Poienari & Arefu
Many castles across Romania claim a connection (dubious or otherwise) to the notorious former Wallachian prince Vlad Ţepeş (1431–76), aka 'Vlad the Impaler' or, better yet, 'Dracula'. But few claims are as legit and well documented as this evocative pile of rocks standing atop a mighty crag just 30km north of Curtea de Argeş, near the village of Căpăţânenii.
After passing through several countries and absorbing countless lesser waterways, the Danube empties into the Black Sea just south of the Ukrainian border. The Danube Delta (Delta Dunării), included on Unesco’s World Heritage list, is one of Romania's leading tourist attractions.