Masurian Lake District, Poland
Emerald mountains, cerulean lakes and island-hopping are not the first things that spring to mind when you think of Poland. But that’s the promise of the country’s Masurian Lake District. Located about three hours’ drive north of Warsaw and comprising more than 2000 lakes, the region has somehow escaped the attention of foreign travellers. But it’s only a matter of time before the “land of a thousand lakes”, as it’s lovingly referred to by locals, begins to trend on social media. Base yourself in the historic town of Giżycko to explore the area’s bounty or charter a boat if, like us, you prefer drifting from one island to another. Whatever you choose, get there before the hordes do.