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  •   Seaside (Litoral) - Natural Environment:

      The county of Constanta is part of the old province of Dobrogea, situated on the western shore of Pontus Euxinus (The Black Sea) and in the southeastern part of Romania. Its surface measures 7055kmp (almost 3% of the country's total area), which ranks it 8th among other counties.

      There is a vast plateau, of low altitude which dominates the region of Dobrogea; lakes, estuaries and lagoons are also typical for the area.

      It benefits a temperate-continental with an annual average temperature between 10 and 11 degrees C.

      Seaside (Litoral) - Brief History:

      Dobruja, a territory bathed by the Danube to the NW and by the Black Sea to the west, offers the chance of a unique leap back in time. The region is crammed with testimonies of a 6000 years old history.

      Constanta, the main city of the region, is a romantic city, dominated by Turk and Eastern architecture, with well preserved antique ruins. The Greeks and the merchants who came form Millet and Middle Asia established the city 2000 years ago. The city was named Tomis in the beginning of the 1st century A.D. and in the 4th century A.D, the Romans changed it to Constantinia.

      The Latin poet Ovid, who spent his last years here, exiled by Caesar, wrote "Tristia" or "Epistulae ex Ponto", which tell of the life and customs of the people living here. The Greek and Roman archeological vestiges are still intact, including Tomis spas or fragments of Roman mosaic.

       The strategic position helped the city become an important port since its early beginning and a modern, highly developed one, which operates an intense international marine traffic.

      Seaside (Litoral) - Folklore, Culture, Architecture:


      The Romanian seaside invites you to spend your summer holidays here with the warm weather, fine beaches, the sea, the sun, the cooling breeze and miraculous cures in the spas. If you choose our seaside for your holiday destination, you should not miss the unique experience offered by the traditional cuisine.

      Dobruja offers unforgettable specialties. Pork, mutton and chicken are used for preparing light foods with rice, vegetables and pasta side dishes. The restaurants offer the delicious "Dobrujan salad", made of season vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, hot peppers and onion, with boiled eggs, grated cheese and chopped parsley. In Dobruja we also have two other specialties: eggplant salad and the delicious Dobrujan cheese pie.

      As for fish dishes, the specialties are: fresh water fish or sturgeon soup; marinated fish; pickled carp, stuffed carp (with wels, pike, rice, parsley, dill, salt, pepper) roasted in the oven; grilled wels; seafood cocktail, oysters, shark, caviar.


      Fine wines must accompany all these fine dishes. The Romanian seaside is oriented eastwards, so it offers a favourable environment to vine culture. Dobruja is famous for its vast vineyard (more than 25000ha and wine-producing centers from Murfatlar, Medgidia, Ovidiu, Niculitel, Istria-Babadag, Ostrov.

       Only 24km from Constanta is the famous vineyard of Murfatlar, where white and black wines can be tasted; most of them are sweet and fruity. The Murfatlar wine is served both with main dishes and desert. You can choose among the following wines: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat Otonel, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Ovid's Teardrop, Merlot.

      Seaside (Litoral) - Entertainment:

      The museums in Constanta are representative for local culture and history.

    • The History and Archeology Museum offers the historical image of Romania and Dobruja since the Paleolithic era up to nowadays. The most important vestiges are: the Glykon Serpent (2nd century A.D), The Thinker and His Wife (Hamangia culture), The Goddess of Luck, Pontos God (2nd-3rd century A.D.) etc. The Pontica Symposium is held here annually.
    • The Roman Edifice of Mosaic (4th-5th century A.D) is 700 cubic meters large; it is a part of the original mosaic which in Roman time, covered the 2000 cubic meters of imperial hallway. The Upstairs terrace includes a very large hall that still preserves part of its original main wall, some of the side walls and the floor made of multicoloured mosaic.
    • St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral ( 1885 ), a remarkable religious monument through its grace and style.
    • The Great Mosque, built in 1910 in the Egyptian-Byzantine style, with a 50m tall minaret. It shelters the carpet brought from Ada-Kaleh as donation form sultan Abdulah Hamil.
    • The Naval History Museum contains miniature ships and ancient maps. The local crafts focus on wood processing and fabric.
    • The Art Museum;
    • Popular Art Museum;
    • The Hunchiar Mosque;
    • "Ion Jalea" Museum;
    • Roman Baths
    • Ancient District
    • Genovese Lighthouse
    • The wall of the ancient Tomis Castle;
    • Natural Sciences Center;
    • Ovid Theatre;
    • "Oleg Danovsky" Ballet Theatre.



