A beautiful coastline, where beaches still offer plenty of space for everyone. Mountains that not only offer great winter sports and outdoor options but that are also home to an exceptional range of wildlife species. And charming towns that reflect diverse cultural influences. That’s Romania, a country that doesn’t rank high on global travel toplists yet, but is sure to climb in the near future.
Romania has taken great strides since becoming a member of the European Union in 2007. It has stabilized its economy, improved the infrastructure and has cosiderably upgraded its tourism offerings. However, as income levels still lag somewhat behind other EU countries, it is a very affordable travel destination.
Romania offers plenty of interesting travel options. The Black Sea coast, particularly the resort towns of Constanta and Mamaia in the country’s eastern half is a major draw for beach tourism and, with its warm waters, modernized accommodation options and well-tended beaches, presents itself as a good vacation alterbative especially for families.
Romania also has a large swath of the Carpathian Mountains on its territory. Several summits and facilities offer the opportunity for winter sports. Moreover, this area is one of the most interesting in Europe for outdoor experiences of all kinds, as it has an extensive network of hiking trails as well as an impressive biodiversity in both flora and fauna. Also of interest are many historic sights including castles and historic towns.
The capital, Bucharest, is among the ten largest cities in the EU and offers an intriguing mix of Romanian culture, traditions and the dynamics of a metropolis. Several other Romanian towns, for example Brașov, centrally located in Transylvania or Timișoara, nicknamed “Little Vienna” also have a lot to offer to visitors.
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