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Ancient Greek town

Constanta, as other towns on the Black Sea side, was founded by Greek colonists coming from Milet in the 7th-6th centuries B.C and developed fast during the Roman occupation. It's ancient name was Tomis and it was documentary attested for the first time in the 3rd century B.C.

Publius Ovidius Naso

The Roman poet was exiled on the Black Sea shore. He wrote here poems describing the beauty of these places. These poems were called "Tristele" and "Ponticele".

In the 5th Century A.D the town was named Constantia after the name of Emperor Constantin the Great as it was an Eastern Roman Empire province called Asia Minor. In the 14th century A.D Dobrogea (this is the romanian name of the province) came under the command of Dobrotici, hence the name of the province. For four centuries, up to the 19th century Dobrogea was under Ottoman rule. That is why we have a strong Turkish and Tatar community, mosque and a nice mixture of cultures and religions.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting history, nice places, beautiful beaches...and I...:))
  • Cons:The winter is unbearable sometimes.
  • In a nutshell:Come in the summer time and I promise we will have fun!
  • Last visit to Constanta: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 27, 2006
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 9:06 AM

    Hello Gabi, very useful Constanta page, you obviously love the place and it shows. I hope to be able to visit soon. fergy.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2008 at 7:55 AM

    Helpful information, especially the hotels.

  • timada's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2008 at 6:19 AM

    Ne-am indragostit de aceleasi poze . Dinu Lazar e grozav ! Am un film cu marea inghetata si imi pare rau ca nu-l pot pune pe pagina pentru ca e supradimensionat .

  • morgandk's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2008 at 3:37 AM

    Fantastic page!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 12:51 PM

    There doesn't seem to be much to see in Constanta. Thanks for showing the little there is.

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2006 at 1:54 AM

    Felicitari pentru aceasta pagina minunata! Amintiri de vacanta, poze superbe si multe impresii de valoare pe care le-am citit aici, fac sa imi cresca dorul de aceste locuri de vis. Salutari si urari de bine din Viena! Gabriela

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 2:10 AM

    thanks for giving info on a place I don't know much about it looks gorgeous JoX

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2005 at 3:38 AM

    amazing and stuning page ..thanks a lot for share it

  • Aug 13, 2005 at 7:00 PM

    Thanks a lot for the detailed info you provided for Constanta :-) I'll be participating in a conference in Vama veche in september, so I'll absolutely visit historical Constanta for 1-2 days (also the clubs you mentioned, for sure!!!)..

  • Neamtule's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2005 at 11:32 AM

    Very nice pictures ! Way to go !

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