‘Part of the Carpathian range, the Apuseni are the best kept secret in Eastern Europe,’ wrote Joe Minihane in an article for CNN Travel highlighting Europe’s most beautiful places.
‘These mountains are isolated, with ancient forests and limestone caves descending into underground rivers at every turn.’
‘Time stands still here, with little else to do but breathe in the pine-tinged air and keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife.’
‘Wolves prowl through the trees, with ospreys circling on thermals high above.’
The article includes 20 of Europe’s most beautiful places to inspire traveller from Norwegian islands high above the Arctic Circle to forest-covered mountains in Romania, windswept sandy beaches in Wales and icy lakes in the Balkans.
Photography courtesy of CNN Travel