The Danube Delta was formed just 6,500 years ago when a cove in the Black Sea started filling up with soil carried by rivers. It is the 2nd largest wetland in Europe and the largest reedbed in the world. It provides a unique habitat of canals, reed beds, lakes, and ponds. The delta is still growing as it extends farther into the Black Sea at a rate of 24m per year.
During its 2,800km (1,780 mile) course, the Danube River runs through cities, valleys, and deep, wide gorges. Just before the Danube pours into the Black Sea, it splits into three branches, the Chilia, Sulina, and Sfântu Gheorghe.
The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.
The reserve is vast in European terms with numerous freshwater Lakes interconnected by narrow channels featuring huge expanses of aquatic vegetation. The marsh vegetation is dominated by reeds which form floating or fixed islands of decaying vegetation Reeds cover some 1,700 km2 and the floating reed islands (plaur ) 1,000 km2 , whereas the total area not inundated is only 148 km2 . The Razim-Sinoie complex to the south comprises several large brackish lagoons separated from the sea by a sandbar. The overall basic hydrological and ecological system of the delta, although strongly degraded, is intact.
The higher ground supports stands of willow, popular, alder and oak. There are also sandy areas covered with feather grass and other steppe species. Forest elements are best observed in Letea Forest where a series of bands occur along dunes up to 250 m long and 10 m wide. The delta has been classified into 12 habitat types as follows: aquatic, lakes covered with flooded reedbeds; ‘plaur’, flooded islets; flooded reeds and willows; riverine forest of willows and poplars; cane-fields; sandy and muddy beaches; wet meadows; dry meadows (arid); human settlements; sandy and rocky areas; steep banks; and forests on high ground.
Over 300 species of bird have been recorded, of which over 176 species breed, the most important being cormorant, pygmy cormorant, white pelican and Dalmatian pelican. There are numerous multi-species heron colonies and raptor species including white-tailed eagle. The marsh tern colonies are especially notable. The delta holds huge numbers of geese in the winter white-fronted geese, red-breasted geese (a globally threatened species with almost all the world wintering population present), teal, mallard and pochard. The delta is very important for fish, with 45 fresh water species present. Otter and weasel are to be found on the floating islands. Altogether, 3,450 animal species can be seen here, as well as 1,700 plant species.
The Danube Delta is a remarkable alluvial feature constituting critical habitat for migratory birds and other animals. It is the major remaining wetland on the flyway between central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean and Middle East and Africa. It is exceptional for its contiguity of wetland ecosystem and currently supports endangered flora and fauna. The threats remain numerous and include intensive fish farming, shooting, canal and dyke construction and pollution and eutrophication.
Just like there is a “law of the mountain”, travellers who know the Danube Delta can confirm that there is also a “law of the delta”, which every visitor must respect. This is why we recommend, for everybody who wants to visit the Danube Delta, to inform themselves in advance not only about the picturesque places to see, but also about the difficulties related to such a trip.
The most favourable periods to visit the delta are the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October), when temperatures are pleasant and there aren’t too many blood-sucking insects (mosquitoes and horseflies). Summer is also a beautiful season in the delta, but it is known that during calm evening (which are common in this season), huge clouds of mosquitoes invade everything at nightfall. Ideal refuges in this case are tents of any kind, but they must be closed before 6 P.M. After this hour, if you want to have dinner, admire the sunset or the nature, you must do it indoors or from spaces protected with mosquito nets. If, still, the fishing “virus” keeps you on the river bank until late, wear long trousers, hood anorak and mosquito repellent cream or spray.
Being the empire of the waters, it is good to know that one of the greatest dangers in the delta is the drowning. Water in the Danube branches is very deep, with steep and slippery banks. Due to the water depth and speed of the flow, circular currents form (called anafoare), and they are dangerous even for experienced swimmers. Even the majority of the channels in the delta are more than 2 meters deep, with steep and slippery banks, being recommended to swim and bathe in specially designed places and having always, during the entire trip in the delta, means of first aid in case of slipping and falling in the water (life-buoys or lifejackets).
Tourist routes and places to explore on the Danube Delta
The possibilities to visit the Danube Delta are varied and depend on the time available and the visitors’ demands. Access in the Danube Delta is possible through specialized tourism agents and on your own.
