When we talk about the attractions of Romania, our first association is certainly Transylvania, or Dracula, a fictional character from the novel by Bram Stoker, who lived in this part of the country.
However, the largest country in Southeast Europe is not only home to "vampires", but also a land of endless forests, fairy-tale towns, Vlach magic and very affordable prices. There is also Bucharest, a city that still has a reputation as the "little Paris" of the east.
Located in the southeastern part of Europe, on the Black Sea coast, Romania has so far successfully managed to avoid mass tourism. However, it is only a question of time when tourists will discover the beauties of this country, which was created by merging the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1859.
It borders Moldova and Ukraine in the north and east, the Black Sea in the southeast, Bulgaria in the south, Serbia in the southwest and Hungary in the west. The Carpathians dominate the western and central part of the country, and the forests that cover them are a refuge for Europe's last remaining healthy population of brown bears, wolves and lynxes, while the white sandy coast along the Black Sea gives families an unforgettable vacation.
Also, here you will find the most beautiful road in the world – Transfagarasan. It was built by order of President Ceausescu; with its curvy roads leads to Lake Bale and reperents a real tourist attraction for travelers from all over the world.
The Romanian capital and most important city, Bucharest is not only the main attraction, but also the starting point for excursions across the country. Bucharest is worth visiting especially because of the historic center and enchanting narrow streets, with traditional restaurants, elegant shops and popular pubs. From monumental buildings to impressive villas, from apartment blocks to large commercial centers and beautiful parks, there is an architectural blend that is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste.
Bucharest is a city full of contrasts and a city that will surprise, disorient and ultimately charm you. In addition to the capital, you should visit: Brasov, Timisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Sigisoara, as well as Dracula's castle Bran, the magnificent royal castle Peles and Corvin castle - the castle Janina from Sibiu.
May and June are the best months to visit Romania, followed by September and early October. Resorts along the Black Sea coast begin to fill up in late June and remain so until mid-August. Winters are cold, but then you can enjoy skiing.
Romania is a country for all travelers. Hikers and athletes will enjoy the untouched natural ambience, and history lovers will find many sights of the Roman, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian authorities, which left behind a mosaic of cultural intrigues.