Яндекс.Метрика Rediscover the Center of the Country - Moldova Travel

Rediscover the Center of the Country

  • Starting point: Chisinau
  • Ending point: Trei Păstori Guesthouse
  • Route length: approximately 120 km, about 2 hours by car. Distance calculated connecting the main points of interest mentioned on the route.

If you are up to travelling and attend the instances to remember for long, here is our invitation to chose this route. Orhei district has a lot to impress you: breathtaking landscapes, historical monuments and peasant households. Orheiul Vechi cultural-natural Reserve is known for a complex relief that combines geological structures of about 13 million years old. It is really surprising how many impressive locations you can see along this route.

Tourist attractions of the route


A good day is known from the morning, so to enhance the success of any trip, make a stop at Marcu Bakery to take your breakfast. The bakery is located on the Chisinau-Orhei route, in the village of Peresecina. Here you can find the tastiest pies, just out of the oven, good coffee and friendly, smiling staff. Pies in the pan, pies in the oven, bread, pastries...
A good day is known from the morning, so to enhance the success of any trip, make a stop at Marcu Bakery to take your breakfast. The bakery is located on the Chisinau-Orhei route, in the village of Peresecina. Here you can find the tastiest pies, just out of the oven, good coffee and friendly, smiling staff. Pies in the pan, pies in the oven, bread, pastries -everything is fresh and incredibly tasty.

Chisinau - EcoVillage Moldova (50 minutes, 42 km)


EcoVillage Moldova is located in Râșcova, a few kilometers out of Peresecina and is known for a community different from any other in Moldova. It is the only community in Moldova that has managed to creat a specific eco collective pursuing a sustainable lifestyle. Moreover, it is the first village in Moldova in which installed were the selective waste recycling bins. The whole idea of designing EcoVillage...
EcoVillage Moldova is located in Râșcova, a few kilometers out of Peresecina and is known for a community different from any other in Moldova. It is the only community in Moldova that has managed to creat a specific eco collective pursuing a sustainable lifestyle. Moreover, it is the first village in Moldova in which installed were the selective waste recycling bins. The whole idea of designing EcoVillage was born here. If you feel eager to experiment with organic gardening, seeing how constructions are made from natural materials, visiting the insects hotel, eating tasty vegan or vegetarian food, you better choose a trip to Rascova. At EcoVillage, you can stay overnight. In addition, here is a horse sanctuary - for the horses that have been abandoned or saved from being taken to the slaughterhouse. The adults coming here with their kids have the opportunity to spend good time, practice some hyppotherapy and take care of them.

EcoVillage Moldova - Vatra Ancamosească Guesthouse (33 minutes, 34 km)


The Guesthouse and House Museum Vatra Ancestorească was opened after 12 years of work by Anton Lascu, motivated by his passion for beautiful things, symbols of Moldovan traditions. Long ago, here was a 186 years old Boyar House, restored by Anton Lascu. Here you will see some of the National Costumes traditional for the people of Moldova as well as the tools used by the artisans -...
The Guesthouse and House Museum Vatra Ancestorească was opened after 12 years of work by Anton Lascu, motivated by his passion for beautiful things, symbols of Moldovan traditions. Long ago, here was a 186 years old Boyar House, restored by Anton Lascu. Here you will see some of the National Costumes traditional for the people of Moldova as well as the tools used by the artisans - works gathered from all over the country. At the Vatra Stramoseasca (Ancestral Hearth), guests can taste traditional cousin, as it was in the time of their ancestors, and taste wine in the cellar of the house. Woodcarving workshops could be arranged for the large groups.

Guesthouse Vatra Ancamosească - Chateau Vartely (23 minutes, 19 km)


The Orhei area’s main claim to fame is that over the centuries it has been home to several fortresses. In fact, Orhei is Hungarian for “place of the fortress.” Chateau Vartely’s owners wanted a winery name that reflected the area’s fortress heritage.  So they chose Vartely, the Moldovan term for “place of the fortress.” Just 45 kilometers from Chisinau, Château Vartely boasts impressive architecture and sits on...
The Orhei area’s main claim to fame is that over the centuries it has been home to several fortresses. In fact, Orhei is Hungarian for “place of the fortress.” Chateau Vartely’s owners wanted a winery name that reflected the area’s fortress heritage.  So they chose Vartely, the Moldovan term for “place of the fortress.” Just 45 kilometers from Chisinau, Château Vartely boasts impressive architecture and sits on a hill with a breathtaking view.A courtyard sprinkled with wine-making relics is the perfect setting for savoring a cold glass of wine on a hot day. The winery also has an excellent restaurant. If you want to prolong your visit, then stay overnight. Chateau Vartely put some thought into the lodging. There are three types, one representing the homes found in the north, another the homes in central Moldova, and the third the homes you see in the south. If you want to experience the charms of homes in all three regions, then stay for three nights, each in a different type of design.

Chateau Vartely - Rustic Art Craftsmen Complex (24 minutes, 22 km)


If you like folk crafts — particularly hand-woven rugs — you will love the Rustic Art Crafts Complex in Clisova Noua village. Yes, Moldovans still weave authentic Bessarabian rugs on hand looms. You can see how they do it, and how they make traditional costumes, when you visit this area, which is on the Chisinau-Lvov road.

Rustic Art Craftsmen Touristic Complex - "Trei Pastori" Guesthouse (6 minutes, 5 km)


"Trei Pastori" is a relatively new Guesthouse. Why relatively new? Because until recently it was a summer camp for children. In 2020 it went through major renovation and turned into a comfortable hostel offering room to accommodate 30 tourists. It is located amidst the nature, while on its territory there is a nice lake / outdoor swimming pool, terrace, patio, barbeque. The guesthouse is built in a...
"Trei Pastori" is a relatively new Guesthouse. Why relatively new? Because until recently it was a summer camp for children. In 2020 it went through major renovation and turned into a comfortable hostel offering room to accommodate 30 tourists. It is located amidst the nature, while on its territory there is a nice lake / outdoor swimming pool, terrace, patio, barbeque. The guesthouse is built in a rustic style, while each room is decorated with traditional elements (carpets, stoves) and the bathroom. In the guest house there is also a restaurant where you can pre-order delicious traditional dishes. If you want to break away from the urban agglomeration and spend a weekend in an area with traditions, in a picturesque and hospitable environment, then this is a perfect place to go.


Recommendations

We recommend that you call us in advance and book the locations at your choice to ensure that your getaway will be a success. In addition, a pair of comfortable shoes and warm clothes will suit you in case you venture to walk part of the route. Yet another detail to pay attention to is the transport – organize your route in advance and choose the right means of transport.