow is generally safe for women digital nomads, although do watch out for pickpockets in crowded areas. The city is also a great option for digital nomads due to the low cost of living, bolstered by Poland’s own currency, the zloty, not the Euro. Wifi is fast, rental is affordable and locals are generally friendly.
The best times to visit Kraków are fall and spring. There are four definite seasons to Krakow - summer (July and August) being hot and humid (around 30-35°C), winter (November to March) always sees Krakow under a blanket of snow with bitingly cold days (-5°C to -20°C).
Coworking Spaces in Krakow
Cafes with wifi
Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.