The Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is the second largest and best preserved European deltas. In 1991, the Danube Delta entered the Unesco World Patrimony, being classified as Romania’s national biosphere reservation and a national park within the international taxonomy of the International Union for Nature Preservation.
In the Danube Delta there are over 320 species of very interesting and rarely seen birds, such as pelicans, aigrettes and cormorants, 133 species of fish, over 2400 species of insects and approximately 1830 species of trees. All these make the Danube Delta a special place worth preserving and visiting.
In the Danube Delta, all localities are small and picturesque, and full of charm. In time, some of them have developed a lot, and today they have become real tourist attraction points. When you first come to the Danube Delta, it is good to do a mix of activities and enjoy a boat ride, fish borsch, the sun rise and sun set or admire the multitude of birds and plants.
What can be visited in the Danube Delta
Tulcea is the most important city in Dobrogea and the first entry gate to the Danube Delta. In Tulcea, we recommend you to visit the Azizie Mosque, the Danube Delta Natural Sciences Museum, where there is an acquarium and the Folk Art Museum.
Letea Forest or the Delta Jungle is a protected area belonging to Unesco Patrimony, a place bringing together sand dunes, luxuriant vegetation, exotic plants and salty lakes. To be able to admire them all, you need a boat as well as a carriage, from where to discover at amost at a pace rate the traditional village where time seems to have stopped.
Jurilovca is located at 55 km from Tulcea, on the shore of Razim Lake, the starting point to the wonderful beach Gura Portitei. Jurilovca was set up by the Lipovans at the beginning of the 18th century. It is one of the lacalities to have known the biggest development, being currently the biggest fishermen community, fish collection and processing centre, as well as a tourist attraction point. Jurilovca stands out with its Russian Lipovan specific houses with their facades coloured in white and blue, reed rooftops and traditional bath, separate from the main house.
Sulina is the place where the Danube flows into the sea and it was the city of pirates, sailors and adventurers. We recommend you a stroll in Sulina, on the sea front of the city turned into a promenade, where you can admire the three light houses, the Delta Cathedral, the Greek Church under the patron saint Saint Nicholas and hosting the icon of Virgin Mary with a covered face – a unique icon in Europe, and also a boat ride in Musura Gulf.
Mila 23 is a tipical fishing village located in the middle of the Danube Delta and represents the starting point to the most beautiful tourist routes crossing the Danube Delta. Acces to Mila 23 village can be done only by boat, being located at 54 kilometres from Tulcea. Mila 23 village preserves the charm and picturesque of the old villages being loaded with tradition and offering the tourists unforgetable moments due to te numerous species of birds in the area: pelicans, cormorants, aigrettes etc.