The Danube Delta is a unique place not only in Romania but also in all over Europe. Here you will find 98% of Europe’s aquatic fauna, more exactly over 3400 species, many of them unique in the world. The flora of the delta, comprising 955 species and 64 subspecies, represents 1/3 of the total number of species known in Romania’s flora.
Also, you will be surprised by the multitude of pelicans in this area. Is important to know that the colony of pelicans in the Rosca-Buhaiova area is the largest in Europe.
The Danube Delta is a unique experience for nature lovers. You will hardly forget the days spent here, the fishing huts, the stories you will find and the fish soup you can meet only here.
In the Delta it is possible to fish all the year, except for the spawning period beginning on 1 April lasting 60 days. It is forbidden to access natural reserves when the nesting period starts in mid-June.
Some of the most important tourist attractions in the Danube Delta are: Maliuc (with recreational facilities), fishermen’s settlements: Pardina, Chilia Veche (recreational base).
For the Danube Delta you will find many accommodation offers, both for small groups of 5-7 persons and also for larger groups (18-36 persons). In general, the main services you need will be accommodation and meals, traditional dishes, excursions to the Danube Delta with small boats or other services specific to the place.
Excursions in the Delta are made with open, safe, stable boats, adapted to the number of people in the group, accompanied by guides who are crew members on ships.
Here are some examples of services that you can benefit from in the Delta:
- motor boats and related equipment
- specialized tourist assistance and skilled fishermen
- observation of wild birds
- fishing utensils such as spinning rods and fishing rods
- accommodation on floating hotels rated 4 stars
- traditional Danube Delta food, but also a picnic on the waterfront
Excursions in the Danube Delta are generally organized for 3-7 nights and include various trails. For example, you can choose to visit the city of Sulina and the Letea forest, then you can eat aboard the cruise ship as you sail on the Danube, and then you can ride the boats to see the nature of the Delta.
When to visit Danube Delta
A trip made here in the spring gives you a unique picture of the Danube Delta. It is the only time of year when you can see the birds that have been wintering here and those who came for nesting together.
Also during this period the birds are ready for the mating season which means that the males will have a very rich and colorful plumage. You will also encounter a real catch fish show given by hungry pelicans. All these wonders are in tune with the explosion of nature.
In addition, only during this period, you will have the opportunity to attend the resurrection celebration at the Lipova Church, discovering the traditions of this area. On Easter Sunday you can visit St. Athanasius’ monastery at Stipoc and you can take part in the morning celebration.
The Danube Delta entered UNESCO World Heritage in 1991, being classified as a biosphere reserve nationwide in Romania and as a national park in the IUCN international taxonomy.
At the Black Sea, the Danube is divided into three main branches, thus forming the Danube Delta: Arm Chilia, Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe.
Tourist attractions in the Danube Delta:
- The Orthodox Church „Buna Vestire” in Tulcea,
- The Roman Monastery and Halmyris Castle at Murighiol.
- Azizyie Mosque in Tulcea,
- The Greek-indigenous settlement in Salcioara village (archaeological site).
- Argamum Fortress
- Histria, a Greek fortress (ruins) located on the administrative territory of the Istria commune, in the county of Constanta;
- The archaeological site of Vishina.
- Macin Mountains
- Black Sea
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