A part of today’s Romania was called Oltenia (Little Wallachia) in the past. Today this region includes the counties (Romanian: Judetul) Gorj, Dolj, Valcea, Mehedint. The region is bordered both by the Carpathian Mountains in the north and by the rivers Dunarea (Danube) in the south and west and Olt (Alt) in the east. The north of Oltenia is dominated by the Carpathians with the Parang mountain massif and the peak of Mount Godeanu, which is located in the Retezat Nature Reserve. In the south, on the other hand, lies the Oltenia Plain. Little Wallachia is a recommended destination and a region of Romania rich in culture and nature that will delight you.

Oltenia (Little Wallachia)


Oltenia is a paradise for nature lovers, who will find hiking trails and mountain climbing, among other things. I was also immediately fascinated by the numerous sights. Among the oldest attractions are the Daco-Roman sites. One of the newer destinations is the dam wall with attached museum Muzeul Hidrocentralei Porțile de Fier. A boat trip on the Danube is also recommended, for example to the face of Decebal (Statuia lui Decebal). This statue, over 50 meters high, is located not far from the Iron Gate (Portile de Fier). Oltenia is also a wine-growing region. Moreover, in this varied region lies one of the most beautiful roads in Romania, which connects Little Wallachia with Transylvania at an altitude of over 2000 meters. So don’t miss the Transalpina Pass Road. You should have seen some of the monasteries or churches, such as the Horezu Monastery.

In Oltenia you can find beautiful nature reserves as well as cities worth visiting. Among them are Craiova (Krajowa), Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Turn-Severin), Targu Jiu (Neumarkt am Tergoschwyl) , Ramnicu Valcea (Wultsch), Perisor, Bailesti and Caracal.
Furthermore, in the Oltenia region you will find a variety of recreational opportunities. Here you can go hiking, biking and skiing in winter. Furthermore, you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants and accommodation.

Whether city breaks, summer holidays, winter holidays, cultural trips or active holidays, you will find what you are looking for in Romania and its various parts of the country!