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Winter sports; Among nature; In the mountains
Even though many people know it as a land of bloodthirsty vampires and never-ending forests, Transylvania is, in terms of natural beauty, the best Romania has to offer. Transylvania is certainly one of the most beautiful natural regions in Europe.
Izvoare is located in Harghita county, 22 km from Odorheiu Secuiesc which is the second largest city in the county and the de facto capital of Seckler (Székely) country. The village is part of the Zetea commune.
The county has many mineral springs. It is said they number around 2000.
Forests occupy more than 30% of the county's surface. There are spruce, oak and beech forests which play host to a rich and varied fauna and serve as an important resource for forest fruits like blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry, apple and blackberry, not to mention an assortment of mushrooms and medicinal plants.
The county is rich in mountains, caves, gorges, rivers, lakes, spas and resorts,
nature preserves and natural monuments, historical landmarks, and religious buildings.
You can travel to Praid where you can visit the largest salt mine in Europe, or a famous spa. You can also visit Sovata Spa where you will find Lake Ursu (Bear Lake) which is a heliothermic lake (very good for swimming). It is the only one of it`s kind in Europe and the largest in the world. It's waters and sapropelic mud are famous for their healing properties. Reputedly they have been successful in the treatment of gynecological and rheumatic diseases. Other lakes in the area which deserve mention include Lake Saint Anna, Killer Lake, Bicaz Gorge, Borsec, and Tusnad Spa.
You can go on one day trips to visit these places because they all lie within 80 km of the house. Harghita is a beautiful county where the people are immensely hospitable.
In contrast to the peace and harmony of Izvoare is the nightlife of Odorheiu Secuiesc. Here it does not matter if it is a weekend or a weekday - you will always find a place with lively entertainment!