Vama Veche developed a reputation as a bohemian paradise for hippies, artists and non-conformists, generally known as “vamaioți”.
Until the end of the 1990s, Vama Veche was known as a small fishermen village with a beach little visited by the tourists, except for the nudists. Because of this, the resort developed a reputation as a bohemian paradise for hippies, artists and non-conformists, generally known as “vamaioți”. In the last years, especially due to the music promoted by a band with the same name, the resort saw a significant growth of the number of tourists and many new hotels, restaurants and bars were built in the area. However, during the summer, people still come here to settle their tents and lay on the beach by day and dance in the open air at night, as Vama Veche’s nightlife is without equal on the coast.
Annual events include a rock music festival, Stufstock, which attracts mainly rockers, metalheads, punkers and goths. The festival is part of the Save Vama Veche campaign, whose purpose is to combat the mass tourism in the area and to promote the initial charm of the village. If “mainstream” is not the word which best describes you, in Vama Veche you’ll feel like home!