"Little Croatia" Emerges in Poland
Poland is soon to unveil its most anticipated summer attraction, "Little Croatia" - an extraordinary quarry near Krakow where several modern swimming pools will be constructed.
This was reported by radiozet.pl.
With each passing year, the Małopolska region attracts an increasing number of tourists. The most popular destination is, of course, the Tatra National Park with its breathtaking mountain trails, but tourists also love the region's capital, Krakow.
However, not everyone knows that Krakow has its own "little Croatia." In the vicinity of the city, a complex with five pools, a beach, observation decks, pedestrian and bicycle paths is being built. Wooden walkways will be laid around each pool to provide visitors with convenient and safe access to the water. Over time, the site will also feature rock climbing areas, cycling routes, and running tracks. Additionally, there will be a spacious observation deck.
Soon, this unique place will be accessible to tourists. Zakrzówek is a former limestone quarry that was transformed into an artificial reservoir after it was flooded in 1990. The remnants of the limestone deposits give the water in the lagoon a turquoise hue. Over the years, this location has become a popular recreational spot for locals and tourists.
Zakrzówek has been home to an underwater diving club. The excellent visibility in the flooded quarries creates perfect conditions for diving in Poland. Interesting underwater objects have also been arranged in this area. At depths ranging from 7 to 21 meters, there are changing rooms, remains of buses, boats, cars, and even a cult classic Polish car, the Nysa.
However, swimming here has generally been prohibited, and the lagoon itself was not guarded. Finally, the authorities of Krakow have decided to revitalize the area. It is expected that the construction work will be completed soon, and visitors will be able to enjoy a large recreational area.
The completion of construction and the planned opening of the facility was announced last year, but the work was delayed. According to the Green Areas Management Department in Krakow, the park's opening is scheduled for June 1st, and the pool will be launched on June 22nd. The lagoon will be able to accommodate approximately 600 people. The investment cost amounts to nearly 60 million Polish zlotys, fully financed from the budget of the Krakow municipality.