Iasi is the second-largest city in Romania and the capital of the region of Moldavia. In 2018, the Romanian government named Iasi "the Historic Capital of Romania", due to its 300-year reign as the capital of the Principality of Moldavia and its brief role as capital of the modern-day nation of Romania. Moreover, it is also home to Romania's oldest botanical gardens, oldest university, and oldest library, and is considered one of the country's most important cultural, educational, and historic centers. As a matter of fact, Iasi is actually very well known as the Cultural Capital of Romania and was even Romania’s capital for a brief time during World War I, when authorities decided to relocate away from Bucharest, threatened by incoming forces.
Full of diversity, entrenched in history and blessed with spectacular landscapes, Eastern Europe offers something for everyone. From Croatia`s crystal-blue Adriatic seacoast to the haunted castles of Transylvania in Romania, medieval monasteries, and old-world towns, along with Roman ruins and sophisticated metropolitan area - This region has everything that you need for a fascinating vacation!
The Bulgarian Black Sea coast (called Chernomorie in Bulgarian) is one of the trendiest resort destinations in southeastern Europe. Once the playground of Communist Party loyalists and their families, today these resort towns rival the French and Italian rivieras. Many are `ancient cities,` having been settled as far back as five millennia. So, if you`re looking for an off-the-beaten-path beach vacation that doesn`t skimp on quality, consider the beautiful Black Sea coast.
The beautiful Balkan States contain 11 breathtaking countries comprising such as Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and Romania just to name a few. The stunning region lies on the southeastern edge of the European continent sandwiched between four major Seas, The Black Sea, The Mediterranean, The Adriatic, and The Aegean.