The world's very first vampire crush and Romania's most enduring celebrity, Dracula has a tremendous amount of charisma for someone who never technically existed. People travel from all over the world to go on vampire-inspired tours of the Carpathian mountains, Romanian villages and the castle (pictured) where the real-life inspiration for Dracula once lived.
The Ottoman/Venetian Castle of Methoni in Methoni, Greece. The Bourtzi, was first built by the Venetians around 1500 and completed by the Ottoman Turks in 16th century. Stone causeway leads out to small octagonal Bourtzi tower; where many soldiers and inhabitants slaughtered when Turks occupied fort 1500.
Palace Swallow’s Nest; The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet (40 meters) above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence now houses an Italian restaurant.