Located 25 kilometers from Sulina, accessible by boat and kayak on the water, by bicycle or by car on land, the Letea Forest, born more than 6,000 years ago under the waters of the sea, remains one of the attractions of the Delta.
Located on Letea hill, it is not a compact forest, being made up of tussocks, located on and between sand dunes with shell fragments, with a maximum altitude of 14 meters; emblematic of the centuries-old oaks, the pine nursery, the free horses, the northern border of lianas and many hard-to-see birds…
Sulina wild beach
Both for those looking for comfort – the central area, and for those who love the wild, Sulina beach offers both.
The spectacle of the sunrise, of the ships waiting for the pontoons to bring them to the port or of the hundreds of seagulls and terns that feed after the storm with the fruits of the sea, but also the tens of kilometers of deserted beach towards Sfântu Gheorghe, accessible only by boat or kayaks ( advisable), when the sea allows it, past the military unit towards Vădanei Castle, in the territories of free horses, coastal cows, dozens of bird species, the human-free zone, where the course of life has not changed in the last hundred years.
The flow of the Danube
The flow of the Danube into the sea is located 9 kilometers from the city, as intermediate objectives including the Old Lighthouse, the South Pier Lighthouse, the Great Basin, the Weather Station, the Landing Lighthouse.
Lots of cormorants, seagulls, herons hang out on the stone jetties.
With the approach to the sea, the hula makes its presence felt, but we get rid of it after turning to port to enjoy the icing on the cake, the most photogenic tourist attraction, the wreck of the Turgut ship. Joining a sunrise or sunset makes this experience unparalleled.
Bird Island was born after 1980, initially naturally, being helped in more recent history by the deepening of the Bâstroi Canal.
It is Romania’s youngest land, in a continuous change of shape and size, a nesting place for tens of thousands of birds, also unfortunately subject to the effect of insensitivity from Romanian tourism.
DO NOT get off the boat on the island, also tell the “guide” and other tour mates that disturbing and touching the chicks, eggs, bird nests for pictures is not allowed.
Although geographically we are in the sea, the waters of the Gulf of Musura are sweet-brackish, more than half of the waters transported by the Danube reach the sea here, as evidenced by the winds of the fishermen who populate the bay.
Hundreds of swans are raising their chicks in the reeds by the pier, but besides them, in the friendly water of the bay we find pelicans, terns, gulls, cormorants, larks, herons, terns, often even the tern feeding here.
Accessible by water, by boat or kayak, land being conditioned by an artisanal ferry, the Caraorman Forest (Dark Forest, in Turkish) stars the Kneeling Oak, the Table of Silence, and also the variety of fauna, here you can find the red-tailed hawk, the raven and the black woodpecker.
Sfântu Gheorghe fishing village
35 kilometers south of Sulina, accessible both by land and by water, the fishing village (now also touristic) Sfântu Gheorghe introduces us to the world of Hahole architecture and tradition.
Here we find the archaic, through the descendants of the Cossacks, sturgeon and mackerel fishermen, keepers of the port and traditions, but also inventors of the storceag recipe and other fabulous dishes, the sandy streets, the trocaric, next to the new, respectively, the modern marina and the Green Village complex , an example of enhancing the natural combination of wood and reed in luxury tourism.
Mila 23 fishing village
In the heart of the Delta, accessible only by water, from Tulcea, Crișan or Letea, the village of origin of the great Olympic champion Ivan Patzaichin, fishing, but at the same time touristic, is an example of coexistence between traditional and modernism, located on the Old Danube, surrounded of dozens of canals and lakes, where you share fish borscht with pelicans.
The town of Murighiol is located 40 km from the city of Tulcea and is the farthest point in the Delta that can be reached by car. From the town of Tulcea there is a road parallel to the Sf. Gheorghe branch that leads you to Murghiol.
A stone’s throw from the village opens the kingdom of the waters of the Danube Delta. Razelm and Murighiol lakes border the town, and on the spider web of canals around these bodies of water, you can enter one of the wildest and most picturesque areas of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.