After rising in Germany’s Black Forest, the River Danube travels 1,788 miles to form Europe’s second largest and best preserved delta on Romania’s Black Sea coast. The Danube Delta covers 2,200 square miles with rivers, canals, marshes, lakes and reed islands. Understandably it is a wildlife paradise. The Black Sea Coast is lined with modern resorts, making it ideal for holiday rentals in Romania. Sports, nightlife, historic attractions, castles and vineyards make this a great location for a holiday from spring to autumn.
The Danube Delta is best explored from the waterways, on a river cruise or boat excursion from Tulcea, It is the perfect breeding ground for hundred of species of birds, often migrating from as far away as China and Africa. See White Pelicans, Arctic Geese, Eagles and Glossy Ibis. As well as being very scenic, the Danube Delta is perfect for wildlife spotting and bird watching. Those eager to dine out and enjoy a lively nightlife will find all this and more along the resorts of the Black Sea. Sandy beaches offer sunbathing and all types of watersports, from skiing and waterskiing to snorkeling and diving. Paragliding can also be an exhilarating ride high above the water. The area is very scenic for hiking, cycling or touring by car.
The main resort on Romania’s Black Sea Coast is Mamaia with a 7km (4.5 mile) long sandy beach. From here, visitors can explore the typical villages such as Crisan, further inland from their holiday rental on the Danube Delta and Black Sea Coast. The ruins of the ancient Greek fortress at Histria make an interesting day of culture. Constanta has a series of beach resorts which run for 50km (31 miles) up to the Bulgarian border. Sulina has a thousand years of seafaring history and its bustling port has some interesting and historic attractions. Murighiol is a traditional fishing village and is the site of the ruined Roman city of Halmyris, one of Romania’s most important historical sites. Around the Danube Delta, Lake Rosca is a protected wildlife reserve between Chilea Veche and Periprava.
The Danube Delta and Black Sea Coast has hot sunny summers and cold snowy winters. Average temperatures in July and August are 27°C (81°F) and in the winter daytime highs are just above freezing. The region has most of its moderate rainfall between November and May each year.
The main airport serving holiday rentals in the Danube Delta and Black Sea Coast is Bucharest (OTP) Henri Coanda Airport 16km (10 miles) north of the city. An Express bus service whisks visitors into the city, although taxis, minibuses and hire cars are also available. The flight to Bucharest from London takes 3 hours 20 minutes.