When people think of Romania, they tend to think only of gypsies and Dracula, but there is much more in the country than that.

Romania has come a long way in the last two decades since communism fell. It’s a modern country with all the amenities you would expect in the 21stcentury. But it also has a rich and diverse culture that dates back thousands of years. Romaniatruly is a hidden gem and is great to visit throughout the year. From the fresh air of theCarpathian mountains, to the beautiful Natural Reserve Biosphere of The Danube Delta, not forgetting the vibrantbeach resorts around the Black Sea.

The Carpathian Mountains stretch for more than 900 km inside Romania, in the shape of an arch that isolates Transylvania from the rest of country.

Often described as a bird’s paradise, the Danube Delta is one of the biggest wetlands in the world and an UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Its 30 types of ecosystems place it in the third position in the world biodiversity top after the Galapagos and the Great Barrier Reef. This is one the most beautiful places in Romania and definitely must-see destination for the bird-watching, fishing amateurs and nature lovers.

Warm climate, miles of sand beaches, ancient monuments, vineyards and modern resorts invite travelers to seriously consider Romania's Black Sea Coast as their summer vacation destination. Beaches, stretching from Mangalia to Mamaia, are dotted with fine resorts and hotels, and countless sports and entertainment facilities.

Must-see palaces:

Bucharest – is the capital and the largest city of Romania. Bucharest is located in the middle of Romanian plain, on the shore of the River Dambovita. It is surrounded by the South Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region.

1. The Palace of the Parliament - It is one of the most important structures of Bucharest. This imposing and spectacular building was built by Dictator Nicolai Ceausescu. 

2. The Republic Square 3. Old town 4. Arcul de Triumf

Brasov - Brasov is located in the central part of the country. It is about 166 kilometers north of Bucharest and 380 kilometers in the Black Sea. It is surrounded by the South Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region

1. Bran Castle - Commonly known as Dracula's Castle, it is the home of the title character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. The castle now serves as an open museum for tourists, exhibiting furniture and art pieces collected by Queen Marie.