Craiova Holidays

Romania
Dreaming of a trip to Romania? Craiova has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Botanical Garden, or how about spending an afternoon at parcul Romanescu? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you …

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When to go to Craiova

Typical Holiday Price

£405 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Craiova varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

December

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Craiova.

Things to see and do in Craiova

Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerBotanical Garden
Botanical Garden
Gratian Matache | Trip by Skyscannerparcul Romanescu
parcul Romanescu
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerTeatrul Naţional Marin Sorescu
Teatrul Naţional Marin Sorescu
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerFord Romania
Ford Romania
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerPalatul Jean Mihail
Palatul Jean Mihail
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerMuzeul de Etnologie
Muzeul de Etnologie
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerBiserica Madona Dudu
Biserica Madona Dudu
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerCatedrala Mitropolitană Sfântul Dumitru
Catedrala Mitropolitană Sfântul Dumitru
Gratian Matache | Trip by SkyscannerUniversitatea din Craiova
Universitatea din Craiova

Reviews of Craiova

Gratian Matache
Gratian MatacheLimbiate
31/05/2012

Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. It is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and the River Danube (south). Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of Oltenia. The city prospered as a regional trading centre despite an earthquake in 1790, a plague in 1795, and a Turkish assault in 1802 during which it was burned. Craiova, which occupied the site of the Dacian and Roman city Pelendava, was formerly the capital of Oltenia. One of the most important geto - dacian settlement of the Craiova aeria (Mofleni zone) was Pelendava, dating since the period 400 - 350 BC as the archaeological findings indicate. At the beginning of the second century AD, the Romans have built here a Roman camp, made from hard soil, afterwards made from rock and bricks (during the time of Hadrian, 117 - 138). Due to the favourabile geographical position, the protection of the Roman camp and the military garrison, the Roman Pelendava has known a thriving life. The settlement is mentioned in the Tabula Peutingeriana - a map of the Roman Empire, made at the request of the Roman emperor Caracalla. The year 225 (when this map was finished during Severus Alexander) is considered the first documentation mentioned of the oldest settlement from the nowadays city area.

Alina Violeta
Alina VioletaCraiova
07/08/2017

CRAIOVA. There are a lot of things to visit and to do. You can have fun.

Николай Николов
Николай НиколовSofia
23/06/2012

Beautiful city!

Fatt E Toje
Fatt E Toje
28/12/2019

Romantic and fun city, it costs little and allows experiences of all kinds.

Nearby destinations

Sibiu

Sofia

Bucharest

Timisoara