Founded in the 7th century BCE by the Dacians, Tulcea (or Aegyssus, as the city was known in antiquity) was conquered by the Romans who rebuilt it after their plans, their technique and architectural vision. The town was then successively under Byzantine, Genoese, Ottoman, and finally Romanian rule. It is well-known for being the `Gateway to the Danube Delta`. There is a Danube Delta History Museum in town, and the Delta itself is a protected wetland that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town was successively under Byzantine (5th - 7th century), Genoese (10th - 13th century) and Ottoman rule before finally being reunited with Romania in 1878.
Full of diversity, entrenched in history and blessed with spectacular landscapes, Eastern Europe offers something for everyone. From Croatia`s crystal-blue Adriatic seacoast to the haunted castles of Transylvania in Romania, medieval monasteries, and old-world towns, along with Roman ruins and sophisticated metropolitan area - This region has everything that you need for a fascinating vacation!
The Bulgarian Black Sea coast (called Chernomorie in Bulgarian) is one of the trendiest resort destinations in southeastern Europe. Once the playground of Communist Party loyalists and their families, today these resort towns rival the French and Italian rivieras.
The beautiful Balkan States contain 11 breathtaking countries comprising such as Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and Romania just to name a few. The stunning region lies on the southeastern edge of the European continent sandwiched between four major Seas, The Black Sea, The Mediterranean, The Adriatic, and The Aegean.