Silk Road

the silk road map

The secret ingredient in the history of Dobrogea is undoubtedly the Silk Road .

The first mention of the northern loop of the Silk Road that passed through the Dobrogea was discovered by Academician Mircea Malita on a map during Tang Dinasty ( 618-907 CE). This map shows the northern Silk Road version , the version that ran along the Caspian Sea, down to Crimea, and then cross Dobrogea by Enisala to Byzantium.

Dobrogean branch of the Silk Road was administered for centuries by Byzantine emperors who built a series of fortifications designed to protect trade routes . In the thirteenth century, Emperor Michael VIII left ten thousand families Seljuk Turks to settle in Dobrogea and granted  commercial monopoly to Genoese merchants who took over the management of the commercial road guard fortresses in Northern Dobrogea and in Crimea.

Enisala Safari Village offers a journey of two days on the old Silk Road .

The first day we visit the fortress Argamum then Histria, the ancient commercial city that flourished in Dobrogea in late antiquity. You will enjoy in our expeditions the lunch in the Romanians, Tatars and Russians genuine rustic households, which reveals you the authentic multicultural ways of life, the traditional tasty food and different sort of local wines. Backway to Enisala we’ll pass Ibida city, a Roman ancient fortification.

The next day we visit the Museum of History in Tulcea , then we move on to Halmyris , we visit Lake Razim lagoons and finally, we stop at the city Enisala fortress, a Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman former fortress.

The Enisala Safari Village library can offer you a rich literature about the past history of Dobrogea, which contains both general information and detailed information about Hamangia culture, Babadag culture, about Scythians crossings, but also legends about theThracians knights, about Greek, Romanian, Byzantine, Genovese and Turkish culture.

Routes, programs and prices by request