Constanta Casino

Fast Facts

Location: Eastern Romania (County: Constanta)
Size: 22.4 sq. miles (58 sq. kilometers)
Elevation: 0 -190 ft. (0-60 meters)
Population: 295,000
Inhabited since: 700 BC
First documented: 300 BC (Tomis)

Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea,
185 miles north of Istanbul and Bosphorus Strait (Turkey) and 100 miles north of port of Varna (Bulgaria).
Romania's oldest continuously inhabited city and the country's largest sea port,
Constanta traces its history some 2,500 years. Originally called Tomis, legend has it that Constanta was visited by Jason and the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece.
Founded by Greek colonists from Miletos in the 6th century BC, Tomis was conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantiana by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, in honor of his sister. Constanta flourished during the 13th century, when Genoese merchants dominated the Black Sea but, the city began to decline two centuries later, when it fell under Turkish rule. During the Ottoman era its name was shortened to Constanta . Fine mansions and hotels were built at the end of the 19th century when King Carol I decided to revive Constanta as a port and seaside resort.
Constanta is today one of Romania's largest cities and an important cultural and economic centre, worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and the Old Town's architecture. Its historical monuments, ancient ruins, grand Casino, museums and shops, and proximity to beach resorts make it the focal point of Black Sea coast tourism. Open-air restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets offer a wide variety of entertainment.

Constanta is the largest Black Sea port (9,700 acres)
the fourth largest (size) in Europe, after Rotterdam, Antwerp and Marseille,
and the 16th busiest (merchandise volume/ thousand tonnes).

Sandy beaches of the Black Sea, old villages, wineries, ancient monuments and the Danube Delta are the best known attractions in or near Constanta.

Sights and Landmarks

Constanta is more than just the entry point to the Black Sea coast. It is a place with a long and interesting past, attested by its many outstanding Greek and Roman vestiges, historic buildings, and colorful facades that are found in the Old City Centre.

Ovid Square

Piata Ovidiu
Constanta's best known square (and meeting place) honors the first major Roman poet, Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Roman Emperor Augustus exiled Ovid to Tomis in year 8 AD.
Ovid's bronze stature, designed by Italian sculptor Ettore Ferrari in 1887 adorns the square named after him. An exact replica of the statue can be found in the town of Sulmona (Italy),
the birth pace of the poet.

The Roman Edifice

Edificiul Roman cu Mozaic
Address: Piata Ovidiu 12
(part of the National History & Archeology Museum)
Tue. - Sun.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Once a vast complex on three levels that linked Constanta upper town to the harbor, about a third of the original Roman edifice still stands. Built toward the end of the 4th century AD and developed over the centuries, the structure was the city's commercial centre until late 7th century. Archeological vestiges point to the existence of workshops, warehouses and shops in the area. Remains of the Roman public baths can still be seen nearby. Aqueducts brought water six miles to the town. The museum's highlights are perhaps the more than 9,000 sq ft of, well preserved, colorful mosaics.

The Genoese Lighthouse

Farul Genovez
Address: Str. Remus Opreanu
The Genoese lighthouse was built in 1860 by the Danubius and Black Sea Company to honor Genoese merchants who, in the 13th century, established in Constanta a flourishing sea trade community.

Constanța Casino

Cazinoul Constanta
Address: Blvd. Regina Elisabeta 2
Tel: (+4) 0241 617.416

During the 1914 visit to Romania of the Russian Imperial Family, Constanta Casino was host to a royal gala. Despite the intended arrangement, Grand Duchess Olga refused the proposed marriage to Prince Carol II of Romania and the Russians sailed away. The Grand Duchess and her family were later killed by the Bolsheviks.

Completed in 1910, according to the plans of architects Daniel Renard and Petre Antonescu, Constanta Casino is a stunning art nouveau structure, perched on a cliffside overlooking the Black Sea. The pedestrian area around the Casino is the city's most popular promenade. Once considered Romania's very own Monte Carlo, Constanța casino his currently undergoing major restoration works.

The House "with Lions"

Casa cu Lei
Address: Str. Nicolae Titulescu 9
Blending pre-Romantic and Genoese architectural styles, this late 19th century building features four columns adorned with imposing sculptured lions. During the 1930s, its elegant salons hosted the Constanta Masonic Lodge.

