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Krakow in Poland


Kraków (also Cracow) - one of the most beautiful and friendly cities in Poland, its former capital and now the second largest city in the country. Today Kraków, with its population of approximately 750,000, is one of the leading centres of Polish academic, artistic and cultural life. Famous for its priceless monuments and rich history is visited by over 10 million tourists from all over the world a year (2015).

What to see in Cracow

Kraków is easily accessible for people attending from all over the world. There is an international airport in Krakow ( - well communicated with the city centre and offering regular direct flights to many destinations in Europe. There is also  another international airport in Katowice (about 100 km from Krakow), which is also quite well communicated with Kraków. Recently modernized, comfortable railway station is located very close to the city centre and offers regular direct train connections to many destinations in Poland and to a few abroad (including: Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Lviv (Ukraine), Grodno (Belarus). Furthermore, Kraków, through the A4 motorway, is directly linked with the European motorway network, what makes it possible to reach almost all main destinations in western and southern Europe easily, quickly and comfortable by car, as well as some destination in the eastern parts of the continent. From other destinations, particularly those in the northeast and southeast of Europe, Kraków can be reached by the network of newly renovated express roads.

Poland (the Republic of Poland) - a country in Central Europe with a population of over 38 million people. The first Polish state was established in 966, and the Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025. In the end of 18th century the state of Poland ceased to exist for more than 120 years, but in 1918 Poland regained its independence. In 1989, after the fall of the communist system, Poland started a new chapter in its history - since 2004 as a member of the European Union.


Visa Policy


1. Only the keynote speakers get the official invitation from the organizers.


2. All the other ISIC2018 participants receive the confirmation of registration for the conference (after the registration is completed and the fee is transferred to the ISIC2018 bank account).


3. The participants are solely responsible for getting visa if necessary. All the information about the process of receiving Schengen visa (valid for Polish territory) can be found at:


To find and appropriate consular office and learn about the procedure you can also visit:

Caution: If you are going to visit several Schengen states, a Polish consul will be competent to process your application only if Poland is the main destination of your entry into Schengen territory or if Poland is the state in which you intend to spend most of your time.


The list of visa-free countries (citizens of such countries are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering Poland for less than 90 days) is available here: