Northern Poland is the home of Poland's attractive seaside, complete with sandy beaches with dunes and cliffs, lakes, rivers and forests. Gdańsk, the biggest city in and capital of Pomorskie, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Although it was destroyed in World War II, it has been perfectly rebuilt. The city is a good departure point to the many sea resorts along the north coast. Elbląg is a fantastic pearl of a medieval city not far from Gdańsk.