Constanta Archaeology Park

Parcul Arheologic Constanta
Address: Bd. Ferdinand Constanta Archaeology Park houses columns and fragments of 3rd and 4th century buildings and a 6th century tower.

St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral

Catedrala Sfintii Apostoli Petru si Pavel
Address: Strada Arhiepiscopiei 25
Tel: 0241 611.408
Constructed in Greco-Roman style between 1883 and 1885, the church was severely damaged during WWII and was restored in 1951. The interior murals display a neo-Byzantine style combined with Romanian elements best observed in the iconostasis and pews, chandeliers and candlesticks (bronze and brass alloy), all designed by Ion Mincu and completed in Paris.

The Great Mahmudiye Mosque

Moscheea Mare Mahmoud II
Address: Strada Arhiepiscopiei 5 (Ovidiu Square)
Completed in 1910, the mosque is the seat of the Mufti, the spiritual leader of the 55,000 Muslims (Turks and Tatars by origin) who live along the Black Sea coast in Dobrogea region (SE Romania). The building combines Byzantine and Romanian architectural elements. The centerpiece of the interior is a large Persian carpet, a gift from Sultan Abdul Hamid. Woven at the Hereche Handicraft Centre in Turkey, it is one of the largest carpets in Europe, weighing 1,080 pounds. The main attraction of the mosque is the 164-ft minaret (tower) which offers a stunning view of the old downtown and harbor. Five times a day, the muezzin climbs 140 steps to the top of the minaret to call the faithful to prayer.

The Hunchiar Mosque

Geamia Hunchiar
Address: Bulevardul Tomis 39
Completed in 1868, the mosque was constructed of sandstone taken from an Ottoman bridge which had been destroyed in 1828. Its architecture reflects Moorish style and the interior still preserves original Oriental ornaments.The Hunchiar Mosque was the first reinforced concrete building in Romania.

St. Mina Orthodox Church

Biserica Ortodoxa Sf. Mina
Address: Parcul Tabacarie
Built by master carpenters from the Maramures region in authentic Romanian style, this is the biggest wooden church in Romania, 85 ft long and 40 ft wide topped by a 140-ft tower.

St. Anthony Roman-Catholic Church

Biserica Romano-Catolica Sf. Anton
Address: Str. Titulescu 11
Dating from 1937, this church was built after architect Romano de Simon's plans. The structure is shaped like a Roman basilica, specific to the northern part of Italy. The buttress and geometrical motifs are reminiscent of the 13th century Romanic style.

Constanta Museums

Constanta Art Museum

Muzeul de Arta Constanta
Address: Blvd. Tomis 82 - 84
Tel: (+4) 0241 617.012
Wed. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(October - May: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Admission charge
Established in 1961, the Art Museum exhibits more than 7,500 Romanian contemporary art masterpieces - paintings, sculptures, ceramics, china, upholstery and furniture. A century of Romanian art is on display, ranging from the works of Theodor Aman and Nicolae Grigorescu to those of Ion Jalea and Corneliu Baba. Here, you will have the opportunity to view the Black Sea and Constanta through the eyes of the artists who portrayed them.

Constanța Folk Art Museum

Muzeul de Arta Populara Constanta
Address: Blvd. Tomis 32
Tel: (+4) 0241 616.133
Open: Mon. - Sun.:
June – September: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
October - May: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission charge
Some 16,000 items, from all ethnographic regions of Romania, are on display at Constanța Folk Art Museum. Folk costumes, jewelry, interiors of traditional peasant homes and household items illustrate the traditional way of life in various parts of the country. On the ground floor, a valuable collection of icons painted on glass dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. Folk arts and crafts are available at the museum gift shop.

Sculptor Ion Jalea Museum

Muzeul Ion Jalea
Address: Str. Arhiepiscopiei 26
Tel: (+4) 0241 618.602
Open: Wed. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission charge
227 works - in bronze, marble, stone and gypsum - by sculptor Ion Jalea, one of the forefathers of modern sculpture, are on display in this museum housed in an impressive Neo-Romanian style building.

