The site is located approximately 2, 5 km east of Murighiol commune and about 3 km from Dunăvaţul de Jos. Halmyris has known three major periods of habitation: Getic, early Roman period and late Roman period. (01) (02)
The archaeological excavations since 1981 have demonstrated the existence of a continuity of life from the sixth century BCE until the sixth century CE. Starting with the second century, on this place is built a military camp which from the end of the third century will be transformed into an important town surrounded by defensive walls, with 15 towers and two gates. A number of over 10 inscriptions certify the existence near the camp of a village of sailors (Vicus Classicorum) and of an important early Roman necropolis. In the centre of the town there is a monumental building, probably the command residence. At the beginning of the seventh century due to the Slavic and Avar attacks, the life goes off slowly in this advanced post of the Roman Empire.

  • Biserica Ortodoxă din Dunavăţu de Sus are forma de cruce grecească, cu două turle proeminente care dau impresia de monumentalitate. Pictura interioară este realizată cu multă măiestrie şi migală.
  • Geamia este destinată celebrării cultului la musulmani şi a fost construită în jurul anului 1849.
  • Mănăstirea Halmyris se află la o distanţă de aproximativ 2 km de la ieşirea din localitatea Murighiol, pe drumul pietruit înspre Dunavăţu de Jos.

Hramul Manastirii, Sfintii Mucenici Epictet si Astion (cele mai vechi Sfinte Moaste descoperite la noi in tara, anul 280 dupa Hristos) se sarbatoreste la data de 8 iulie. Biserica atinge o inaltime de 37 metri si este prevazuta cu 5 turle. Ca elemente de noutate amintim: demisolul din piatra, turlele bisericii pe spate (nu in fata, asa cum suntem obisnuiti), portrete ale unor personalitati bisericesti pe peretii exteriori.

The lakes in this area are home to sapropelic black sludges with therapeutical qualities. The waters of the lake Sărături Murighiol are strongly salinized of cloruro-sulphate type (hence the name of the lake), being characterized by the great diversity of the zooplankton and the phytoplankton.
The water of the Lake Saratura I is also therapeutical due to the mineralization with an average of 6,7 g/l. Saratura III lake, also known as Lacul Sarat was declared a natural reservation in biological interest. Saraturi – Murighiol Lake is located between the localities Murighiol and Plopu and has a length of about 2 km and a maximum width of 500 m. Visited for the special landscape, for therapeutical purposes and for practicing fishing, the reservation which comprises the „Violet lake” (Turkish name due to the colour that comes from the waters rich in salts and mineralized sludge) is part of the Natural Reservation Sărături. True fauna paradise, the lake has a great importance for birds, here nesting species like the seagull, the common tern, the red-crested pochard and the Kentish Plover. Along with these, the brackish complex represents the ideal place also for colonies of sea robins, black-tailed godwit, snow goose, bean goose, for rare species such as the black-winged stilt, the pied avocet, and the black-necked grebe.
During the winter, the late freezing of the water surface determines a high concentration of birds specific to the wetlands that find here shelter and plenty of food. The very sinuous edges are surrounded by rough paludous vegetation, reed, rush and bulrush ensuring good conditions of nesting for birds.

Razim– Sinoe lagoon complex, a component of the reservation, is located in the south of the Danube Delta and occupies a total surface of about 1145 km2 out of which the surface of the lakes is of 863 km2.
Most of the lagoon complex is a depressionary area, initially occupied by the sea waters, subsequently segmented by the formation of cords and sand banks. At the formation of the complex contributed the Danube and the movement eastwards of the route of the littoral currents. (03)(04)(05)(06)
These processes have removed under the direct action of the sea, the shore of the old golf Halmyris and created favourable conditions for the formation of new shores that have closed the complex Razim Sinoe. The proper formation of the lakes began with the partial isolation of the lakes Zmeica and Golovita from Grindul Lupilor and the total isolation of the lakes Tuzla, Nuntasi from Gridul Saele. In a next stage was formed the sand bank Chituc which isolated the southern part of the lake Sinoe. In the final stage was completed the isolation from the sea of the complex by the formation of the littoral belt between the sand bank Chituc and the sand bank Perisor.
In the perimeter of the complex there are also several islands, of which the most important are Popina Island, Bisericuta Island and Gradistea Island.

• Grădiştea Island is a calcareous island covered by steppe grasslands. It represents a place separated from the rest of the world, a place where tourists feel absolute freedom.

• Razim Lake is a perfect destination for the weekend with an incredibly beautiful road, grain fields, hills over hills, forests and from time to time fields of poppies.
On Razim you can swim – the water is low almost everywhere, the maximum depth is 4m. Clean water, very warm, many birds, quiet and two to three tourists, most of the time foreigners.
• Popina Island is situated in the north of the Lake Razelm, in the vicinity of the fishing facilities Iazurile and Sarinasuf.
Of calcareous nature, it has a surface of about 98 ha and a maximum height of 47 m. In the period 1948-1994, Popina Island was a natural reservation, after 1994 becoming strictly protected area of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation.
The island, being isolated from the mainland, it was able to preserve many species of herbaceous plants specific to the steppe of Dobrogea, characteristic of the steppe zones, constituting the nesting place of certain birds but also the habitat of certain reptiles and insects, some of them quite dangerous. Here is found the endemic plant Ornithogalum oreoides as well as one of the most venomous species of spider, also called the black widow. Popina Island is the only place in the country where we find the grasshopper Isophya dobrogensis. In the rocky areas of shore you can meet water snake specimens and in the clayey areas a few pairs of common shelduck.
It represents an important resting place for the migratory birds and of nesting for the common shelduck. In the spring, you can meet marsh birds, forest birds like: the common nightingale.
On a surface of 98.00 ha, are found small herbaceous plant species specific to the steppe of Dobrogea (reed plots and sedges), as well as aquatic plants, such as the water lily.
The reservation is one of the perfect places for nesting of several species of birds, such as the common nightingale, the black-headed bunting, the calandra lark, the common shelduck and the ruddy shelduck, etc., but also the habitat of some reptiles and insects, some of them quite dangerous.
Here is found one of the most venomous species of spider – the black widow.
The fauna of Popina Island is special also due to the presence of the grasshopper Isophya dobrogensis, being the only place in the country where we find specimens of this species.

