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Black Sea

Legend has it that Jason and his Argonauts were the first of the ancient mariners who sailed into the Black Sea in their quest for the golden fleece. Locked between Europe and Asia, this inland sea is almost completely isolated from the Earth’s oceans, its only connection is through the natural strait of the Bosphorus, one of the world’s most significant waterways. The Danube is one of the most important of the many rivers that flow into the Black Sea. Its vast delta is home to a rich and beautiful collection of flora and fauna, which makes it both a fascinating river cruise destination.
 

Things to know

  • The Black Sea is a large inland Sea  
  • The heritage of Ancient Greeks, Romans and the Byzantine Empire can be found along the Black Sea’s shores.
  • The Black Sea is bordered by six countries - Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine 
  • The water level in the Black Sea doesn’t change as it has neither high or low tides
  • Marine geologists believe the Black Sea was a freshwater lake until a rise in the water in the Mediterranean caused the entry of saltwater

Key Ports of Call

Picture of - Tulcea
Tulcea

Laid out on seven hills like Rome, Tulcea has been an important harbour since ancient times. On the delta where the Danube River finally ends its journey through Europe, this modern city is home to local Lipovani, Russian and Turkish minorities, who give Tulcea its multi-ethnic flavour. St Nicholas’ Church and the Azzizie Mosque are important landmarks, yet the city is best known as the gateway to the extraordinary nature of the Danube delta region.