National History & Archeology Museum

Muzeul de Istorie Nationala si Arheologie
Address: Piata Ovidiu 12
Tel: (+4) 0241 618.763
May 1 through September 30: Mon. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October 1 through April 30: Wed. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission charge
An impressive collection of artifacts from Greek, Roman, and Daco-Roman civilizations is on display illustrating the history of Dobrogea from the Stone Age to modern days. Greek and Roman objects can be found on the main floor. Two statues, one of the "Glykon - The Fantastic Snake," dating from the 3rd century BC, and the other of "Goddess Fortuna and Pontos," god of the Black Sea, are considered protectors of the city and port and are the highlights of the collection.

Museum of the Romanian Navy

Muzeul Marinei Romane
Address: Str. Traian 53
Tel: (+4) 0241 619.035
Open: Tue. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission charge
Organized chronologically in four sections, the museum features charts, moldings, ancient and modern boat models, navigation instruments, documents and photographs. Museum's most unique items include a dug-out canoe made from a single tree trunk, a navigation case from the 16th century, a mid-17th century celestial globe made in Venice and models of Greek triremes. The open-air exhibition, displays life-size anchors, propellers, engines, surface and anti-aircraft gun mounts. A wonderful panorama of the Constanta harbor can be seen from the terace of the museum.

Education / Entertainment / Sports

Constanta Aquarium

Acvariul Constanta
Address: Blvd. Elizabeta 2
Tel: (+4) 0241 611.277
Open: daily from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission charge
Opened in 1958, Constanta Aquarium is home to over 60 species of fish from the Black Sea, the Danube Delta and lakes Siutghiol, Tasaul, Corbu, Sinoe, Golovita and Razim, located just north of Constanta.
The most significant is the collection of sturgeons, one of the largest in the world.

Constanta Dolphinarium

Delfinariul Constanta
Address: Blvd. Mamaia 255
Tel: (+4) 0241 831.553
30-minute shows are offered at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
(during busy days additional shows are offered at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.)
Admission charge

Gravity Park

Parcul "Gravity" - Constanta
Address: Strada Soveja, a short walk east of the Dolphinarium
Romania's largest extreme sports park offers facilities and trails for rollerblading, skateboarding, BMX, MTB, speed climbing, bouldering, trial, dirt jump.
Free Admission.

Tours - Walking / Bus

Constanta - Sightseeing Bus Tours

Constanta hop on / off tour sightseeing bus tours are operated during the summer season on a fleet of double-decker buses.
Tickets can be obtained from the driver.

Fast Facts
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Frequency: every 25 minutes
Route distance: 9.5 miles
Number of stops: 17
Sights and major attractions include: downtown Constanta, Genoese Lighthouse, Ovidiu Square, The Vacation Village, Dolphinarium, Mamaia Casino.

Tickets: 10 lei / person (about $2.50), free for children (up to 5 years old)
Route and stops:
Constanta train Station (Gara Constanta) - City Hall / Archeology Park - Constanta Theater (Teatrul Constanta) -
Dolphinarium (Delfinariu) - Vacation Village (Sat de Vacanta) - Aqua Magic Park -
Mamaia Casino (Cazino Mamaia) - Caraiman Hotel (Mamaia Nord).
Return to Constanta train Station (Gara Constanta) will be on the same route.

Additional information:
Telephone: (+4) 0241 831.321

Attractions Near Constanta

Black Sea Towns

The Romanian Black Sea coast is home to several sea towns which are home to numerous resorts and spa hotels. The sandy sea bottom slopes gently away from the shore, there are no dangerous currents and the sea is almost tideless. In the summer, days are warm and long with an average of 11 hours of sunshine. A swath of gold-sand beaches stretches from Constanta to the Bulgarian border, and visitors will encounter resorts named after mythological gods and goddesses, such as Eforie, Jupiter, Neptun, Olimp, Saturn, Venus and Mangalia.


Where: 3 miles north of Constanta
Access: car, taxi, public transportation

A favorite weekend get-away for locals, Mamaia is one of the most sought-after resorts on the Black Sea coast. A narrow stretch of fine-sand beach between the Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol ("Lake of Milk" in Turkish), Mamaia boasts numerous hotels, a casino, sporting facilities (water sports, biking, tennis, beach games), and hip nightclubs and restaurants located within 100 feet of the sea. You can spend the mornings cooling down at the beach or at the Aqua Magic Park, located at the very entrance of the resort, and the afternoons taking in the view of the Black Sea by riding the Telegondola (Cable Car). Between Mamaia and Constanta, you can stroll through Satul de Vacanta amusement park, featuring rides, a bowling alley, an open-air bazaar and several restaurants. At times crowded, the park is a local come-together with a charm of its own. The Summer Theatre of Mamaia is the venue for the annual Romanian Pop Music Festival and various other shows.

