Constanta / Romania
Constanta is Romania's most important sea port by the Black Sea with about 310,000 inhabitants. South of Constanta, the new major port Agigea is the exit to the Danube-Black Sea canal. Constanta was founded in the 7th century BC by the Greeks as Tomis. Under the Roman Emperor Constantine I, the city was renamed Constantiana in honor of his sister and was an important metropolis where also the poet Ovid banished from Rome, lived and died.
Attractions include Greek and Roman ruins (trading house with a Roman floor mosaic, basilicas, imperial necropolises), the statue of Ovid, the lighthouse dating from the 13th century, several churches, a mosque, the casino, an aquarium and a dolphinarium.