How can you reach Constanta?
You can fly to Bucharest. From Bucharest "Otopeni" Airport you can take a taxi or the bus no. 780 to North railway station. From North railway station, you can take a train or a bus to Constanta.
The price of a train/bus ticket is around 12-13 EUR. Information on train timetables can be found at the address: http://www.infofer.ro/
Another option, especially for those coming from Italy (Pisa and Milano Bergamo) is to land to the International Airport "Mihail Kogalniceanu".
The airport is located 30 km northwest of Constanta, in the town of Mihail Kogalniceanu. From the Airport "Mihail Kogalniceanu" until Constanta railway station you can take a mini bus,
with departure time from airport at: 13.30, 15.55, 17.25, 21.45.
In Constanta, how can you reach "Ovidius" University?
From Constanta railway station you can take the bus no. 40 (for about 15 minutes) until the bus station "Turda", which is located near "Ovidius" University (click here for a map).
How can you reach Hotel Sport?
From Constanta railway station you can take the bus no. 40 (for about 10 minutes) until the bus station "Centru", which is
located near hotel Sport (click here) to see the Hotel Sport location.
How to reach "Ovidius" University from Hotel Sport?
From the bus station "Centru" take the bus no. 40 (for about 5 minutes) in direction "Mamaia". The 4th bus stop is "Turda", which is located near "Ovidius" University.
Festive dinner. On May 23 we will have a festive dinner at the restaurant of hotel Sport, Constanta. The festive dinner will be free for all invited speakers.
Restaurants in Constanta. A list with several restaurants in Constanta can be found at the address.
Constanta is a city on the Black Sea coast, in the south-eastern Romania, in the historical region of Dobrogea, of the county of the same name.
Constanta is the oldest attested city in Romania. In this respect, the first document dates from 657 BC when the current place peninsulas formed a Greek colony called Tomis. The settlement was conquered by the Romans in 71 BC and renamed Constantiana, to remind the name of the sister of Constantine the Great. During the XIII century, it was dominated by the Black Sea Italian
merchants from Genoa who helped develop the city. Later, Constanta declined under Ottoman rule, and became a simple fishing village inhabited by Greeks and Tatars breeders of horses and sheep. Constanta became a city again, after building
its seaport and the Cernavoda-Constanta railway in 1865, when Romania started to export grains. After the Independence War (1877-1878) when Dobruja became part of the Kingdom of Romania, Constanta, the main seaport of the state increased continuously.
A map with Constanta county can be found at the address.
Constanta is one of Romania's largest cities, and is also a cultural center of national importance. Here one can find the Constanta
Theatre and the Oleg Danovski National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Constanta is also known for its numerous museums: The Museum of Natural Sciences, containing the sections: dolphinarium, planetarium, astronomical observatory, micro-reserves, exhibition
of exotic birds and decoration, the Aquarium, the Marine Museum, the Folk Art Museum, the National History and Archaeology Museum, the Sea Museum and the Constanta Seaport Museum.
We further mention other tourist attractions, such as the Casino, the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Genovese lighthouse, the statue of
Mihai Eminescu, the Modern Beach, the Mamaia beach, etc.
Constanta is also known as the place where in ancient times the Latin poet Publius Naso Ovidius (43 BC - 17 AD) was exiled. Ovidius was the
most resonant name of the tomitane culture, and it is here in Constanta where he wrote his famous poems "Pontus Euxinus" (the ancient name of the Black Sea).
A bronze statue who depicts the poet in a deep meditative attitude, may be seen in the Ovidius Square, in front of the National History and Archaeology Museum. The statue stands on a pedestal of white marble, on which the following verse from "Tristia" is engraved:
"Under this stone lies Ovidius,
Singer of love, killed by his talent.
Oh you, who are passing nearby, if you ever loved,
Pray for him, so that he may rest in peace."
A site with museums and main tourist attractions from Constanta can be found here.