Day Trips


Where: 25 miles south of Constanta
Access: car, bus, train

Built on the site where, 2,400 years ago, the ancient Greek city of Callatis stood. Mangalia is rich in archeological vestiges and medical spas that offer treatments kidney, liver and digestive system afflictions. The name Mangalia comes from the Byzantine word Pangalia, meaning "the most beautiful".

Major attractions in Mangalia include Callatis Archeological Museum, the ruins of the Callatis Fortress (7th century BC),
the Syrian Basilica and the 16th century Esmahan Sultan Mosque, the oldest mosque in Romania.

Histria Fortress (Cetatea Histria)

Where: 32 miles north of Constanta
Access: car, minibus (maxi-taxi) from Constanta
Tel: (+4) 0241 618.763
Open: June - September: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; October - May: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission charge (museum and site)

Constanta - Histria

Heading north from Constanta towards Tulcea, you'll pass through Istria. Four miles east of the village, on the shores of Lake Sinoe, is the ruined Greek-Roman city of Histria. Histria Fortress, the Pompeii of Romania, was the oldest Greek settlement in Romania. Founded in the 7th Century BC by Greeks from Miletos, the richest city in Ionia (Asia Minor), this trading post soon became the main Greek port on the Black Sea. The city thrived for fourteen centuries, prospering under Roman and Byzantine occupation until invading forces wiped it off the map in the 7th century AD.

The lost city features remains of Aphrodite's Temple, the Temple of Zeus, Roman baths and other public buildings from the Roman-Byzantine period. The nearby museum (Open: Tue. - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm; Closed Mon.) houses a collection of coins, ceramic items and other vestiges of the great civilizations that thrived on the Black Sea coast, or Pontus Euxin's, at it was called in ancient times.

Near Histria Fortress, you can visit one of the most beautiful lagoons in the country, Lake Sinoe, an extension of Lake Razim. The lake makes for an excellent bird watching site; 267 species have been recorded. The area is a stretch of marshy land and reedbeds between the freshwater Lake Nuntasi and the brackish lagoon of Lake Sinoe (the last one was open to the sea until 1960). Lake Razim is popular for bird-watching, especially in November when thousands of Red-Breasted Geese arrive from the Arctic.


Where: 58 miles north of Constanta
Access: car, minibus (maxi-taxi) from Constanta

A quaint fishing village, Jurilovca was established by the Lipovani fishermen in the 18th century.

At Capul Dolosman, to the east of Jurilovca, you can admire vestiges of a 6th century BC Greek colony, the oldest antique habitat on Romanian territory, mentioned for the first time by Hecateus from Millet (6th -5th centuries BC). "Capul Dolosman" is one of the strictly protected areas of the Delta Biosphere Reserve. This is popular spot for bird-watching, especially in November when thousands of Red-Breasted Geese arrive from the Arctic Circle. Nearby you can explore Lake Razim, once a bay on the Black Sea knows as the Gulf of Halmyris. A thin coastal strop of land encloses the lake from the open waters. In Jurilovca you can rent a boat to take you across to Gura Portitei (1 ½ hours away) on the shores of Lake Golovita.

Enisala Fortress

Enisala Fortress - Dobrogea Romania

Cetatea Enisala
Where: 62 miles north of Constanta
Address: village Enisala - comune Sarichioi
Access: car, minibus (maxi-taxi) from Constanta
Telephone: (+4) 0240 513.626

Initially named Heracleea, this former Roman, then Byzantine then Genoese fortress overlooks lakes Babadag and Razim.
Enisala was conquered by Sultan Mehmet I in 1417 (who renamed it "o Yeni Sale" - meaning new settlement); the fortress was abandoned in the 16th century.

Enisala Peasant Household Museum

Gospodaria Taraneasca Enisala
Address: DJ 223 A, Enisala
Open Mon. - Fri.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission charge
Traditional fisherman's household converted into a museum displays tools, crafts and colorful tapestries.
The area is one of the best in Europe for birdwatching; visitors are very likely to spot white-fronted and red-breasted geese, terns, waders, pelicans, herons and warblers.


