ADD TO LISTOrhei attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a short visit to see the Orheiul Veci. Travelers visiting the area might want to check out some more popular nearby destinations such as Chisinau. If you do travel to Orhei, please add your favorite spots in this Orhei travel guide.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Orhei
If you go to Orhei, you have to visit an ancient religious city Orheiul Vechi with the monastery in the rocks. We went direct from Chisinau and took the bus to the village Trebujeni. The monastery lies on the hill in the rocks with the entrance from the base of belfry. At first we looked for the entrance from the side of rocks, because we saw small windows and door, but there is no entrance. Anyway you can enjoy climbing the rocks with magnificent views. Ask the priest (or maybe it was a monk) in the monastery to show you the cells, where monks used to live
This place, a small village in Moldova, is famous all through Moldova. Moldovan artist go there for inspiration. There are no B&B's, no restaurants or cafés, but you do get to collect your own water from the village well.