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The Dervent Monastery is situated 133 km from Constanta, Galita Village, Ostrov Commune. The year when the first monastic establishment was built here is not known but the historical documents first tell about Dervent in the 9th century. The documents say that it was founded by local monks, from the Tomis and Durostorum Eparchy
However, the settlement known as the Dervent Monastery is a foundation of the monarch Elefterie Mihai (1929-1936) and was built on the site of a Christian cemetery. The church, with a cross shape, was built according to the architectural plans of N. Savulescu from Calarasi, and than painted during the ’70-’80.