Tourists with rather limited time at their disposal can take part in one day trips and they can choose, in this case, two options: large groups (60-80 persons), with modern transport ships, or smaller groups (6-8 persons, with small ships, the advantage being that these ones can go into areas inaccessible for the bigger ships.
Visitors who want to spend more time in the Danube Delta can also choose between itinerary trips of 6-12 days, on modern and comfortable floating hotels, towed along the authorized routes, and stationary trips, with accommodation in hotels or pensions from villages or resorts in the Danube Delta.
Daring tourists who want to discover themselves the beauty of the delta can do it after obtaining the access permit, available at the DDBRA headquarters(Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority). They can take their own boats or those of the locals that are authorized for tourist activities. In the same way, tourists can travel in the Danube Delta using transportation from authorized firms.
In both cases, solitary tourists must know that visiting the Reserve is allowed only on the 19 aquatic routes and 7 terrestrial routes authorized by DDBRA and described in this guide. It is also recommendable for the tourists to rent the services of authorized guides or local people.
Tourists who love angling must know that, in the Danube Delta, this activity is allowed with a valid sport fishing permit or after paying a daily tax at one of the several sport fishing associations from the area.
More information about tourism in the Danube Delta is available at:
- Information and Ecological Education Center in Tulcea (DDBRA Headquarters);
- ANTREC (National Association for Rural, Ecological and Cultural Tourism) Information Center (DDBRA Headquarters) ;
- Documentation and Ecological Education Center in Crişan;
- Information Center in Sulina.
ROUTE NO. 1
TULCEA TOWN – MILA 35 CHANNEL – SIREASA STREAM – ŞONTEA STREAM – OLGUŢA CHANNEL – DUNĂREA VECHE – MILA 23 VILLAGE – LEBĂDA COMPLEX – MALIUC – SULINA BRANCH – TULCEA TOWN
The route starts from Tulcea, the main entrance gate in the Danube Delta. Leaving the harbour behind, the route follows Tulcea branch then Mila 35 channel, which was opened in 1985 to shorten the way to Pardina agricultural polder.
Along this route tourists have the possibility to see and visit:
• The mixed birds colony from Purcelu Lake (on the left side of the channel) – birds like grey heron, night-heron, glossy ibis and cormorants can be seen here;
• Sireasa – Şontea stream – tipical area with reedbeds, willows, water lilies, which hosts numerous bird species;
• Nebunu Lake – small lacustrine area, one of the 18 strictly protected areas in the delta; tourists’ access is not allowed;
• Furtuna Lake – placed in the south of the route, is one of the largest lakes in the delta, with an almost circular shape. Here can be seen pelicans, swans, coots and grebes;
• Mila 23 village – tipical fishermen’s village nicknamed “Romania’s Venice”, where the great kayak-canoe olympic champion, Ivan Patzaichin, was born.
• Crişan Information and Ecological Education Centre of DDBRA – placed at the confluence of Obretin bend of the great M with Sulina channel;
• Sulina branch – the regularization and rectification works made under the guidance of eng. Charles Hartley;
• Specific delta settlements – Gorgova, Maliuc, Partizani, Ilgani;
• The Independence Monument on Hora Hill – at the entrance in Tulcea.
ROUTE NO. 2
TULCEA TOWN – VICTORIA VILLAGE – LITCOV CANAL – CRIŞAN CHANNEL – CARAORMAN VILLAGE – LEBĂDA COMPLEX – MALIUC – SULINA BRANCH – TULCEA TOWN
Starting from Tulcea, the route follows Tulcea branch to Ceatalul Sf. Gheorghe, the place where it splits into Sf. Gheorghe branch on the right side and Sulina branch on the left side. The route follows the Sf. Gheorghe branch, leaving behind Ilganii de Jos, Nufăru and Victoria village, where is the entrance on Litcov canal.
The construction of the Litcov canal began in 1929 and was completed in 1935 and initially it was named King Carol the II-nd canal. It crosses from west to east the space between Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe branches. On both sides of the channel there are important lakes like: Gorgova, Isac, Uzlina and Potcoava. On the canal’s banks tourists can see many birds like: egrets, herons, glossy ibis and coots.