Where: 58 miles north of Constanta
Access: car, bus, minibus (maxi-taxi) from Constanta

The town of Babadag, known during the Roman rule as Vicus Novium, was first documented in 1263. Between 1262 and 1264 some 12,000 Turks, led by Sara Saltuk Baba, settled around Babadag at the request of Byzantine emperor Michael III. Between 1677 and 1678, the residence of Pasha of Silistra was established here to better observe the troop movements of the Russians, with whom Turkey was at war.

The name of the town comes from Baba (meaning father in Arabic) and Dagh (meaning mountain). Legend has it that a few centuries ago, here lived a shepherd called Korun Baba. One day, while leading his flock, he met some Turkish monks who asked him of Sari Saltuk's tomb. The shepherd answered that he knows nothing of this tomb, but that he noticed that on the mountain's peak, his sheep avoid a place covered with stones. The monks started digging that place, and at sunset found the bones of the saint. Then the monks raised the mausoleum that can still be seen standing today. Upon the shepherd's death, the locals buried him close to the Muslim saint. Legend also has it that the very place where the shepherd rested, the earth split in two, in order to mark the tomb.

The Museum of Oriental Art in Babadag is worth paying a visit. Its collections feature wooden, ivory and mother-of-pearl artifacts, religious items, daggers, tea services, a splendid bridal gown sawn with gold thread, Turkish dolls, Siraz, Sirme , and Anatolia carpets, and Kashmir shawls said to have taken a quarter of century to make.

Other places of interest here include the Ali-Gazi-Pasha Mosque, the oldest in Romania (1522), and the nearby Kalaigi spring, in which the pilgrims from all over the Balkans come to bathe their feet. Visitors are also shown the ruined tomb of Ali-Gazi-Pasha, who long ago, was the terror of the region and possessed a harem of eight hundred captive women.
More info on Babadag

Danube Delta (UNESCO Heritage Site)

Where: 78 miles northwest of Constanta
Access: car, bus, train (with transfer in Medgidia)


Visit Tulcea, one of the oldest cities in Romania, and continue with an exploration of the Danube Delta, one of Europe's leading wildlife sanctuaries. The Delta is a 2,200-square-mile wildlife reserve designated by UNESCO as a 'Reservation of the Biosphere'. Its tree-fringed lakes, reed islands, marshes and oak forests are home to more than 3,400 animal species, along with over a thousand varieties of plant life. The Delta's waters teem with some 160 species of fresh- and salt-water fish. Bird-watchers will be especially enthralled here, with opportunities to spot more than 300 species of migratory and permanent birds including eagles, egrets, vultures, geese, cranes, ibises, cormorants, swans and pelicans.

Murfatlar Winery

Where: 15 miles west of Constanta
Access: car
Address: Strada Bucureşti 2, Murfatlar

More than 300 days of sunshine a year, long and warm autumns and cool winds from the Black Sea make this region ideal for the production of half-dry and dessert wines such as late harvest Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. At the Murfatlar Vineyard, you can enjoy traditional dishes from the Dobrogea region and sample some of the finest wines, such as the award-winning Lacrima lui Ovidiu, 3 Hectare Limited Edition, Sec de Murfatlar and Rai de Murfatlar, while taking in the picturesque landscape from the wine cellar's terrace. Complete the tour with a visit to the Vine and Wine Museum, located near Murfatlar Cellars. Ancient Greek and Roman amphorae and an impressive collection of wine presses, proof of Dobrogea's noble wine-making tradition, are on display.

Adamclisi “Tropaeum Traiani” Monument


42 miles east of Constanta
Access: car, bus
Open: Wed. - Sun.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; October - May: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission charge

Of great significance to the birth of the Romanian nation, the Roman complex of Tropaeun Traiani in Adamclisi was built in AD 109 by the well-known architect, Apollodor of Damascus, to celebrate the victory of Rome over Dacia. Similar to Trajan's Column in Rome, the monument features scenes of battle between the Roman and Dacian armies. The monument itself has been completely renovated and all the old elements forming the complex were moved inside a nearby museum for preservation.

