A holiday in Romania serves up large helpings of what Eastern Europe specialises in: dramatic landscapes of mountains and forests, picturesque villages and idyllic rural scenes, looming castles guarding dramatic mountain passes, good skiing and walking – the list goes on and on... To put it simply, there’s much more to Romania holidays than tired old Dracula tours, in other words!
Out to the east of the country, the Black Sea coastline is lined with resorts and many of the most attractive holiday homes and villas in Romania; skiers in search of some of the best cheap skiing in Europe have been heading to the ski chalets in Prahova Valley for some time now. The number of visitors looking for Bucharest apartments for their weekend break, meanwhile, has also been steadily rising, as more and more people catch on to the capital’s unique charms.
For those who do fancy getting on the trail of the Count, there’s plenty of Dracula fun to be had out in Transylvania – you can even visit Bran Castle, held to be the one-time home of Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) on whom the story was loosely based. But, like Romania, generally, there’s obviously much more to the region: Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara are all stunning medieval towns, and the beauty of much of the countryside it boasts is almost second-to-none.
Casa Olandeza is a private mountain villa, nicely situated on a hillside with splendid views of the Carpathian Mountains.