    • Monastery and Cave "St. Andrew The Apostle ", 82km South-West of Constanta. This is the place where St. Apostle Andrew brought Christianity on Romanian ground for the first time. Theological and historical sources state the Apostle came to Dobruja at the beginning of the year 60 A.D. and rested with his disciples in this cave that lied in the middle of a forest near the town Ion Corvin.
    • Dervent Monastery is in the village of Galita, the Ostrov commune, 96km from Constanta. It was here that his 4 disciples met a tragic death. After they died, four crosses mysteriously appeared on their graves, of which only two of them exist today.
    • Cocosu Monastery, 7km from Niculitel, is the oldest monastery in Dobruja. The painting, dated 1916, is the work of the Italian painter Francisco de Biasse. Since 1971, the monastery also provides shelter for the remains of the Christian martyrs of Niculitel: Zotic, Attal, Camasis and Filip.


    • Histria, the first Greek colony from the Pontus Euxinus, is the oldest settlement in the country. The Greeks in Miletus established it in the 7th century B.C.; the colony expanded and reached prosperity during Roman time. It presents vestiges of the ancient castle: the defense wall, spas, paved streets, houses and workshops, basilicas and shops from the 4th - 7th centuries B.C.;
    • The Triumph Tropeum Traiani Monument from Adamclisi, 62km from Constanta, was built by an order of Emperor Traian, in order to commemorate his victory over the Dacians, after the Adamclisi battle. This is the most important monument built in the Roman provinces. Fragments of the original monument can be admired at the Tropeum Traiani Museum.
    • Roman castles: Capidava, Arrubium, Oviodunum, Aegyssus;
    • Getic castles: Albesti;
    • Neolithic sites: Axiopolis, Limanu.


      The Romanian seaside (245km) invites you to spend your holidays here, where you can visit: the Delta, its arms and the north lagoons (163km), the beaches, gulfs and capes.   The low saline level of the sea (16g/l) favours the practice of water sports in optimum conditions; the low sea level at the shore (1-1,5m) and the absence of any dangerous marine animal allows bathing and ensures security during hot summer days.
      If you love sport, you can choose from water ski, surf, ski-jet, water-bicycle, boat rides, fishing, tennis, beach volleyball, bowling, mini-golf. The night life offers a variety of places where to dance and party with your friends.
      Constanta is one of the oldest cities in Romania, but the most important from the Black Sea Coast.

      MAMAIA, the closest resort to the sea lies between a magnificent 7km-long beach, with fine sand, and Lake Siutghiol. The cruises on this lake are special, as they offer you the chance to visit Ovid's Island, the place of exile for the great Latin poet.

    • A tour of the seaside or of the Danube Delta by helicopter, or live the underwater experience in Jupiter, Olimp and Mangalia - which offer the possibility of becoming familiar to the wilding living in the Black Sea or fly by glider in Jupiter and Costinesti
    • the Delphinarium, the Aquarium and the Planetarium from Constanta
    • The Horseback Riding Center from Mangalia.


      For over a century, the spas of the Romanian seaside have offered numerous treatments in a special, relaxing environment. The sapropelic mud of Techirghiol Lake, the sea water whose salinity is favourable to the human body (16g/l) and whose temperature is of 21-23 degrees C in the summer, the mesothermal sulfurous waters, the marine bio-climate which is very rich in aerosols and the sun are the trumps of the recommended treatments.

      Besides the treatments mentioned above, highly recommended are the Romanian traditional ones: Gerovital, Aslavital, Pell-Amar and Alflutop. The therapy the specialists use improves the status of the aged body and revitalizes it. You may follow any of these treatments in resorts like: Eforie Nord, Eforie Sud, Neptun, Mangalia and Techirghiol.

      The therapeutic indications are: disorders of the locomotor system, degenerative rheumatism, either chronic or inflammatory during its period of inactivity; post-traumatic shock; central and peripheral neurological disorders; disorders of the respiratory system; dermatological disorders; disorders and irregularities of the peripheral circulation; gynecological disorders; endocrine and metabolic disorders; chronic bronchitis; rhynitis and sinusitis.


    • the Navy Day - August 15th, in Constanta and Mangalia;
    • the Sea Days - August 13th-15th, in Constanta, Neptun, Costinesti and Mangalia;
    • the Callatis Festival- July-August, in Mangalia;
    • the Jazz Festival - July-August, in Costinesti;
    • the Young Actor Gala - July-August, in Costinesti;
    • the Film Festival for Young Movie Producers - July-August, in Costinesti;
    • the Mamaia Music Festival - August, in Mamaia;
    • the International Opera and Ballet Festival - September - November, in Constanta;
    • the National Festival of Cabaret Theatres - November, Constanta;
    • the Tomis Yacht - August, in Constanta; Showroom of leisure, sport and fishing boats
    • Auto-Show - July, in Mamaia; car show;

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