Constanta is the oldest extant city in Romania, founded around 600 BC. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanța County and the largest city in the region. It is also a beautiful touristic city during summer. It is Romania's largest seaport and a great city to begin to explore the wonders of the sea.
One of the largest cities in Romania, Constanța is an important cultural and economic center, worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and the atmosphere of the old town center. Its historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand Casino, museums and shops, and proximity to beach resorts make it the focal point of Black Sea coast tourism. Open-air restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets offer a wide variety of entertainment. Regional attractions include traditional villages, vineyards, ancient monuments and the Danube Delta, the best preserved delta in Europe.
Things to See & Do
* Old Casino and the surrounding promenade
* The Roman Mosaics (Edificul Roman cu Mozaic)
* Statue of Ovid
* The Archaeological Park
* Bath in the Black Sea
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Romanian leu (RON)
Language – Romanian
Land Area – 124.89 km²
Population – 320,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 40
Port Location – The Constanta Cruise port is located at the Passenger Pier, approximately ½ mile from the town.
Travel Links - There are daily buses that connect Constanta with the rest of the country. There is a bus to Bucharest leaving every 45 minutes from the Railway Station (also called Autogara) that takes up to 3,5 hours and is less expensive than the train and faster than the trains (see section below). There are also several daily buses leaving from Constanta to Istanbul from the Railway Station.
Constanta's train station has connections with the rest of the country. The Intercity is usually recommended.
Constanta has an international airport called Mihail Kogalniceanu Intl. Airport which is about 20 km north-west of the city. Ryanair flies to Constanta from Pisa 3 times a week and Milano 2 times a week. Carpatair offers flights to many European destinations from Constanta through Timisoara.