Performing Arts

"Oleg Danovski" Opera and Ballet Theatre
Teatrul National de Opera si Balet "Oleg Danovski"
Address: Str. Mircea cel Batran 97 A
Tel.: (+4) 0241 481.460

Constanta National Theater
Teatrul de Stat Constanta
Address: Bd. Ferdinand 11
Tel.: (+4) 0241 488.612

Black Sea Philharmonic
Filarmonica Marea Neagra
Str. Mircea cel Batran 97 A
Tel: (+4) 0241 618.028


Elpis Puppet Theatre (Teatrul de Papusi "Elpis" )
Address: Str. Karatzali 16
Tel: (+4) 0241 618.992

Fantasio Summer Theatre (Teatrul de Vara Fantasio)
Address: Parcul Tabacariei
Tel: (+4) 0241 642.187



Constanta is easily accessible from Bucharest (Bucuresti)
by plane (approximately 35 minutes),
by train (approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes) and
by car or bus (approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes).


Constanța "Mihail Kogalniceanu" International Airport (CND)
Address: Str. Tudor Vladimirescu 4
Tel: (+4) 0241 255.100
Constanta airport is located about 15 miles north of the city centre.
Taxis are readily available outside the arrivals area.

There is (hourly) bus service connecting Constanta Airport with Constanta train station.
Bus service is offered by local company Transevren.
The bus stop is located next to the car parking lot,
a few yards away from Autonom and Hermann car rental.

Airlines with service to Constanta - regular scheduled flights:
Air Connect
Turkish Airlines
Wizz Air - non-stop flights from/to: London

By Car

The fastest route from Bucharest to Constanta is highway A 3 - "The Sun Highway" (Autostrada Soarelui)
(DN A2/DN A3: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta)

From Tulcea, follow E87 south:
Tulcea - Babadag - Mihai Viteazul - Constanta

Distance from Constanta to major cities:

Bucharest — 135 miles
Arad — 470 miles
Belgrade (Serbia) — 502 miles
Brasov — 213 miles
Budapest (Hungary)— 624 miles
Cluj-Napoca — 392 miles
Iasi — 260 miles
Oradea — 464 miles
Satu Mare — 490 miles
Sibiu — 290 miles
Suceava — 329 miles
Timisoara — 457 miles
Tulcea — 78 miles


Constanta Train Station
(Gara Constanta)
Address: Blvd. Ferdinand 45
Tel: (+4) 0241 614.960
There are daily trains from/to Bucharest, Iasi, and Suceava.

There is daily INTERCITY (Express Train) service between Bucharest and Constanta
(approximate journey time: 2 hours and 20 minutes).

Every half-hour, in the summertime, trains leave from Constanta and Mangalia, stopping at all the Black Sea towns and resorts along the way.

To check train and bus schedules for domestic routes please visit:
Romania Domestic Transportation section


Constanta's port is the terminus for cruise ships and private boats via the Bosphorus Strait or the Danube River.
Private boats can be chartered at many of the marinas on the east coast.

Danube River cruises stop at various places of interest along the Danube, including Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Bazias, Giurgiu, Calafat, Tulcea and Constanta. The cruises incorporate varied itineraries: historic towns, museums, art collections, monasteries, spas, archaeological sites, folk evenings, nature reserves and of course, the dramatic scenery of Eastern Europe, including the Iron Gates (Portile de Fier) through the Carpathian Mountains.


Public Transportation

A network of bus, tram and trolley-bus routes connects Constanta's borroughs and tourist attractions.
Tickets are interchangeable for all three forms of transport.
Constanta Public Transport Routes Map
Route maps are also available at (yellow) ticket kiosks at bus, tram, and trolley bus stops.
Tickets can be purchased at kiosks displaying the RATC logo.
Tickets must be validated when getting on board.
Here is a Constanta Public Transport Route Planner


Constanta Taxi companies

General - 953 or 0241 617.844
Mondial - 0241 693.333
Romaris - 0241 690.000
Sageata - 0241 638.000


Constanta Car rental

Address: Str. Cuza Voda 90 & Constanta Airport
Tel: (+4) 0241 550.177 or 0745 900.600

Avis Car Rental - Constanta Airport
Tel: (+4) 0724 364.830

Avis Car Rental Constanta City Centre
Address: Blvd. Stefan Cel Mare 15
Tel: (+4) 0241 616.733

