Danube Delta – Autumn- Part Two

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In the first part, we took a boat ride to the Delta waterways and found the best restaurants. Local legends have raised your interest in this area, and surely you now want to dig the treasure of Ghiorghios Kontoguris, or you want to get to the tree that fulfills a wish.

You probably wonder what else you can do here. I suggest that you play a little, with time, stop the present and translate into the past. Let yourself be conquered by ruins and imagine your life, as it was, long ago in the fortresses of Enisala and Halmyris. Visit the Fishery Village Museum in Tulcea, and discover the traditional life of the fishing village.

 

I’ll leave you below the map with my route so that you can organize your most beautiful trip. Make a quick route, and join the targets as you like. I just leave you an idea:

 

Now that you have a vision, we can start our journey.

 

Traditional Fishing Village in Tulcea

The Danube Delta is characterized by an ancient tradition of fishing, which is the main occupation of most of the inhabitants. It is desirable to preserve the material and immaterial elements that build the identity of local fishing communities. That’s how this museum appeared, co-financed the 2007-2013 Fisheries Operational Program. You will find workshops, handicraft workshops, cherhanals, mosquitoes, windmills and other constructions representative of the Danube Delta localities, arranged on 3 main alleys, trying to reconstruct the Danube’s arms.

Find more information on the official website.

 

Timetable:

  • From 1 October to 31 March: Wednesday – Monday: 10.00 – 18.00.
  • During the period April 1 – September 30: Wednesday – Monday: 10.00 – 20.00,
  • Closed Tuesday (administrative program)

 

Halmyris Fortress:

Archaeological excavations began in 1981 and continue to this day. Near the fortress they discovered a village of sailors, certified by an inscription (unique in the Roman Empire), which mentions the village of the Marines, belonging to the Classis Flavia Moesica Danube Fleet. You must know that, in the crypt of the basilica in the fortress, the relics of the oldest Christian martyrs attested in Dobrogea, Epictet and Asion were discovered. The fortress continued to function until the beginning of the 7th century AD. It seems, however, that people preferred this place before. A getic necropolis was identified and researched near the Roman fortress.

Timetable:

  • Tuesday-Sunday: 8: 00-16: 00
  • Monday              : closed

Tickets:

  • Adults: 4 lei
  • Children / students / pensioners: 2 lei

Find more information here.

 

 

Lake Razim

The Razim Lake or Razelm (in antiquity Halmyris, in the Middle Ages Iancina) is actually a lagoon that formed on the Black Sea coast, by the coastline of the ancient bay. It is the largest lake in Romania. You will find here an oasis of peace and relaxation, a place where you can put your thoughts in order.

Enisala Medieval Fortress

On a limestone hill, between the lakes of Razim and Babadag, proud Enisala Citadel, rise. The fortress was built in the second half of the century. XIV, for military purposes. The walls and bastions are preserved at some points on a height of 5-10 m. During the reign of Mircea the Old, it was integrated into the defensive system of the Romanian Country. As the Turkish troops moved to the north of the DGurile Dunarii, and occupied the territory, the fortress was abandoned.

Timetable:

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00
  • Monday                : closed

Tickets:

  • Adults                                                        : 6 lei
  • Preschool / student / students / pensioners: 3 lei

For more details click here!

 

 

In my walk I noticed two accommodation units. Groomed and large gardens, luxury boats, playgrounds for children and pontoons over flowing waters, among dense reeds have caught my attention.

 

Puflene

In Murighiol, you will find a special accommodation. Whether you choose the classical hotel rooms, or a bungalow, you will definitely spend a wonderful time here with the family. It’s a good place for both adults and children. I found on their site the statement that best describes this paradise: “In a fairy tale scenery spread over an area of over 10 hectares, Puflene Resort in Murighiol is the new standard of hospitality in the Danube Delta.” As I said in the first part, I visited the delta in the off-season, and unfortunately this resort was closed, but they let us visit the park. Here’s how I had fun:

 

New Egreta Hotel

This extremely luxurious hotel is located in Lower Dunavat, an old fishing village. The settlement dates back to ancient times, and its name comes from the Slavic – Dunavet name (Little Danube). Set in a forgotten area, the hotel will pleasantly surprise any traveler. Luxury and good taste blend perfectly here. You will feel pampered, and you will forget your worries.

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