Histria was founded in the mid-seventh century BC by the settlers coming from Miletus, a city on the Aegean coast of Asia Minor.
Close to the small gate near the city baths, outside the enclosure, the city museum is located, which was built by Vasile Parvan. In the museum hall are exhibited votive, funerary and decorative reliefs. There are also exhibited Greek objects made of glass, metal, bone or ivory and painted pottery. On the walls are embedded Romanan votive inscriptions attesting the name of the old villages around the city.
You can get to Histria from Constanta by following the road that goes to Tulcea (DN 22) – after the intersection at Ovidiu – with Taliverde, there is a local road going through the village Nuntasi which goes to the citadelle’s ruins* (57 km).
De la Constanta la Histria se ajunge urmand soseaua spre Tulcea (DN 22) – dupa bifurcatia de la Ovidiu – pana la Taliverde, de unde o sosea locala duce prin satul Nuntasi la ruinele cetatii (57 km)
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.