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Constanta, Romania

Rustic Constanta is Romania’s largest Black Sea port, and it’s the country’s second-most important city. As the starting port of the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016, Constanta was centre-stage in this thrilling 800-nautical-mile race across the ocean.

Constanta was originally called Tomis. It’s an ancient metropolis with a fascinating history – Jason landed here with the Argonauts after finding the Golden Fleece around 2,500 years ago, according to Greek mythology.

Today, Constanta is popular with tourists and it boasts a number of historical monuments and fascinating ruins. During the summer months, it becomes a bustling and beautiful tourist city. As well as being an interesting destination in its own right, it’s also a perfect gateway port to start exploring the wonders of the sea.

Constanta is an important cultural and economic centre, as well as proud home to the Romanian Navy. It’s well worth exploring for its archaeological treasures and the atmosphere of the old town centre. Check out the city’s beautiful portside walk, and you won’t regret making time to visit the clubs, bars and renowned open-air restaurants.

Check out this video of Constanţa from the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2014: