Constanta Travel Guide, Romania
Constanta Travel Guide – The City of Constanta
The main goal of this Travel Guide is to present any of you interested in spending a dreamful holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, Constanta, which is located in the eastern part of the country, in Dobrogea region, at the Black Sea, 408 miles from Timisoara and 137 miles from Bucharest.
Constanta was founded 2600 years ago by the Greeks as a port on the Black Sea coast for trading, under the name of Tomis. The city’s legends say that Jason landed here with the Argonauts as soon as he had found the Golden Fleece.
The city’s name was later changed after Constantiana, the beloved sister of Constantine the Great. It has been flourishing during the centuries and it is now one of the most important cultural and economic centers in Romania as well as the largest sea port in Romania and the fourth largest port in Europe as well. Its two satellite ports at Midia and Mangalia are also part of the Romanian maritime port system.
Constanta Travel Guide – The City at the Black Sea
The forth largest city in Romania, with a population of around 302,170 inhabitants, Constanta is an old city which is worth to be explored for its archaeological treasures and its marvelous historical monuments. A quite stroll along the narrow streets of the old city which still preserves its past charm is very relaxing. Once you have arrived on the promenade by the sea, while admiring the impressive building of the grand Casino, the sea breeze can be easily felt. Or a safe drive along its wide new boulevards towards the resort of Mamaia or other sea resorts lying nearby can also make your day either. The public transport system can also be used to get to different sites or to Mamaia resort as well. It provides a large number of buses, trolleybuses, trams and mini-taxis. Yellow painted taxi cabs are also available.
Constanta offers great opportunities for swimming and sunbathing as there is a large beach, Modern Beach, not far away from the city center, which is quite preferred by both locals and tourists for its very clean white sand and shallow water so it is recommendable for families with kids. It lies not far from the marina so you can get there from the promenade as well. Restaurants and pubs are located nearby so as to serve you the most delicious seafood dishes and cold refreshing drinks as well.
A lot of interesting trips along the region can be arranged from the city. A day trip to the ruins of the ancient Greek fortress of Histria is very common. Longer trips to the Danube Delta are easy to plan either.
Constanta is also the main point for leading to the Black Sea’s summer resorts, such as Mamaia, Saturn, Olimp, Venus, and many other beautiful sites by the sea shore.
Constanta Travel Guide – Climate
Because of its location at the Black Sea, Constanta enjoys a moderate continental climate with Mediterranean influences. The year is climatically divided into four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and dry, with warm nights, and an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, higher in July. The season lasts from late May to the middle of September, when it is the best time for spending some time in one of the spa resorts around Constanta.
Winter offers various conditions such as windy weather and slow snowfalls. The average temperatures are above 0 degrees Celsius, which make winters much milder than in other cities. Winter storms are sometimes treacherous, with huge waves of the sea. Springs and autumns are relatively chilly.
Having read this Constanta Travel Guide, any of you could easily realize that the beautiful city of Constanta is not only the entry point to the Black Sea, but also a perfect holiday destination for those interested in its Roman vestiges and splendid architectural buildings, mosques and churches, as Muslims meet Orthodox Christians,
a city of interethnic cultures and beliefs, and let not omit its great opportunities for fun and entertainment, as well as its modern beaches during the season.
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