At the end of its course, Litcov canal becomes Crişan channel (towards the Sulina branch) and Caraorman channel (towards the Sf. Gheorghe branch). Following the Crişan channel the route joins the Sulina branch at the Lebăda (Swan) Tourist Complex.
Near Lebăda complex there is Crisan Information and Ecological Education Centre, where tourists can find out from exhibits, video movies, slide films or from the existing brochures and leaflets, the reasons for which Danube Delta needs protection and why it received the status of a Biosphere Reserve.
The last part of the route goes on Sulina branch, where tourist can see the villages Gorgova, Maliuc and Partizani.
At Ceatalul Sf. Gheorghe, Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe branches join and form Tulcea branch.
ROUTE NO. 3
TULCEA TOWN – MALIUC VILLAGE – LEBĂDA COMPLEX – CRIŞAN CHANNEL – CARAORMAN VILLAGE – CARAORMAN CHANNEL – PUIU LAKE – ROŞU COMPLEX – ROŞU LAKE – ROŞULEŢ LAKE – ÎMPUŢITA – BUSURCA CHANNEL – SULINA TOWN – SULINA BRANCH – TULCEA TOWN
Maliuc is the youngest village in the Danube Delta, established in 1950, its development being linked to the establishment here of a Reed Research Centre.
The route follows the Crişan – Caraorman channel, leaving behind Gorgova village and Obretinul Mare and Obretinul Mic lakes. For those interested in birdwatching, we should mention that on the southern side of Obretinul Mic lake there is a mixed colony of birds like: pygmy cormorant, grey heron, great white egret, little egret, night-heron, glossy ibis etc.
Crişan – Caraorman channel separates from the main branch before Crişan village, and it was built for the transport of sand from the Caraorman quarry which has never been finished. From here, on Caraorman channel, the route arrives to Roşu – Puiu lakes complex formed by Puiu, Puiuleţ, Roşu and Roşuleţ lakes. Roşu Tourist Complex is situated on the connection channel between Puiu and Roşu Lakes.
On Împuţita and Busurca channels, the route follows Sulina branch to Sulina town. It has a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants and is the most eastern town in Romania and with the lowest altitude (3.4 m over the sea level).
Tourist attractions: the old and the new lighthouses of the town, the international cemetery (the maritime cemetery, with the graves of many sailors and visitors of the town from the period when the Danube European Commission worked here), the beach and the Sulina Information Centre.
ROUTE NO. 4
MURIGHIOL – DUNAVĂŢ CHANNEL – DRANOV CHANNEL – HOLBINA GULF – RAZIM LAKE – GURA PORTIŢEI
The route starts from Murighiol village, another entrance in the delta, located at a distance of 42 km from Tulcea. Near the village there is the “Pelican” Tourist Complex – which offers accommodation in hotel rooms, huts and bungalows. Also, near Murighiol there is Sărăturile Murighiol – a strictly protected area for the nesting and resting for numerous bird species adapted to salt marshes: avocet, black-winged stilt, lapwing, red-crested pochard etc.
The route begins on the meanders of Sf. Gheorghe branch to the 54.5 km, where it follows the Dunavăţ channel. Continuing on this channel, after 8 km it splits into the Dunavăţ and Dranov channels. Dranov channel bounds the Dranov fishing polder to Lake Razim. Lake Razim is part of the Razim – Sinoe Lagoon Complex, situated in the southern part of the delta. The crossing of the Razim Lake offers the possibility to see Popina Island, another strictly protected area, nesting place for shelduck and resting place of migratory birds. Also here it can be found a huge myriapod (about 17 cm), the black widow spider, as well as many water snakes.
On the way to Gura Portiţei there are also another two strictly protected areas: Capul Doloşman, on the right side, archaeological site and nesting place for great martin and pied wheatear, and Periteaşca – Bisericuţa – Portiţa area, on the left, also a strictly protected area important for nesting and feeding of waterfowl.
The route has as terminal point, Gura Portiţei, a place visited by many tourists for resting and fishing, a strip between the lakes Complex and the Black Sea.
ROUTE NO. 5
JURILOVCA VILLAGE – GURA PORTIŢEI
The route starts from Jurilovca, village situated at 93 km from Constanţa and at approximately 70 km from Tulcea. Jurilovca is a settlement linked to the presence of the Lippovan fishermen, who came here in the XVIIIth century. The traditional houses of the Lippovans can be considered a tourist attraction: they are boarded with plank on outside, and inside they often have original oil paintings, especially on the ceilings.
