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.
Sopot's famous wooden pier is the longest in Europe and a popular place for a stroll.
The Crooked House is a stunning piece of architecture resembling a Salvador Dali painting. A Sopot must-see.
This is the hub of Sopot and an ideal place to enjoy a drink and watch the glamorous people go by.
Enjoy an opera in the forest at the open air amphitheater.
Cycle or hike in the beautiful Tricity National Park.
Sopot's high season is undoubtedly the summer months, when the resort fills up and comes alive.
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
Sopot has excellent rail connections from other Polish cities and a single ticket from Gdansk will cost zł2.80.
There are good roads into Sopot, with the E28 connecting from the west, the E75 from the south and the E77 from the east.
Sopot doesn't have direct international bus connections, so the alternative is to head for Gdansk and then take the train to 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.
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.
Sopot has a good public transport network of buses and trams. A single ticket, valid for one hour's travel, costs zł3.
Taxis in Sopot are reliable and relatively inexpensive. Flagfall is zł7 and then you will pay zł4 per hour.
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.
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.
A quart of milk in Sopot will cost zł2.40 and a loaf of bread is zł2.30.
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.