Eforie Nord is located on the Romanian Black Sea coast, nearby Lake Techirghiol, whose waters have long been held as cure for arthritic, rheumatic, internal and nervous system disorders.
Eforie Nord was established in 1894, when a clinic first opened here.
Later, under the patronage of King Carol I (1839 – 1914), a health resort sprang up. Besides the sea air and sun, another curative factor is the rich, black, sapropelic mud – knows locally as namol – from Techirghiol Lake.
Today, Eforie Nord treatments include mud baths as well as world-famous Gerovital and Aslavital original rejuvenation treatments.
Location:Dobrogea - Southeastern Romania Constanta County) - map
Nearby large town: Constanta (7 miles north)
Climate: Continental climate with hot summers. Annual average temperature: 50°F20
Elevation: 65 ft.
Natural resources: Concentrated salty water from Techirghiol Lake, Sapropelic mud from Techirghiol Lake, Saline aerosols and heliotherapy.
Arthritis and rheumatoid disorders
Breathing and cardiovascular afflictions
Endocrine system problems (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism)
Nervous system disorders
Peripheral nerve diseases
Fitness and rehabilitation centre
Indoor and outdoor pools with water brought from Lake Techirghiol or seawater
Jacuzzi & sauna
Gerovital and Aslavital treatments
Warm baths with concentrated salty water from Techirghiol Lake
Warm mud baths and mud applications
Where: 7 miles north of Eforie Nord
Access: car bus, train
Where: 20 miles south of Eforie Nord
Access: car, bus, train
Built on the site where the city of Callatis stood 2,400 years ago and where ancient stone tombs, statues of gods and other artifacts have been found, Mangalia provides treatments for afflictions related to the kidneys, digestive and nervous systems, skin and liver. Its name comes from the Byzantine word Pangalia, meaning "the most beautiful," and it developed as a spa resort after the Second World War.
While in Mangalia, you can visit the Callatis Archeological Museum, the ruins of the Callatis Fortress (7th century BC), the Syrian Basilica and the 16th century Esmahan Sultan Mosque, the oldest mosque in Romania.
Where: 23 miles northwest of Eforie Nord
More than 300 days of sunshine a year, long and warm autumns and cool winds from the Black Sea make this region ideal for the production of sweet dessert wines such as late harvest Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. At the Murfatlar Vineyard, you can enjoy traditional dishes from the Dobrogea region and sample some of the finest wines, such as the award-winning Lacrima lui Ovidiu, 3 Hectare Limited Edition, Sec de Murfatlar and Rai de Murfatlar, while taking in the picturesque landscape from the wine cellar's terrace. Complete the tour with a visit to the Vine and Wine Museum, located near the wine cellar. On display, you will find ancient Greek and Roman amphorae and an impressive collection of wine presses, proof of Dobrogea's noble wine-making tradition.
(UNESCO Heritage Site)
Where: 85miles north of Eforie Nord
Access: car, bus, train (with transfer in Medgidia)
Visit Tulcea, one of the oldest cities in Romania, and continue with an exploration of the Danube Delta, one of Europe's leading wildlife sanctuaries. The Delta is a 2,200-square-mile wildlife reserve designated by UNESCO as a 'Reservation of the Biosphere'. Its tree-fringed lakes, reed islands, marshes and oak forests are home to more than 3,400 animal species, along with over a thousand varieties of plant life. The Delta's waters teem with some 160 species of fresh- and salt-water fish. Bird-watchers will be especially enthralled here, with opportunities to spot more than 300 species of migratory and permanent birds including eagles, egrets, vultures, geese, cranes, ibises, cormorants, swans and pelicans.
Nearest airport located in:
Constanta – Mihail Kolgalniceanu International Airport (CND) – 23 miles away
Bucharest to Eforie Nord via Sun Highway (Autostrada Soarelui) DN A2/DN A3 - E 87:
Bucharest - Fundulea – Lehliu - Drajna – Fetesti - Cernavoda – Constanta – Eforie Nord
Eforie Nord Train Station
There is daily INTERCITY (Express) service between Bucharest and Constanta. In the summertime, there are several daily trains with service every half-hour between Constanta and Eforie Nord.
To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes
please visit the website of the Romanian Railways: www.cfrcalatori.ro
The site has complete information about
domestic train schedules and fares.
Note: For departures from /to Bucharest please select Bucuresti Nord.
For a complete list of available accommodations in Eforie Nord
please check our Accommodations guide.
Constanta Tourist Information Centre (Centrul de Informare Turistica)
Tel: 0241 488.600 or 488.601