From Jurilovca, tourists can reach Gura Portiţei by crossing Lake Razim. There are small boats available for tourists, belonging to “La Eden” Tourist Complex or to other private persons.
“La Eden” is a modern tourist complex with accommodation places in hotels and bungalows.
ROUTE NO. 6
LEBĂDA – DUNĂREA VECHE – ERACLE CHANNEL – GÂRLA LOPATNA – LOPATNA CHANNEL – TREI IEZERE LAKE
The route is an alternative of the routes which include Lebăda Complex, as well as an option for the tourists who stay at the local people from Crişan.
This route offers the possibility to make trips in a very attractive area, both for its landscapes and for its abundance in bird species.
From Dunărea Veche, tourists can visit the Trei Iezere Lake, through Eracle Channel, Gârla Lopatna and Lopatna Channel. The channels are boarded by compact reedbeds. Arriving at Trei Iezere Lake, with a little luck and proper equipment, tourists can see great bird crowds: pelicans, herons, cormorants and swans.
ROUTE NO. 7
LEBĂDA – DUNĂREA VECHE – MAGEARU CHANNEL – DUNĂREA VECHE – SULINA BRANCH – LEBĂDA
Like the route no. 6, this route is also addressed especially to those tourists who are accommodated at “Lebăda” Complex or in Crişan. But this route has also an opposite direction from the previous one, following the second lobe of the Great M towards Magearu channel. Magearu channel is, above all, attractive for its landscapes: areas covered by water lilies, banks covered by reed and a multitude of birds. At the end of Magearu channel is situated the Letea village.
The return of the route is on Dunărea Veche, on the other lobe of the Great M, to Sulina branch. Following the course on Sulina branch, the route ends at Lebăda Complex, passing by Crişan village.
ROUTE NO. 8
TULCEA TOWN – MILA 36 CHANNEL – SIREASA CHANNEL – ŞONTEA CHANNEL – RĂZBOINIŢA CHANNEL – STIPOC CHANNEL – PARDINA CHANNEL – CHILIA VECHE VILLAGE
The route connects Tulcea town and Chilia Veche village, situated in the northern part of the Danube Delta, on Chilia branch. This route is intended for the tourists who choose Chilia Veche village as a holiday destination in the Danube Delta, and offers the visitors the possibility to enjoy the deltaic landscape on their way.
The route crosses a very beautiful area through the variety of landscapes and has the same direction as the route no. I until Războiniţa channel: Tulcea branch, Mila 36 channel, Sireasa channel, Şontea channel, Războiniţa channel.
From Războiniţa channel, the route heads North to Stipoc channel and then Pardina channel. Pardina channel borders Pardina Agricultural Polder, one of the largest agricultural polders in the delta.
At the end of Pardina channel there is Chilia Veche village. The settlement has a “sister” on the Ukrainian side of the branch, named Chilia Nouă.
Tourist attractions in the area:
• Babina and Cernovca ecologically reconstructed areas, former agricultural polders during the communist regime, restored and returned to the delta through the first ecological reconstruction project conducted by the “Danube Delta” National Research and Development Institute from Tulcea.
• Angling and hunting
• Trips in the area on
ROUTE NO. 9:
CHILIA VECHE VILLAGE – BABINA BRANCH – CERNOVCA BRANCH – SULIMANCA CHANNEL – MERHEIUL MIC LAKE – MERHEI LAKE – MATIŢA LAKE – BABINA LAKE – RĂDĂCINOASELE CHANNEL – PARDINA CHANNEL – CHILIA VECHE VILLAGE.
ROUTE NO. 10
SF. GHEORGHE VILLAGE – ZĂTON CHANNEL – BUHAZ CHANNEL – PALADE CHANNEL – CRASNICOL CHANNEL – SF. GHEORGHE BRANCH – SF. GHEORGHE VILLAGE.
This route is an alternative to the route no.18.
ROUTE NO. 11
SULINA TOWN– CARDON CHANNEL – SFIŞTOFCA CHANNEL – PERIPRAVA VILLAGE
Leaving Sulina town, situated on the Sulina branch, the route has Periprava village as objective, on Chilia branch.
