Beautiful East About voivodeship

Świętokrzyskie voivodeship is located in the area of Świętokrzyskie Mountains (the oldest Polish mountains) and of Ponidzie and Sandomierz Territory rich in monuments and natural phenomena. Because of these tourist aspects it is a very popular tourist destination.

In recent years farm tourism and other forms of active tourism like hiking, biking or horse-riding have been developing intensively in the area of Świętokrzyskie voivodeship. Water and aerial sports lovers will find perfect infrastructure to practise their hobbies. Moreover, it is worth paying attention to numerous technical monuments which have survived in Kielce region and which are often in working order.

Several dozen hiking paths in Świętokrzyskie voivodeship are waiting for tourists interested in hiking with a rucksack or in taking long relaxing walks. Their length altogetger exceeds 1000 km and level diversity enables everyone to find somethim fo him or herself. All routes show in a very appealing manner the special aspects of Świętokrzyskie Area nature and culture. They also make incredibly positive impression on tourists and make them feel like coming back some time in the future.
 The attractiveness of Świętokrzyskie voivodeship is largely determined by picturesque Świętokrzyskie Mountains (one of the oldest mountains in Poland), fir tree forest, charm of Ponidzie, clean water and pure air or unique caves and rock formations. A natural attraction of the region is Świętokrzyski National Park and Świętokrzyskie Mountains landscape parks and a complex of Ponidzie landscape parks. 68 nature reserves (eg. Raj Cave, Zelejowa Mountain, Krzemionki) and 701 natural features of historic importance including 600-year-old „Bartek” Oak, numerous rocks, caves and loess ravines. An undubted advantage of the region is the fact that it is one of the purest regions in Poland.

Water tourism is undergoing a dynamic development and is gaining numerous supporters. The most popular rivers for canoeing are Kamienna, Nida and Vistula. Sailors and powerboaters are particularly attracted by artificial lakes like Chańcza, Golejów, Sielpia Wielka and Borków.
The following institutions take care of tourist development in the region:

Świętokrzyskie Regional Tourism Organization

ul. Ściegiennego 2

25-033 Kielce

tel.(41) 361 80 57

tel.(41) 348 00 60

fax.(41) 361 80 57

e-mail: rot@swietokrzyskie.travel

Świętokrzyskie Department of Promotion, Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism

ul. Paderewskiego34A

25-502 Kielce

tel.(41) 341 62 18

fax.(41) 344 36 11

e-mail: kancelaria@sejmik.kielce.pl

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