Discover Poland. Discover Athens.
Rent a summer house near a beautiful lake in Polish Athens in north-eastern Poland. Experience a mix of good weather and beautiful nature. Swimming, kayaking, biking, playing volleyball, horse riding, making a campfire, barbecuing, trying delicious national Polish cuisine and last but not least - enjoying variety of National Parks. They are known as the „green lungs” of Poland.
Do it all. Do it in Poland.
The summer house has a ground level, an upper level and a basement. It contains two terraces, a living room with a fireplace, equipped kitchen, one bathroom with a shower and two rooms on the upper level. The house has six beds and a lot of space on the floor for bigger groups with sleeping bags.
The Blizno Lake is located in the walking distance of 100 meters from the summer house. Only one minute to a refreshing swim. On the shore of the lake there are many nice molos and there is also a sandy beach with the voleyball field.
Within the walking distance from the summer house there is also a nice restaurant and bar offering a variety of Polish cousine including regional food. You can also rent there a bike, a boat, a kayak or take part in oraganized kayaking tours.
If you prefer horse riding there is a stable in the nearby forrest. There are many tourist routes for walking and biking trips.
How can I get there?
It is easy to get there from Warsaw. There are many cheap rail connections (about €10) to the nearest city Augustów (here you can plan your rail trip) where I can pick you up and transport within 15 minutes to Athens. There are plenty of cheap flights to Kaunas Airport (KUN) in Lithuania and it is only two hours on a motorway to the Polish Athens. If you cannot use Kaunas Airport there is also an international airport in Warsaw.
Athens (Polish: Ateny) is a village within Augustów County, in north-eastern Poland. It lies near Wigry National Park (Polish: Wigierski Park Narodowy).
The park covers parts of the Masurian Lake District and Augustów Primeval Forest. It is named after lake Wigry, the largest of the Park's many lakes. The Park is famous for its numerous lakes, which are of different shape, size and depth. Altogether, there are 42 of them, the biggest, Wigry, is located in central part of the Park. Main river is the Czarna Hańcza, which crosses the Wigry lake. This river is an appreciated and popular kayaking trail.
There are more than 190 kilometres of tourist trails in the park. Fishing anglers as well as sailboats take advantage of the biggest lakes. The places of interest include a former monastery, where an artist residency belonging to the Ministry of Culture is located.
Prices in Poland
Currency of Poland is złoty (literally meaning „golden”).
- renting a bike, a boat or a canoe - 10 zł (€2.5) per hour / 30 zł whole day (€7.5)
- full dinner in a restaurant - 20 zł (€5)
- loaf of bread - 2 zł (€0.5)
If you want to book the house or learn more about the location, fell free to contact me. My name is Chris and I will be delighted to anwser all your questions.