Hemmed in by the dominating Carpathian Mountains in the south and the east of the country of Romania is the ancient and renowned region of Transylvania. Home to myths, legends and many dark characters, a Transylvania holiday is very popular with those who are keen readers, writers and vampire hunters! There is much more to the region and using a fantastic Transylvania holiday rental house as a base is the ideal way in which to discover this wonderful area without having to spend your days stressing about your trip.
As well as vampire hunting, a Transylvania holiday is jam-packed with opportunities to enjoy a range of popular activities. Visitors can indulge in many pursuits including small game hunting, big game hunting, fly fishing, rafting, paragliding, sledding, skiing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, abseiling and golf.
One of your first stops after locking up your Transylvania holiday rental house has to be to the city of Sighisoara. This is the alleged birthplace of Count Dracula, the noteworthy vampire who is the subject of many books and films. The city is well visited due to this fact and also because it still holds many traditions that date back many centuries. Sighisoara has some well-preserved city walls and its landmark is a 13th century clock tower which now houses an history museum. To the north of the clock tower is a fine example of Gothic style architecture in the form of The Church on The Hill. There is also a very interesting weapons museum which houses many Medieval weapons including a variety of swords and arrows.
We all like to have wonderful weather on our holidays and so you will be pleased to hear that if you book a Transylvania holiday rental house you can expect to enjoy hot summers and cool winters. July and August are usually the warmest months of the year, which sees visitors basking in temperatures of a maximum of 26°C. The winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between -6°C and 3°C. The annual rainfall amount for the region is 17 inches.
Travel to Transylvania, Romania Travellers on a Transylvania holiday can start their wonderful adventure by arriving at Tirgu Mures Airport (TGM) which is located in the eastern section of the region. Amongst the airlines offering regular, affordable flights to Transylvania include KLM, Malev Hungarian Airlines, BMI, Romanian Air and British Airways. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports including Birmingham (BHX), Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL) and East Midlands (EMA).