Address: Str. Ferdinand 70
Tel:(+4) 0241 639.713

EuroCars - Constanta Airport
Tel: (+4) 0727 373.799

Europcar - Constanta Airport
Tel: (+4) 0241 543.311

Address: Blvd. Tomis 65
Tel: (+4) 0241 661.100

Promotor Car Rental
Strada Garii 2
Tel: (+4) 0743 403.403

Sixt - Constanta Airport
Tel: 021 94.00 (this is valid short phone #)



Accommodations in Constantaa include:

Class Location
Cherica boutique Constanta City Centre
Peninsula four-star / upscale Constanta City Centre
Carol four-star / upscale Constanta City Centre
Continental Forum four-star / midscale Constanta City Centre
Zenith four-star / midscale 6 miles north of Constanta City Centre
Ambra four-star / midscale 0.5 miles west of Constanta City Centre
Bulevard four-star / midscale 3 miles north of Constanta City Centre
Ramada three-star / midscale 3.5 miles north of Constanta City Centre
Dali three-star / midscale 0.5 miles north of Constanta City Centre


Constanta Shopping

Tomis Mall
Address: Str. Stefan cel Mare 36-40

City Park Mall
Address: Blvd. Al. Lapusneanu 116 C

Tom Mall
Address: Blvd. Tomis 391

Maritimo Shopping Center
Address: Blvd. Aurel Vlaicu 220

Constanta Art Galleries

Galeria Art & Craft
Address: Str. Ion Lahovari — 16

Galeriile de Arta
Address: Str. Stefan cel Mare 115

Studiourile de Creatie
Address: Blvd. Mamaia 298 - 300

Constanta Antiques & Gift Shops(Antichitati)

Address: Str. Stefan cel Mare 38 - 40 (located in Tomis Mall)

Artizanat - Antichitati
Address: Blvd. Mamaia 71

Galeria Mica
Address: Blvd. Tomis 82

Tourist Info

Black Sea / Danube Delta Tourism Promotion Association
(Asociatia pentru Promovarea si Dezvoltarea Turismului Litoral – Delta Dunarii)
Address: Mamaia, Telegondola
Telephone: (+4) 0724 557.017


Constanta has a continental climate with mild winters and warm, dry summers.
June, July and August are the warmest months and very popular with beach-goers.

Located on the same latitude as San Remo, Monaco, Nice and Rimini, the Black Sea coast averages 72 degrees Fahrenheit in July.
In September and October, visitors can still enjoy warm, sunny days while taking a stroll along the beach or the city center.

Constanta Postal Services

Post offices display a postal horn symbol and the word Posta.

Main Post Office
Address: Blvd. Tomis 97
Tel: (+4) 0241 664.634
Open: Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Address: Blvd. Mamaia 156
Tel: (+4) 0241 614.493
Open: Mon.: - Fri. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Telephoning Constanta from Abroad
International Access Code +40 (country code) + 241 or 341 (area code) + six-digit telephone number

Pharmacies & Hospitals

Constanta pharmacies (farmacie) open 24 hours:

Address: Str. Caraiman 1-4
Tel: (+4) 0725 522.325

MiniFarm Tomis 3
Address: Bd. Tomis 318
Tel: (+4) 0729 000.377

Constanta Emergency Clinic Hospital
Spitalul Clinic Judetean Constanta
Address: Blvd. Tomis 145
Tel: (+4) 0241 516.800 or 0241 616.784

Constanța - Useful Telephone Numbers

Constanta Area Code (Prefix Constanta): 0241 or 0341

Ambulance (Ambulanta) — 112
Police (Politia) — 112
Fire Department (Pompierii) — 112

Constanta Local Authorities

Constanta County Archives
Directia Judeteana Constanța a Arhivelor Nationale
Address: Str. Ştefan cel Mare nr. 121
Telephone: (+4) 0241 665.463
E-mail Hours

Constanta City Hall
Primaria Constanța
Address: Bd. Tomis 51, Telephone: (+4) 0241 488.100

Constanta Consumer Protection Agency
Oficiul pentru Protectia Consumatorilor – Constanța
Address: Str. Poporului 121 bis
Telephone: (+4) 0241 550.550


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