The route follows the Cardon and Sfiştofca channels until Periprava village. As an alternative to this route, tourists can visit the settlements situated on the Cardon and Sfiştofca channels.
Cardon, Sfiştofca and Periprava villages are situated on the Letea sand bank, formed in time with sediments brought and deposited by the sea waves. A proof of this phenomenon is the presence in the sand of Letea sand bank of the specific shells for salt water of the sea. The lanscape is spectacular, with uneven sandy soil and barren dunes, sometimes of significant heights. These high dunes areas alternate with the low ones, which are flooded in spring. Thus, forest clusters appeared in the lower areas and formed the Letea Forest.
In Periprava, tourists can visit the village and the Old Tradition Christian Church, specific for the predominant ethnical population of this village: Russian-Lippovans. They came in this area since the beginning of XVIIIth Century as a result of the religious persecutions. Near Periprava village is situated one of the most visited tourist objectives in the delta, Nebunu Lake.
Once arrived on Chilia branch, the route can be optionally combined with ROUTE NO. 9: CHILIA VECHE VILLAGE – BABINA BRANCH – CERNOVCA BRANCH – SULIMANCA CHANNEL – MERHEIUL MIC LAKE – MERHEI LAKE – MATIŢA LAKE – BABINA LAKE – RĂDĂCINOASELE CHANNEL – PARDINA CHANNEL – CHILIA VECHE VILLAGE.
Alternative to the route:
ROUTE NO. 12
SULINA TOWN – CARDON CHANNEL – MUSURA GULF – MUSURA BRANCH – STAMBULUL VECHI BRANCH – CHILIA BRANCH – PERIPRAVA VILLAGE.
ROUTE NO. 13
UZLINA VILLAGE – UZLINA LAKE – ISAC LAKE – ISAC 3 CHANNEL –PERIVOLOVCA STREAM – SF. GHEORGHE BRANCH – UZLINA VILLAGE.
With the following extension: UZLINA LAKE – ISAC LAKE – ISAC 2 CHANNEL – LITCOV CANAL – CEAMURLIA CHANNEL – CRIŞAN CHANNEL – SULINA BRANCH – CRIŞAN VILLAGE.
Uzlina village is situated in an excellent position in the southern part of the Delta, on the Sf. Gheorghe branch. It may be reached by boat from the Murighiol village. There are a lot of accommodation possibilities on the village.
Along the route tourists can observe a large number of birds.
JURILOVCA VILLAGE – GURA PORTIŢEI – GOLOVIŢA LAKE – CHANNEL V – SINOE LAKE – PERIBOINA FISHERY – HISTRIA FORTRESS – CHANNEL II – ZMEICA LAKE – GOLOVIŢA LAKE – JURILOVCA VILLAGE.
The route crosses Razim – Sinoe lacustrine complex. On this route tourists can visit, coming from Sinoe Lake, Histria Fortress. Another stop included in this route is the Periboina Fishery.
Along this route the visitors have the possibility to cross and to observe the important lakes which form the lacustrine complex: Razim Lake, Goloviţa Lake, Zmeica Lake and Sinoe Lake.
ROUTE NO. 15
TULCEA TOWN – SULINA BRANCH – MILA 22 CHANNEL – ŞONTEA STREAM – DUNĂREA VECHE – MILA 23 VILLAGE
This route is recommended for the tourists interested both in the reserve’s beauty and the local traditions. Starting from Tulcea, the route first follows the Sulina branch to Mila 22 channel. Here, a channel with the same name detaches and makes the connection with gârla Şontea. By crossing Gârla Şontea towards Mila 23 village, tourists enjoy moments of relaxation and beautiful landscapes. In the same time they can observe a range of birds like: egrets, grey herons, squacco herons, glossy ibis, cormorants etc. At the end of Gârla Şontea there is Dunărea Veche, with Mila 23 village situated on its bank. The name of this settlement comes from the sea mile that marked the distance on the old course of Sulina branch. It is a typical fishermen village which knows, during the last years, an increasing tourism development, being preferred by many tourists, especially by sport fishermen. New modern houses and agro tourism boarding houses appear every year near the old typical fisherman’s houses.
