Few experiences are as calming as when you are sitting in the middle of a beautiful forest, with trees rising dizzyingly around you.
Regardless of whether you are looking for vacation inspiration or need a short escape, these forests in Romania offer an amazing experience for you and your family:
Ancient forest from Slatioara
The ancient forest from Slatioara is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is located right in the heart of Bucovina, at the foot of Rarau and near Giumalau mountains. It is one of the most extensive and well-preserved virgin beech and softwood forests in Europe. At the European level, it is surpassed only in age by a virgin softwood forest in Germany.
Giant multi-century trees can be admired here. From spruces up to 60 meters and firs over 50 meters or beeches that grow at an altitude of 1,350 meters, far outside their natural range.
Bears, wolves and deer live in the centuries-old forests of Slatioara, as well as species of wildlife such as the raccoon, the marten, the badger, the hornbill, the mountain grouse or the hazel grouse.
The Letea Forest is located in Tulcea county, in the northeast of the Danube Delta, between the branches of the Chilia and Sulina rivers and covers an area of over 5,000 hectares. It is the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe and the oldest natural reserve in Romania.
In the Letea forest you can find massive oaks, and the spectacular landscape also includes wild vines and lianas over 20 meters long. All those who arrive here are impressed by the centuries-old oaks here. One of them is over 780 years old, while others are 400-500 years old.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau did research for 6 months in the Danube Delta with a team of over 30 people, at the beginning of the 90s. Following the studies they did, the Letea forest entered the UNESCO world heritage and was founded Administration of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
The Silver Forest
The Silver Forest - which we meet in the poems of Mihai Eminescu - is a forest reserve located in Neamt county, on the territory of Agapia commune, on the lower terrace of the Topolita stream. It is a forest of birch trees, some older than a century, others younger, 40-50 years old. The name of the reservation comes from the color that the forest acquires in autumn and winter, when the birch trees turn silver.
The forest with daffodils from Osorhei
The Osorhei Daffodil Forest natural reserve has an area of approximately 2 hectares and is part of the Alparea Forest (with a total area of 402 hectares).
The area is covered with deciduous forests, such as: oak, Galio-Carpinetum hornbeam, beech, birch, hazel, linden. A protected species of wild narcissus (Narcissus angustifolius) grows in the groves, which is at the lowest altitude in the country, i.e. 100 meters.
The Riches Forest
The Riches Forest stretches over an area of 6,329 hectares and, since 2000, has been a protected nature reserve. The fauna and flora here are extremely beautiful and varied. Pastures are very often found on the surface of the 6 hectares, next to the deciduous forests. Here you can find trees such as beech, hornbeam and hornbeam. Regarding the fauna, we can mention the deer, the bear, the wolf, the raccoon, but also a number of invertebrates.