This day coincides with the Orthodox feast of Saints Constantine and Helen. The Byzantine Emperor Constantine I (Vth century B.C.) was the one who decided the expansion of the Greek origin settlement of Tomis with the new city of Constantiana.
Cultural and artistic, historical and religious events dedicated to the celebration of the new town were first held in May 2002. There were also sport demonstrations, competitions and festivals with folk character. Over 20,000 people attended the concert organized by the local public administration in Tomis Port from Constanta on the evening of May 21, 2002.
With different events and designed to assure the interest and participation of all social groups, celebrations were a real success due to the efforts of both the organizers and enthusiasm of the audience.
Portul Tomis, Constanţa
21 May - 21 May
Note: See the public transport page for more informations.
The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.
At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.
Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.