Experience What Makes Life Worth Living
Situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea, 185 miles from the Bosphorus Strait. An ancient metropolis and Romania's largest sea port, Constanta traces its history some 2,500 years. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece.
In summer it's also the gateway to the country's seaside resorts. Accommodation here is cheaper than in Mamaia and maxi taxis cover the journey in about 15 minutes, so it may be worthwhile to consider basing yourself here even if you’re only coming for Mamaia’s beaches and clubs.
The city is working hard to scrub up the long-neglected area around the port, and there are some very good museums and a pretty portside walk. The restaurants are the best in this part of the country.