Bucharest – Constanta – Mamaia
I’d like to see you at 8:00 am. We’ll meet at your hotel. We drive along the highway to Constanta, towards the Black Sea coast. We are going over there to discover the city founded around 600 BC. It’s the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania.
Originally called Tomis, the city was founded by Greek colonists from Miletos in the 6th century BC. Then was conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed it Constantiana by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great in honor of his sister.
The history of the city continues with Genoese merchants. It began to decline in the 15th century when it fell under Turkish rule. In 1878, it became part of Romania, after The Russo-Turkish War of 1877, also called The Romanian War of Independence. Fighting on the Russian side, Romania gained independence from the Ottoman Empire.