Morskie Oko, Poland

Morskie Oko Lake, Tatra Mountains
Morskie Oko Lake, Tatra Mountains

Here’s our quick trip down to one of the most infamous lakes in the Tatra Mountains (South of Krakow in Poland – see map below) – Morskie Oko.

Morskie Oko is a beautiful mountain lake at the altitude of 1400m (above sea level).

The high peaks of Tatra Mountains reflect themselves beautifully in the crystal water of the lake.

Morskie Oko Lake, Tatra Mountains
Morskie Oko Lake, Tatra Mountains

The snow on the northern slopes above Morskie Oko never melts and can be seen at the height of summer – definitely worth a look.

You can walk around the lake along the marked path in about 50 minutes (great for a leisurely stroll).

For a much more challenging hike, try climbing up to Czarny Staw, the lake that is 180m higher than Morskie Oko. The 30 minute red route (look out for the signs on the trees) to Czarny Staw starts at the southern edge of Morskie Oko.

Morskie Oko Lake, Restaurant Hut, Tatra Mountains
Morskie Oko Lake, Restaurant Hut, Tatra Mountains

For a respite from all that walking, have lunch at the mountain shelter at Morskie Oko that serves hearty polish food all year round – and of course fantastic panoramic views of the lake!

Have a look at our photos of Morskie Oko below from our trip in June and a video of the panorama of it:

Where is the Morskie Oko Lake in Poland?

Map zoom in on Morskie Oko:

For more info about Tatra mountains and walking holidays in Poland visit inlovewithpoland.com.

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