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You're Going to Love Sopot

Sopot is a famous seaside resort on Poland's Baltic Sea coast. You will find a mixture of elegant villas, upscale restaurants and buzzing clubs in this pretty town. It's probably the glitziest resort on the Baltic coast and attracts a mix of well-heeled Polish and international visitors.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Sopot

1. The Wooden Pier

Sopot's famous wooden pier is the longest in Europe and a popular place for a stroll.

2. The Crooked House

The Crooked House is a stunning piece of architecture resembling a Salvador Dali painting. A Sopot must-see.

3. Heroes of Monte Cassino Street

This is the hub of Sopot and an ideal place to enjoy a drink and watch the glamorous people go by.

4. Open-Air Opera

Enjoy an opera in the forest at the open air amphitheater.

5. Tricity Landscape Park

Cycle or hike in the beautiful Tricity National Park.

What to do in Sopot

1. Baltic Bliss In The Polish Sun

The Baltic coast is definitely Sopot's major attraction. After all, that's why it became a thriving resort in the 19th century, attracting the great and good from Poland, Germany, and Russia. The pier (built as early as 1827) is the centerpiece, stretching over 500 meters into the Baltic and made entirely out of wood. There's a viewing platform and a restaurant at the end, which makes wandering out there a must. But the beach is almost as seductive, with white sand, elegant seafront, and a range of bars and eateries. The water's a bit chilly, though, if you're brave enough take a dip.

2. A Gorgeous Vantage Point

Located in the Old Town, not far from the pier, Spot Lighthouse is probably the most beautiful building in town. Erected in 1904 as part of the town's prosperous Balneological Institute (which dealt with spas and thermal treatments), the tower is open for visitors. The ascent is only 25 meters (and couches are supplied halfway up). When you get there, you'll be glad you made the climb, as Sopot's seafront and Old Town are laid out below you.

3. Crazy Polish Creativity And Vibrant Nightlife

Nowhere gives a better impression of what modern Sopot is all about than Krzywy Domek (the "crooked little house.") Designed by the architects Szotyńscy and Zaleski, it's a playfully warped house, albeit one that's part of a shopping mall and isn't really suited for permanent habitation. Kids will love the fairy-tale appearance of this outlandish construction, while adults won't find a more photogenic attraction in the area. And, in the evening, the neighborhood is Sopot's nightlife hub.

4. The Heart Of One Of Europe's Great Resorts

Just inland from the pier and beach, Dolny Sopot (literally "lower Sopot"), this was the heart of the 19th and early 20th century resort, and it's still a busy cultural, dining, and shopping center. The area is home to small but engaging attractions like the Museum of Sopot (with a surprising collection of antique wardrobes) and the recently renovated State Gallery, which focuses on Polish talents. And there's also a smaller offshoot of Gdansk's Teatr Wybrzeze, where chamber music and drama performances take place throughout the year - so it's a place most tourists visit during their stays.

5. Majestic Dunes That Stretch For Miles

The natural marvel of Poland's Baltic coast, Slowinski is famous for its massive sand dune (the largest in all of Europe). The park is around 40 miles west of Sopot, but it's worth the drive. Naturally, you could just find a secluded spot and laze around in the Pomeranian sunshine, but there are other local attractions, like the fascinating open-air museum at Kluki, which documents the lifestyle of the Slovincian people who once made this part of Poland their home.

1. Baltic Bliss In The Polish Sun

The Baltic coast is definitely Sopot's major attraction. After all, that's why it became a thriving resort in the 19th century, attracting the great and good from Poland, Germany, and Russia. The pier (built as early as 1827) is the centerpiece, stretching over 500 meters into the Baltic and made entirely out of wood. There's a viewing platform and a restaurant at the end, which makes wandering out there a must. But the beach is almost as seductive, with white sand, elegant seafront, and a range of bars and eateries. The water's a bit chilly, though, if you're brave enough take a dip.

2. A Gorgeous Vantage Point

Located in the Old Town, not far from the pier, Spot Lighthouse is probably the most beautiful building in town. Erected in 1904 as part of the town's prosperous Balneological Institute (which dealt with spas and thermal treatments), the tower is open for visitors. The ascent is only 25 meters (and couches are supplied halfway up). When you get there, you'll be glad you made the climb, as Sopot's seafront and Old Town are laid out below you.

