The fishing village of Jurilovca (Tulcea, Romania) is situated in the South of the Danube Delta, in the midst of the best areas for bird-watching; pelicans, herons, terns, waders and songbirds, you usually don’t have a chance to watch everyday, are to be found abundantly, here. Constanţa, the port at the Black Sea, is about a one-hour drive to the South as well as Tulcea to the North, situated at the riverside of the Danube, overlooking the entrance to the Delta.
Jurilovca (see Picture Gallery
) is situated alongside the two Delta lakes Razim and Goloviţa, since olden days known for their being abounding in fish. Edible fish are offered freshly caught every day, among them the legendary Danube wels (Silurus glanis
), huge wild carps (Cyprinus carpio
), pike-perch (Stizostedion lucioperca
), tench (Tinca tinca
), Danube herring (Alosa pontica
), Northern pike (Esox lucius
), and from the nearby sea Golden grey mullet (Liza aurata
) und Black Sea turbot (Scophthalmus maeoticus
The weather: from June to mid-September nearly constantly hot and sunny days, a light breeze from the sea and hardly rain, one of the most steady fine-weather-periods of European summer (continental climate). Three times a day there is a ship across the Goloviţa Lake to the sandy beaches of Gura Portitei on the Black Sea. With its vegetable and vine gardens, Jurilovca is a spacious and quiet place. Here, along streets lined by fruit and walnut trees, the holiday homes
of DELTA TOURS are to be found together with the other houses, mostly built in the traditional style of the local Lipovans
A dozen food stores, a bakery, the traditional farmers’ market on Sundays as well as street sale of fresh fruit and vegetables ensure food supply. Furthermore there is a tourist information with Internet access, which since some time is working pretty well, also a post office, a petrol station and several busses a day to Constanţa and Tulcea as well as 2 physicians and 2 pharmacies.