Moldova is located in a zone with a temperate climate, approximately half way between the Equator and the North Pole. The four seasons are distinguished, with mild winters and plenty of sunshine during the summer. The average temperature ranges from 7° C in the North to 10° C in the South and the annual average rainfall varies between 370 – 560 mm. Rainfall is quite irregular and scanty. The best time to visit Moldova is between April and September.
Old Orhei is a museum complex that showcases both natural and anthropogenic tourist attractions. This is undoubtedly the most visited place in Moldova. The rocky landscape, picturesque villages and holy places create an archaic civilization untouched by turmoil. Here you can discover the impressive outdoor museum with antique ruins and centuries old inscriptions on limestone walls.
Milescii Mici Winery
The Milestii Mici winery was included in the 2007 Guinness Book of Records after being validated as the world’s longest and highest capacity. Nowadays this is an underground city, with galleries spreading for over 200 km. The streets are named after famous wines and accommodate the oak barrels and tanks with a total capacity of 65 million liters. A special place inside this impressive place is the “Golden Collection”, where about 2 million bottles of fine wines are stored.
The Soroca Fort has been built in 1499 by Stephen the Great and played an important part in Moldova’s defensive system. The fact that it survived throughout the centuries adds to the great historical value.
Situated 40 km from the capital city, Capriana monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Moldova. Also it’s the oldest monastery in the country, dating from back to the fifteen century, during the reign of Prince Alexandru cel Bun. Restored to its former glory in 2003, the Capriana monastery is the only one in Moldova that preserves the classic Moldavian architectural style.