Romania is the largest country in southeastern Europe and borders Ukraine, Moldova and Hungary in its northern part. The whole country is separated in different regions, the northern ones being Crişana, Maramureş, Bukovina, Moldavia and of course the most famous one, Transylvania, mostly known as the home of Count Dracula. Apposite to this reputation, Transylvania is still characterized by medieval towns and castles, shady forests and mighty mountain peaks. But at the same time, it has a surprisingly modern side to it as well. The most northern regions Maramureş and Bukovina own the architectural highlights of traditional wooden churches and the Painted Monasteries, lying inside a picturesque landscape of rolling hills. In any case, northern Romania offers a beautiful scenery: The whole country owns almost 10,000 km2 of protected areas and 13 national parks, characterized by mountains, hills and plains equally.