The day of "Sânziene" at Capidava

On Sunday, 23rd of June 2013, Danais invites you to celebrate the tradition of “Sânziene”. On the Danube shore traditions are intertwined with history and adventure.
On the solstice night (23rd to 24th of June), according to the Romanian tradition, “Sânzienele”, which are good fairies, are flying through the air or walking on land, singing and dancing, bringing love, healing people and protecting the grains .

On the Midsummer’s Eve or on the day of “Sânziene”, people used to have divination practices and habits in order to find out the fate and fortune of the household.

Events on the day of “Sânziene” at Capidava

Workshop on dacian and roman fighting techniques

Dacians and Romans Fight Simulation

Smithery – forging of a Dacian weapon – dagger (“sica” dagger)

Workshop on archeology

Adventure on the Danube River
Find out the misteries of the river from a fisherman’s boat

Hunt the treasure of the Good Fairies (“Sanziene”)
Discover with us the Romanian village, Midsummer traditions, local legends, Capidava fortress, the beautiful shore of Danube river, stand the Danais tests: fishing, archery, javelin throw and only this way you will find clues on the route that will lead you to the chest full of prizes.

One day trips


Cetatea Capidava

Opening time

23 June - 23 June

Note: See the public transport page for more informations.

How to get to "Travel in Constanta"

How to get by car


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.

How to get by train


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.

How to get by plane


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.

Accommodation in Constanta