Sinaia has a population of 14,636 and was named after Sinaia Monastery, around which it was built; the monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai. King Carol I of Romania built his summer home, Peleş Castle, near the town.
Sinaia is about 60 km northwest of Ploieşti and 50 km south of Braşov, in a mountainous area on the Prahova River valley, just east of the Bucegi Mountains. The altitude varies between 767 m and 860 m.

The city is a popular destination for hiking and winter sports, especially downhill skiing. Among the tourist landmarks, the most important are Peleş Castle, Pelişor Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino and the Sinaia train station.

Sinaia, having a subalpine climate, is characterized by an exceptionally pleasant weather all through the summertime with an average temperature of 15 degrees C and moderate winters with an average temperature of -4 degrees C, while the yearly average one stands at 7 degrees C. A layer of snow with an average thickness of 70 Cm covers the mountain from late November until the end of March and enables a variety of winter sport activities.

As it is surrounded by large forests of beech-trees and fir-trees, Sinaia has fresh, unpolluted air, having a rich ozone layer. The town is has been known as a resort since 1880, when the Hydrotherapy Centre was built. Sinaia's clear air is wide-world reknown for its therapeutic qualities attracting many tourists suffering from asthma and other respiratory disorders.
Colaj Castel Peles


Located in Sinaia, being easily reached on foot from the villa, the Peles Castle was built as summer residence for Carol I, the king of Romania. Nowadays, Peles Castle, being Sinaia's main touristic attraction, is a museum and it is considered to be one of the most valuable architectonic monuments in Romania. In this beautiful castle, which was built between 1875-1883, various architectonic styles can be seen, for instance German Renaissance elements can be observed alongside the Gothic style. On entering the castle, one will be amazed at the rich interior design, characterized by an abundance of wooden decorations.
 
Manastirea Sinaia

Sinaia monastery was built in 1695 by a knight named Mihai Cantacuzino and later on, the name of the monastery was given to the town that developed around it. This beautiful monastery located at a short distance from our villa, attracts many religious tourists from all over the world.
 
Manastirea Sinaia

Sinaia is one of the leading ski resorts in Romania. It offers various ski slopes suitable for all level skiers. It is one of the finest mountain resorts in Europe, being spectacular through its natural environment and history. In wintertime it snows heavily in Sinaia, the snow starts falling in late September and ends in late March.
The average thickness of the layer of snow covering the resort during winter is 70 cm, fact which enables excellent skiing and winter sports activities all winter long.
 
The Retezat Villa is 10-15 minutes away from the city center and 5 minutes away from the cable-cars.

Harta Vila Retezat Sinaia