Have now been home for nearly a week… since I returned from my fabulous 5 nights in beautiful and peaceful SOPOT at the Polish Riviera. Located between Gdansk and Gdynia …. in the same size as Landskrona, around 39.000 people are living there and I don’t dare to think how many there is during the summer months.
It was fairly busy, but not overcrowded – just a nice amount … we chose a great time to visit. There was activities going on over the weekend. A free concert that we missed because we chose to have dinner at a restaurant next to our apartment.
My Polish friends, Magdalena, and Raf took me for dinner during my visit to Gdansk in September last year and I fell in love at first sight. So soon I was back home again …. I booked both apartment and flight straight away.
When my friend Bärbel saw the pictures from the few hours I spent there she wanted to come along … and we had a fantastic time. We both enjoyed every minute we spent at this sparkling gem.
We flew from Copenhagen’s Airport to Gdansk and had pre-booked a taxi that was waiting there for us .. because there are no direct connections to Sopot from the airport – have to go into Gdansk to be able to take a train to Sopot. The taxi ride takes about 20 min and costs about 70Plz/16€/12£/$18.
We rented a fantastic apartment that was situated 100 meters from the white sandy beach and 200 meters to the town center. 3 bedrooms, 2 massive bathrooms and a lovely kitchen from Sanhaus Apartments and the the service they provided was outstanding. We paid 2750Plz/625€/478£/$670 and it was worth every Zloty.
We only had breakfast at the apartment, because Sopot have some brilliant restaurants that don’t break the bank account. Plenty of mini-markets everywhere … and by Sopot station, there is a small farmer market with wonderful flowers, fruit, and vegetables.
And every evening we enjoyed creative dishes and great wines. Service was superb everywhere. Will come back to our gourmet adventures.
The weather was sunny but a bit chilly the first 3 days, but the last 2 the summer arrived in full glory. We spent the days good sleep in … walking around … drinking in the sunshine at some nice cafe … walking in the sand … a little bit of shopping … half a day at SPA … a day trip to Gdansk to meet up with Magdalena and baby Nina, 7 months old.
The only MUST we came to Sopot with was to treat ourselves at a SPA. Something I really recommend. I had a full body massage, facial cleaning, and mask …. plus eyebrow shaping, 3 hours and to a cost of 220 Plz/51€/38£/$56 with 20% tips incl.
There are beauty salons and beauty clinics everywhere. Plastic surgery is a big business in Poland, but not for me. Not even Botox, even if I only had to cross the street.
For being a Sea resort was there a lot of young people both day and night – and they were very well behaved, no screaming and no bench drinking, but we didn’t join the night scene as such. We didn’t notice anything if there were.
In Sopot were the tulips and the lilacs blooming at the same time … a bit wired but very beautiful and the smell in the evening when walking back home … MAGICAL.
Neither of us wanted to go home, but we had packed the wrong clothes if the summer would be more intense – but we have decided to go back next year again.
We can’t find one negative thing to say about Sopot, more than that the elderly generation (mine) didn’t smile a lot and wasn’t very friendly. Maybe they are sick of all tourists. Young people, on the other hand, a totally different attitude.
As most times when I’m out and about, there is a full moon! Sopot, you seduced us!!!!!
“All beautiful things must end.
Otherwise they are not beautiful.”