The clime is subalpine, with chilly summers (57 - 61°F in July) and not too cold winters (38°F in January). The annual average temperature is approximately 46°F, and the average precipitations is 800 - 1000 mm. Snowfall in winter starts towards the end of September and lasts till the end of March.
Having excellent curing powers, the clime is characterized by a low atmospheric pressure, with very clean air, without any dust and other chemical or allergic particles, and rich in ozone. Sinaia is famous for its mineral water springs rich in sulfur, bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium, and many other minerals that bring benefits to our health.
Also called 'The Pearl of the Carpathians', Sinaia gives its tourists excellent conditions in the treatment of neurasthenia, digestion diseases, liver malfunctions, endocrine perturbations, breathing problems, and numerous other issues.
It offers housing at very modern hotels viz., Alpine, Palace, Sinaia, Montana, Paltinis, Cota 1400, etc., and comfortable houses, private houses, and cabins are also available. For those who like winter sports, Sinaia is the solution. Bobsleds which is 1.5 km length path, skis and sleds are just a few examples of what you can find here.
The monks that live there are mostly kind older men that still wear traditional clothing. These monks are always happy to show you the monastery and respond to any questions you may have. They speak not only Romanian but German as well.
Another good place to visit is the Peles Palace; which is one of the best maintained royal palaces in Europe. It was used as a summer residence for the first Hohennzollern king of Romania ― Carol the first. Built in second half of XIX century, it was constructed to imitate the building styles of the king's home country.
It is rich in sculptures and wood carvings with highly carved stairways and even a hallway made out of mirrors. There are tours of the Palace that are in English.
A little farther down the road you will find a palace built by dictator Ceausescu. It was built in the Spanish style for outdoing the two previous palaces. A guide is not available at this palace but you have to climb up a path that has starting place right at the palace, you will get a spectacular view of the palace and the valley surrounding it.