Hidden away in the heart of Danube
Letea Forest is the oldest natural reservation in Romania. Established in 1938 and located between the Sulina and Chilia branches of Danube in the Danube Delta, it covers an area of approximately 2,825 ha (6,980 acres).
This forest was the initial foundation of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. It was internationally recognized as a Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme in 1992.
With wild horses, vines, 700 year old oak trees and sand dunes, Letea is the northern most subtropical forest in the world. Hidden away from the eyes and paths of most tourists, the forest has numerous secrets which it carefully guards.