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An ecosystem in its own right

The Danube Delta is the best preserved delta in Europe and the second largest and, therefore, it is a UNESCO heritage site. It is located 130 km north of Constanta, in the Tulcea county.

Thanks to the fact that it hosts 23 natural ecosystems, it is home to around 3,400 species of animals and more than a thousand species of plants. As a result of its climate, it is very favorable for the development of an even greater and more diverse flora and fauna. Many plants and animals that live in this area are unique in Europe. Also, the wetlands here host around 160 species of fish and tourists are encouraged to improve their fishing skills while moving around by boat. The total surface of the delta is around 2,000 square miles and more than 1,300 square miles are located in Romania. The place is very beautiful to visit, mostly by boat, but walking is an option in some areas. Also, tourists can opt to either take cruises and spend their whole time on the ships or to arrange accommodation in one of the numerous hotels and pensions available.

Furthermore, around 50 km away from Tulcea, the Gura Portitei beach can be found, in a small village, part of the Danube Delta. The beach is a small heaven, especially for those that love the sea and relaxation. The beach is wild, it has very soft sand, clean waters and tourists can spend the night in one of the picturesque blue-and-white houses.

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Pictures taken in The Danube Delta

Part of the Delta's marsh
Part of the Delta's marsh
Birds hunting for food in The Danube's Delta
Birds hunting for food in The Danube's Delta
Pelicans from The Danube Delta
Pelicans from The Danube Delta
Gura Portitei as seen from Lake Razelm
Gura Portitei as seen from Lake Razelm
Part of the beach from Gura Portitei
Part of the beach from Gura Portitei

Photo credits:

Part of the Delta's Marsh by Ioan Cepaliga - source, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0, Birds hunting for food in The Danube's Delta by Ioan Cepaliga - source, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0Pelicans from The Danube Delta by Goliath, originally uploaded by Goliath on ro.wikipedia.org, CC BY 1.0Gura Portitei as seen from Lake Razelm by The1 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Part of the beach from Gura Portitei by The1 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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