If you’re looking to explore off the beaten path this year, venturing into some of the lesser travelled European countries, Romania should be at the top of your list.
Though many people assume it’s a small country, Romania is, in fact, one of the larger central/eastern European nations, with a land mass a shade smaller than the UK. And it certainly packs a lot into that space!
Romania offers a wonderful blend of history, culture, nature, and religion, and the almost-circular shape of the country means that it’s quite easy to explore the country piece by piece.
Cosmopolitan urban centers boast Gothic churches and medieval buildings, rural villages offer the chance to witness fascinating age-old traditions, and there is plenty of spectacular wilderness to see as you drive.
Wanting to plan a Romanian road trip? You’re in for one heck of an adventure; just make sure you’re aware of the following.
When you think of Romania, you probably think of ancient castles harbouring fanged fiends who will charm you off your feet if they get half the chance.
Or perhaps, if you are of a certain generation, you will picture the iconic football side of the early 1990s decked out in yellow, led by the brilliant Gheorghe Hagi.
A charismatic country in the Balkans, bursting with jaw-dropping castles and rugged stone churches from the Middle Ages, Romania has some of the most intriguing travel experiences of any European country; a spectacular mix of the spiritual and historical, with beautiful scenery.
If you’re planning a trip and wondering which sites you should prioritize while in the country, make sure the following three make it onto your itinerary.
A charismatic country in the Balkans, with a landscape of rugged stone churches and jaw-dropping castles ripped straight out of the Middle Ages, Romania is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
By European standards, Romania is well and truly off the beaten path, though for those willing to venture into the (relatively) unknown, the country offers one of Europe’s most authentic experiences; a wonderful blend of history, culture, and religion.
Fascinating urban centers like Bucharest offer sharp and constant contrasts; blending a cosmopolitan vibe with well-preserved medieval buildings. Rural villages offer the chance to witness fascinating age-old traditions, and come into contact with Saxon fortresses, Gypsies and wild bears.
Romania is also home to some of the most unspoiled wilderness in Europe, and from Delta villages built of reeds, to magnificent Gothic churches and castles backed by the majestic peaks of the Carpathian mountains, those seeking outdoor adventure are truly spoiled here.