Constanta, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, has been reigning over the littoral, Romania's celebrated "riviera", for over 2,500 years. Known as Tomis to the Greeks but named Constanta by the Romans, it has beaches that face east and are warmed by the sun's rays all day long. Sights include the excellent Archaeological Museum and the Treasury and with a gigantic 3rd century Roman Mosaic. You can also walk along the Black Sea waterfront promenade from the Edwardian casino to the Genoese Lighthouse.Thanks to the proximity of the sea, the littoral's lakes are endowed with a high concentration of therapeutic minerals. The mud baths of Lake Tekirghiol are particularly renowned.
Like the rest of Romania, little is known of Constanta from the departure of the Romans until the late Middle Ages, when it became an important way station for Genoese traders. But true, long-lasting prosperity did not arrive until the late 19th and 20th centuries. From here it is possible to explore the Danube Delta and Histria, considered the oldest urban settlement on Romanian territory dating from 630BC. You can also visit Bucharest.
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