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Heading to Moldova? Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Moldova’s main airport in Kishinev (KIV). Air Moldova offers cheap direct flights from London Stansted. Carpatair, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean Airways and Transaero Airlines also fly from London.
Winters in Moldova are snowy and summers can be uncomfortably hot, especially since Moldova has no seaside. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit for city breaks and exploring the Moldavian countryside. Book flight tickets for your Moldova holiday at least 3 months in advance.
Direct flights to Moldova take 3 hours from London.
Moldova has an interesting history and a rich cultural heritage to discover. From the self-proclaimed Transnistria Republic in the east to the capital of Chişinău in the centre. Tour a winery and visit a 13th century monastery!
Moldavian wines: Moldova is famous for its full-bodied wines and tourists from around the area flock to the wineries to taste the new vintages. Wines are also quite affordable compared to other countries. Try Milestii Mici, said to have the biggest wine collection in the world.
Orhelul Vechi: One of Moldova’s most popular sights is this 13th century cave monastery. It’s only a 30-minute drive with a Moldova car hire from Chisinau. Opening hours vary so best to call ahead before making the trip.
Kayaking: Take a trip down the Nistru River by kayak to really experience the Moldova landscape and countryside. Stop along the way at any of the natural beaches and islands for a rest.
Find more information on Moldova.com.
Hotels in Chisinau are surprisingly expensive for this part of Europe. Youth and backpackers hostels are only just making their way into Moldova but you will find several international hotels in and out of the capital like Best Western. If you’re staying for a longer holiday, a self-catering apartment could be a good option.