ROUTE NO. 16
CRIŞAN VILLAGE – DUNĂREA VECHE – BOGDAPROSTE CHANNEL – BOGDAPROSTE LAKE – LA AMIAZĂ LAKE – TREI IEZERE LAKE – LOPATNA STREAM – ERACLE CHANNEL – DUNĂREA VECHE – MILA 23 VILLAGE
For the tourists staying in Crişan, the route offers the possibility to organise successful trips due to the beauty and the variety of landscapes. The route connects Crişan and Mila 23 villages, crossing a range of channels and lakes, some of them being excellent places for birdwatching. From Dunărea Veche, on its left side, there is Bogdaproste channel which links the old Danube branch with Bogdaproste Lake. After crossing the lake, following the connecting channel, tourists arrive at Amiază Lake and then to Trei Iezere Lake. Depending on the time of the year, on these lakes they can observe a series of bird species like pelicans, swans, geese, coots etc. After crossing Gârla Lopatna and passing through Eracle channel, the route ends in Mila 23 village.
ROUTE NO. 17
SULINA TOWN – BUSURCA CHANNEL – ÎMPUŢITA CHANNEL – OFFSHORE BAR – TĂTARU CHANNEL – SF. GHEORGHE VILLAGE
This route is recommended to the tourists who choose to spend their holiday in Sulina and offers a recreation alternative on the beach. The route connects the town of Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe village, following the offshore bar on the route: Busurca channel – Împuţita channel – Offshore Bar – Tătaru channel – Sf. Gheorghe village.
Sf. Gheorghe village is the place where Sf. Gheorghe branch flows into the Black Sea. Tourists can spend a few days in one of the agro tourism boarding houses built here.
ROUTE NO. 18
SULINA TOWN – BUSURCA CHANNEL – ROŞU CHANNEL – ÎMPUŢITA CHANNEL – ROŞULEŢ LAKE – ROŞULEŢ FISHERY – ROŞU LAKE – PUIU LAKE – MOCANSCA CHANNEL – ERENCIUC LAKE – SF. GHEORGHE BRANCH – SF. GHEORGHE VILLAGE
From the Busurca channel, the route connects the Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe through the channels and lakes of Roşu – Puiu Complex. During the trip tourists can visit the Roşuleţ Fishery and Roşu Tourist Complex, known as “Roşu Holiday Village”. The complex offers accommodation and food services in bungalows, a restaurant and a disco-bar.
Continuing on this route, at a distance of 100 m from the tourist complex, there is a wooden cross with a mermaid sculpture on it. The cross was built in the memory of sculptor Paul Zipper and fisherman Gheorghe Timoftei, drowned during the night of 25th April 1996, in Danube’s water. The cross was made by a friend of the deceased, Fane Georgescu, survivor of the accident.
During the trip, tourists can stop and organise fishing contests in one of the lakes mentioned above. On the way to Sf. Gheorghe, the route follows the Mocansca channel to Erenciuc Lake, crossing it to reach Sf. Gheorghe Branch. On both sides of the access channel to Sf. Gheorghe branch, there is a strictly protected area, Arinişul Erenciuc, the only area in the delta where common alder grows compactly. This is the nesting place of white-tailed eagle because it finds here the best shelter conditions.
Continuing on Sf. Gheorghe branch, tourists arrive in the village with the same name.
From Sf. Gheorghe village tourists can make trips on Route no. 10:
Sf. Gheorghe village – Zăton channel – Buhaz channel – Palade channel – Crasnicol channel – Sf. Gheorghe branch – Sf. Gheorghe village.
ROUTE NO. 19
CÂŞLA LAKE – GÂRLA SOMOVA – POTICA LAKE – PARCHEŞ LAKE – TELINCEA LAKE
This is the only route upstream Tulcea, in the area called “Upper Delta”.
The route crosses the lakes from the Somova – Parcheş complex, starting from Câşla Lake. At the end of the route, near Telincea Lake, there is another strictly protected area, Rotund Lake.
Lake Câşla is the starting point of the route. On its bank, at only 2 km distance from Tulcea, there is the “Europolis” Tourist Complex that offers accommodation possibilities, restaurant and terraces, trips with catamarans, boat renting etc.