Sfântu Gheorghe (Tulcea)
Danube Delta : Sfântu Gheorghe (Tulcea)
Sfântu Gheorghe is in Romania, in the far south east corner of the Danube Delta, approximately 1km from the Black Sea coast. If you want a mini-trip to dip in the Black Sea briefly and go 'see the Delta' for one hour, Sfântu Gheorge is not recommended as the best place to go.
This small and remote village is also home to the free Anonimul International Independent Film Festival, which is held for a week every August. Cinema lovers from Romania and many other countries come to watch selected international and Romanian features and short films, plus concerts by mostly Romanian acts. The mix of people and cinema in a remote place gives the village a special atmosphere this week. Be sure to find accomodation as early as possible, since every guest house and "cazare" tends to be fully booked in this period.
The village can only be reached with a minimum 2 hour river boat trip (on the fast ferry, 10 EUR) from Tulcea on Mondays and Wednesdays leaving at 1.30pm returning at 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The slow ferry also leaves at 1.30pm from Tulcea to Sfantu Gheorghe on Tuesdays and Fridays and returning on Wednesdays and Sundays to Tulcea. The slow ferry costs 6 EUR and takes about 5.5 hours to reach the village. The boats only sail once per day.
Most ferries are operated by Navrom (www.navromdelta.ro), but other companies have services as well.
You'll find very few paved streets. It's a very small village, and you can walk the sand/dirt road to the beach, or pay a few RON to be driven there by a village "taxi" service.