Impressive pelican colony
Sailing through narrow creeks, canals and lakes, you'll discover unfamiliar islets, secluded pearly white sandy beaches and thousands of birds. A maze of waterways, marshes, reed land, sands and primeval forests offer a unique variety of flora and fauna. The largest wetlands in Europe
are home to snakes, otters, wild boars, wolves, raccoons and feral cats. The Danube Delta
is considered one of the most important breeding grounds for waterfowl in Europe. The well-preserved natural pearl is home to about 300 bird species including cormorants, sea eagles and black ibises. You will also find the largest colony of pelicans in Europe. The impressive numbers of water and marsh birds can be seen up close from small but comfortable small boats.Also a special mishmash is the fifteen thousand delta inhabitants; Romanians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Bulgarians and Lipovenen, descendants of Russian refugees. They live spread over twenty-seven villages and a small town, most can only be reached by boat. Motorised traffic is hardly there, transport goes by rowboat, wooden kayak or horse and cart.Admire the mouth of the Danube, which has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Experience for yourself why and visit this isolated area on the far edge of Europe. "Where the World can't find you..."