Incredible natural site of Danube Delta - Romania
At the end of the course of the Danube River, the Danube Delta is stretching on an area of 600,000 ha. It is the largest wetland in Europe and the most valuable natural site in Romania. The waters of the Danube flows into the Black Sea, forming the incredible labyrinthine network of river channels, shallow bays and lakes, marshes, reed-beds, islands and floodplains. It is a habitat for unbelievable number of birds and freshwater fish species. This abundance of flora nad fauna makes this place a vital centre for biodiversity in Europe. The Danube Delta was recognised as unique natural reserve and it was inscribed into UNESCO List in 1991. The Danube Delta in one of the most popular tourist attractions in Romania. The best season to visit the Danube Delta is in May, when migration of birds begins. The weather is very pleasant and flowers are blooming. Summer and winter time are also a good period to visit this place. Danube splits in two parts in the West and in the South. The southern channel forms the three main channels of the Danube: Chilia in the North, Sulina – the central channel and Sfantu Gheorghe channel in the most Southern part. Those two last channels having a rich tourism potential. Letea Forest, situated between Chilia and Sulina channels, is a natural reserve. The uniqueness of the forest lies in a great number of climbing plants. Sfantu Gheorghe is the quietest of the three arms with the fishing village of the same name. In Sulina, there is located the old lighthouse from 1802 and measuring about 50 meters. Boat tours around the Danube Delta are organised from Tulcea.