You can make Constanta a city break destination and not regret it. Especially if you consider you have an old city center, the sea views close, shopping exp10 other pics on my Instagrameriences and a festival in the summer, ruins close by and you can use it as a starting place for other adventures, even in the winter.
City break Constanta:10 reasons to visit, things to do
- Start with the sunrise over the sea at your window, at Aquatonic Spa in Eforie Nord, 20 minutes out of Constanta. The food is great, the rooms have a view, the beach is private and the Sky Bar above the hotel is amazing.
- Enjoy a spa experience here and be pampered with aromatherapy, galvanic treatments and all the massages you could want or need.
- Take a ride on the coast mini train to the panoramic view in Eforie and get back on the promenade for the true resort feeling with people walking, playing games, eating and shopping.
- Make a stop at Adamclisi on your way to Constanta. It’s a beautiful (and extremely hot in the summer) place right out of history, built in 109 A.D. The Tropaeum Traiani column was built to celebrate the Romans victory over the local Dacians and the ruins and museum have all kinds of pieces of history.
- Go back in history again by booking a room in Constanta at a villa built in 1882 belonging to the nobility at the time. And it shows: the adults-only Belle Epoque is pure luxury and esthetic pleasure. The Baroque Room was incredible and the terase for serving breakfast is like a green retreat in the middle of the bustling old city center. And the host is amazing too.
- Enjoy a walk in the city old centre. Early in the morning and at night, pass the crowds on cobblestone streetsand take the smaller ones. The Villa is 200 m from Ovidiu Square and 900 m from the Casino on the promenade. Be delighted by the art nouveau architecture, the other culturalal influences, and the Italian new-Renaissance (in the House with Lions, built by Armenian merchant Dicran Emirzian).
- The beach is 500 m away and it’s not crowded, the water is excellent and shallow for miles. So relax at the beach as much as you want, there are guaranteed seats at every hour. In July when we visited the crowds were absent here and only in the evenings did the beach get busier.
Neversea, the largest festival in the summer, takes place on Neversea and Modern Beach, 12 minutes away from the Villa.
- Shopping is a summer and a city break activity. Get to the mall, but better yet get to the Duty-Free shops at the marina and select tax-free products a little different than what you can find in stores.
- Make a half a day trip to Mamaia, the famous or infamous ”glamour” resort 5 minutes away from Constanta. You can take the panoramic city bus there and back once you’re done walking the generous beaches and exploring the gift shops, terraces and clubs.
- End your city break with a picnic and goodbye swim on a wild beach. Corbu is a 45-minutes drive north from Constanta and a natural beauty. A little crowded now because of its popularity, you can still enjoy it in the morning or at sunset. Leave it as pristine as you found it, please!
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Decide on a city break to Constanta:
- Do you want to start booking the Villa?
- Make sure you don’t forget a list of a few essentials:
– a chic pair of summer greek goddess sandals
– The sand child, is a lyrical book about as many pains as grains of sand. This book is only recommended on vacations, as it impacts a lot.
– a thermal blanket if you decide to camp on the beach.
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