At the festival ”D’ ale Gurii Dunării” sign up chefs from six local communities: Chilia, Crişan, Mahmudia, Murighiol, Sarichioi and Sarighiol de Deal. The Association ‘Save the Danube and the Delta’ intends to promote the gastronomic tourism. (01)(02)
The chefs participating in the gastronomic festival from Uzlina, organized by the association Save the Danube and the Delta cook the fish like nowhere else.

• TL-I-s-B-05777 Getic settlement Dunăvăţu de Jos village; approx. 1.5 km west of the village limit, centuries IV – II BC, Latène, The Getic – Dacian culture (01)(02)
TL-I-s-A-05775- The archaeological site ” Zaporojeni Fortress” – Dunavățu de Jos village ; 5 km west from the outskirts of Dunavățul de Jos, on the bank of the lake Razelm; -centuries IV – VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age;
TL-I-m-A-05775.01 Civil settlement Dunavățu de Jos village ; 5 km west of the village, in the immediate vicinity of the fortress, to the N centuries IV – VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age;
TL-I-m-A-05775.02 Fortification Dunavățu de Jos village; about 5 km west of the village, on the bank of the lake Razelm centuries IV – VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age;
TL-I-s-B-05776 Getic settlement Dunavățu de Jos village; about 3 km west of the village outskirts and about 2.5 km NE of Zaporojeni fortress centuries IV – III BC, Latène, Getic- Dacian culture;
TL-I-s-B-05778 Settlement Dunavățu de Sus village; Urban surface, SE sector centuries X – XI, Early Medieval Age;
TL-I-s-B-05779 Fortification Dunavățu de Sus village ; Urban surface, N sector centuries IV – VI AD, Roman-Byzantine Age;
L-I-s-B-05843 Rural settlement Murighiol village; approx. 1 km SE of the village, to the left centuries II – IV AD, DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus Roman Age;
TL-I-s-A-05844 Archaeological site “Halmyris Fortress” Murighiol village ; 1.6 km SE of Murighiol and 50 m N of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus
TL-I-m-A-05844.01 Halmyris Fortress Murighiol village; 1.6 km SE of Murighiol and 50 m N of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus centuries IV BC – VII AD, Greek-Roman Age;
TL-I-m-A-05844.02 Civil settlement Murighiol village; 1.6 km SE of Murighiol, E of Halmyris fortress, N and S of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus centuries IV BC – VII AD, Greek-Roman Age;
TL-I-m-A-05844.03 Necropolis Murighiol village; 1.6 km SE of Murighiol, N and S of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus, as well as on the hills S of Halmyris fortress centuries IV BC – VII AD, Greek-Roman Age;
TL-I-s-B-05845 The archaeological site from Murighiol; between 800 m – 1.5 km SSE of Murighiol village, on the N slope of Murighiol hill, S of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus;
TL-I-m-B-05845.01 Settlement Murighiol village; between 800 m – 1.5 km SSE of Murighiol village, on the N slope of Murighiol hill, S of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus Medieval Age;
TL-I-m-B-05845.02 Rural settlement Murighiol village; 1.5 km SSE of Murighiol village, on the N slope of Murighiol hill, S of DJ Murighiol-Dunavățu de Sus Roman Age;
TL-I-s-B-05846 Getic settlement Murighiol village; NW of the marsh “Sărătura Murighiol”, near Duna hill, 1.5 km SW of the western boundary of the village and approx. 1.5 km SE of the point ” Ghiolul Pietrei” Latène, Getic – Dacian culture;
TL-I-s-B-05847 The archaeological site from Murighiol, point “Ghiolul Pietrei” Murighiol village; “Ghiolul Pietrei”, approx. 2 km NW of Murighiol village, between DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol and the lakeshore;
TL-I-m-B-05847.01 Settlement Murighiol village; “Ghiolul Pietrei”, approx. 2 km NW of Murighiol village, between DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol and the lakeshore The early Medieval Age;
TL-I-m-B-05847.02 Settlement Murighiol village; “Ghiolul Pietrei”, approx. 2 km NW of Murighiol village, between DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol and the lakeshore centuries II – I BC, Latène, Getic – Dacian culture;
TL-I-m-B-05847.03 Settlement Murighiol village; “Ghiolul Pietrei”, approx. 2 km NW of Murighiol village, between DJ Mahmudia- Murighiol and the lakeshore Hallstatt, Babadag Culture;
TL-I-s-B-05848 The archaeological site from Murighiol; Urban surface, near the bank of Murighiol lake;
TL-I-m-B-05848.01 Getic settlement Murighiol village; Urban surface, near the bank of Murighiol lake centuries IV – II BC, Latène, Getic – Dacian culture;
TL-I-m-B-05848.02 Necropolis Murighiol village; Urban surface, near the bank of Murighiol lake centuries IV – II BC, Latène, Getic – Dacian culture;
TL-I-s-B-05849 Tumuli Murighiol village; tumuli are found throughout the entire territory of Murighiol commune;