Situated in the south-east of Romania, Dobrudja covers an area of 200 km from north (the border with the Ukraine) to south (the border with Bulgaria), and almost 160 km from west (the Danube) to east (the Black Sea).
The towns of Tulcea and Constanza give the name of the two administrative regions/counties of Dobrudja.
Dobrudja is defined by three main characteristics:
- it is the place where you encounter some of the oldest mountains on the Earth (Macin Mountains, included in the Hercinic chain, 400 million years old) and also the youngest territory in Europe (the Danube Delta);
- it is an insular land, almost completely surrounded by waters (the Danube river in the west and north, the Danube-Black Sea Canal in the east);
- it is a historical, artistic and natural mosaic with very strong landmarks: Neolithic traces, Getic and Dacian vestiges, and ruins of Greek, Roman and Genoese strongholds, Ottoman vestiges, perfectly intermingling with the culture of the place.
The main attraction of Dobrudja is the Black Sea Coast, with its fine sands, mild climate, few rains, mild winters and winds.
Over 300 sunny hours per month, all summer long, cool marine, large beeches, moderately salty seawater are good arguments for your vacation.
The Danube Delta, the third wet zone of the Earth (after the deltas of the Amazon and of the Nile) is formed by channels, banks, gulfs, marine and river natural dunes that continuously change the geography of the Natural Reserve. The three main branches - Chilia, Sulina, and Sfantu Gheorghe/Saint George - enclose the largest natural reserve in Romania (approximately 50,000 hectares). The reserve protects more than 3,400 animal species (of which 300 bird species and almost 150 fish species, unique in Europe and all over the world).
The ionized air, the unpolluted climate, the fine sands and the hospitality of the people are good reasons to come here over and over again.
Source: Romanian Travel Guide / Publirom