3. Crazy Polish Creativity And Vibrant Nightlife

Nowhere gives a better impression of what modern Sopot is all about than Krzywy Domek (the "crooked little house.") Designed by the architects Szotyńscy and Zaleski, it's a playfully warped house, albeit one that's part of a shopping mall and isn't really suited for permanent habitation. Kids will love the fairy-tale appearance of this outlandish construction, while adults won't find a more photogenic attraction in the area. And, in the evening, the neighborhood is Sopot's nightlife hub.

4. The Heart Of One Of Europe's Great Resorts

Just inland from the pier and beach, Dolny Sopot (literally "lower Sopot"), this was the heart of the 19th and early 20th century resort, and it's still a busy cultural, dining, and shopping center. The area is home to small but engaging attractions like the Museum of Sopot (with a surprising collection of antique wardrobes) and the recently renovated State Gallery, which focuses on Polish talents. And there's also a smaller offshoot of Gdansk's Teatr Wybrzeze, where chamber music and drama performances take place throughout the year - so it's a place most tourists visit during their stays.

5. Majestic Dunes That Stretch For Miles

The natural marvel of Poland's Baltic coast, Slowinski is famous for its massive sand dune (the largest in all of Europe). The park is around 40 miles west of Sopot, but it's worth the drive. Naturally, you could just find a secluded spot and laze around in the Pomeranian sunshine, but there are other local attractions, like the fascinating open-air museum at Kluki, which documents the lifestyle of the Slovincian people who once made this part of Poland their home.

Where to Eat in Sopot

Bar Przystan just east of the pier has wonderful fried fish from zł25. Bulaj on Al Franciszka Mamuszki has great seafood, duck and rabbit dishes from zł25 for a main course.

When to visit Sopot

Sopot in December
Estimated hotel price
$61
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sopot in December
Estimated hotel price
$61
1 night at 3-star hotel

Sopot's high season is undoubtedly the summer months, when the resort fills up and comes alive.

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How to Get to Sopot

Plane

The nearest airport to Sopot is Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, which has many international and domestic connections. A taxi to Sopot will cost zł130 and the train will cost zł35

Train

Sopot has excellent rail connections from other Polish cities and a single ticket from Gdansk will cost zł2.80.

Car

There are good roads into Sopot, with the E28 connecting from the west, the E75 from the south and the E77 from the east.

Bus

Sopot doesn't have direct international bus connections, so the alternative is to head for Gdansk and then take the train to Sopot.

Airports near Sopot

Airlines serving Sopot

Lufthansa
Good (1,371 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (2,464 reviews)
KLM
Good (292 reviews)
Air France
Good (297 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,075 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,657 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (357 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (640 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (196 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (369 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,167 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (201 reviews)
Finnair
Good (449 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (155 reviews)
LOT
Good (257 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (54 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (45 reviews)
Wizz Air
Good (240 reviews)
Icelandair
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Where to stay in Sopot

Sofitel Grand Sopot on Powstańców Warszawy is right in the town center and has luxurious rooms from zł450. Hacienda Pension on ul. Władysława Jagiełły offers good basic room in a central location from zł100.

Popular neighbourhoods in Sopot

Dolny Sopot - is the town's seafront area, with lots of good hotels, restaurants and bars along with the town's famous pier.

Karlikowo - is another coastal area and is home to the marina and fishing harbor.

Kamienny Potok - is on the coast to the north of the town center and is where you will find the Aquapark.

Most popular hotel in Sopot by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Sopot

Most booked hotels in Sopot

Hotel Almond Business & Spa
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
$109+
Puro Hotel Gdansk
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$110+
Rezydent Sopot MGallery Hotel Collection
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$113+
Qubus Hotel Gdansk
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$113+
Sheraton Sopot Hotel
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$197+
Sopot Marriott Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$206+
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How to Get Around Sopot

Public Transportation

Sopot has a good public transport network of buses and trams. A single ticket, valid for one hour's travel, costs zł3.

Taxi

Taxis in Sopot are reliable and relatively inexpensive. Flagfall is zł7 and then you will pay zł4 per hour.

Car

Sopot is a compact city and on-street parking can be scarce. Parking in a monitored car park and walking is a good option. Car rental is from around zł120.

The Cost of Living in Sopot

Shopping Streets

Heroes of Monte Cassino Street has a number of good boutiques, while Sopot Street Market at Wyścigi Station has everything from fresh produce to jewelry.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Sopot will cost zł2.40 and a loaf of bread is zł2.30.

Cheap meal
$8.37
A pair of jeans
$104.50
Single public transport ticket
$1.67
Cappuccino
$2.89