Situated on the western shores of the Black Sea with borders to Hungary, Serbia, Moldova, the Ukraine and Bulgaria, Romania is noted for its outstanding natural beauty, biodiversity, cultural heritage and, of course, any number of fangtastical vampire legends surrounding Count Dracula and Transylvania.
From scenic mountainscapes, fairytale medieval castles and unspoilt rural idylls to tiny villages, historical cities and the bustling capital, Bucharest, Romania is a holiday-makers dream. Discover vineyards, lakes, lagoons, golden beaches, archaeological remains: the list is almost endless.
As Romania’s key seaport, the town of Constanta is not only a major tourist centre, but also makes a great starting point from which to explore the adjoining Dobruja region.
For a few hours of seaside fun, head a little way south to the curiously named resorts of Neptun, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn or stay closer and seek out Eforie beach and the highly saline Lake Techirghiol, called the “Striped Lake” after the rows of salt that form on the surface during high winds.
To the north of Constanta lies Tulcea and the amazing Danube Delta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for its saline-marine ecosystems, huge array of bird life and striking natural beauty.