199. Cristian, Sibiu Romania
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Cristian is a Saxton town that is just outside of Sibiu, Romania. One neat thing about this area is that its home to many storks. The city actually built nests specially for the birds. Plus they have a Bacon Tower at the local church. yeah, you have to see it.
Located just outside of Sibiu, Romania about a 10 minutes drive. It’s in the center of the country.
How To Get Here
Start your booking at RailEurope or Eurail. There are trains from Bucharest, Brasov and Sighișoara and other surrounding cities to Sibiu and then you take a local bus or rent a car for the short drive to Cristian.
The nearest commercial airport is the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ).
The airlines serving the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ):
Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Tarom (RO) and Wizz Air (W6).
Alternatively, you may fly into the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP), the home of BlueAir and Tarom, then take a local transport or rent a car or be picked up by your Guide arranged by JayWay Boutique Travel.
The following airlines serve the Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP):
Arkia-Israeli Airlines (IZ), Alitalia (AZ), Air France (AF), Aeroflot (SU), Air Moldova (9U), Air Serbia (JU), Aegean Airlines (A3), British Airways (BA), Blue Air (0B), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Dniproavia (Z6), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), El Al Airlines (LY), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).
Eurolines has service to Romania from various points in Europe.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Hire A Local
JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service. When I went they took care of it all for me. Even if you don’t want to use all the services of JayWay, its worth it to get a Guide once you arrive in Sibiu/Cristian. Having a Guide made the trip so much more memorable.
Where To Stay
You can stay in Sibiu or Cristian whichever you prefer. Cristian has a few bed and breakfasts available.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are a few places to eat in Cristian, however the majority of them are in nearby Sibiu.
What To Do
This is a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors at this elevation. Go hiking and enjoy the surroundings.
Two, well three cool things to see here. The Biserica Sfântul Servatius (church), the Bacon Tower and the nests for the the storks. It’s quite a calm and unusual town, plus you’ll see farmers driving around with their farm equipment.
Currency: Leu (RON)
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