Constanta’s history stretches as far back as 600 B.C., and the city holds the record for the longest to be continuously inhabited in Romania. Originally known as the Greek colony of Tomis– which means “cut” in Greek– the city has a rich history from different cultures including the Ancient Romans, Turkish, and Greek. Constanta is the largest port city on the western shore of the Black Sea which made it a central exchange port for ancient Greeks such as Aeetes.
If you are fascinated by walking in the footsteps of ancient people and exploring their history, Constanta is the destination for you! There are many archaeological sites to visit in Constanta including the Roman ruins of Histria, Tomis, and Callatis. Constanta is also home to a mausoleum dedicated the Roman Emperor Trajan.
The Black Sea is also full of rich history. Connecting Eastern Europe to Western Asia, the Black Sea served as the crossroads for many ancient cultures. Fed by rivers carrying water from the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea was known as the main shipping route connecting countries such as Romania, Greece, Russia, and Turkey to each other as they traded goods.