If you are looking for a unique destination for your summer holiday, a country with a rich culture, well preserved traditions and amazing attractions alongside modern culture and vibe, Romania is your destination.
Romania has a lot to offer - the vibrant capital city of Bucharest and its charming attractions that keep the elegance of past decades; the famous medieval region of Transylvania, home to the legendary Count Dracula; the Danube Delta part of the UNESCO World Heritage natural sites or the Black Sea coast, perfect for a summer getaway.
If you are planning an adventure this summer, here are some destinations in Romania that should definitely be on your list:
- The Danube Delta and the Black Sea
This is the ideal way to spend summertime in Romania, exploring Europe`s best preserved delta - the Danube Delta, part of the UNESCO World Heritage natural sites and discovering Constanta, the charming city by the Black Sea with a history going back to the 6th century B.C. when Greek colonists founded the ancient city of Tomis.
The Delta is best explored by boat for the amazing opportunity to admire one of the largest biodiversities in the world, it is a wildlife enthusiast`s paradise offering the chance to spot more than 300 species of birds and other animals.
Transylvania is charming all year long, but if you don’t like to spend summer in a big crowded city and you are looking for a cool destination with breathtaking mountains, medieval towns, charming architecture and a famous myth surrounding it all, it is the ideal destination for your summer vacation!
You can spend your time discovering the amazing villages with fortified churches that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage, the lovely medieval cities of Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara or the impressive castles and fortresses that once defended the region of Transylvania.
One of the most popular attractions in the region is Bran Castle, the hilltop fortress famous worldwide as Dracula’s Castle, a place of myth and legend in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains. Another special place is Viscri village - a unique place full of medieval charm, a UNESCO World Heritage village that fascinated Prince Charles of Whales who bought a farm and guesthouse here.
- Comana Park Natural Reservation
The area nearby Bucharest is full of amazing places you can explore in day trips and Comana Natural Park is one of them. This is a protected area in Giugiu county where you can spend a beautiful summer day in nature, the variety of plants and wildlife is impressive and you will surely take some amazing holiday photos here.
Trips to the area include visits to Comana Monastery founded in the 15th century as a fortress-monastery by Vlad the Impaler and Comana Museum exhibiting funeral stones and old ceramic, so you can understand the history of the area.
If you are up for fun, you can try the adventure park here. The park has lines for both kids and adults and according to how fit you are, you can choose the difficulty.
- Transfagarasan road trip
This is a true adventure with breathtaking landscapes driving along the most spectacular road in Romania, possibly in the world, according to the famous show Top Gear - Transfagarasan.
You won’t regret taking this road trip and if you love adventure, this will be the highlight of your holiday. The adventure starts in Curtea de Arges where you can visit the impressive 14th century Orthodox Monastery holding the tombs of the Royal families. Next is Poenari Fortress - built by Vlad the Impaler high in the mountains so you need to climb about 1480 stairs to visit the Fortress and admire the breathtaking landscape.
The adventure continues at Vidraru Dam along the Transfagarasan Road, considered by specialists a real jewel of engineering and a popular venue for extreme sports. Another amazing experience along the way is Balea Lake, a glaciar lake in Fagaras Mountains where you can breath in the cold fresh air of the Carpathians.
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