Quiet seaside holiday house Owned by an author & international travel writer & his photographer partner, 'Artist's Retreat' is a paradise of tranquility in the Black Sea village of 2 Mai, 500 meters from sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants. This rustic, 3-bedroom house is set in a private garden with colorful aromatic primroses & lavender, grapevines and a shady pergola for outdoor dining, with table & chairs set out romantically under the stars. It is only 5km from Vama Veche & Bulgaria.
房源空間 Described as "a peaceful beach oasis," 2 Mai is one of the best-kept secrets in Europe and could easily be mistaken for Claude Monet's famed Giverny deep in French Normandy or Salvador Dali's hometown of Figueres in Spain's Catalonia. Located close to the beach with clear waters for daily, invigorating swims and quiet sunbathing, 2 Mai also features friendly cafes and restaurants offering vegetarian, seafood and meat selections including traditional Romanian main dishes, desserts and fine Romanian wines. Live music concerts take place nearby.
In addition to its close vicinity to warm, inviting beaches, 2 Mai is a short seven-minute drive from the historic town of Mangalia, a former 2,000-year-old Greek settlement known as Kallatis. Buzzing with activity, it features lively open-air vegetable and fish markets, as well as spas offering special saltwater and mud-bath treatments. Here you can visit the Kallatis Archeological Museum and the 16th century Esmahan Sultan Mosque, the oldest mosque in Romania. 2 Mai is also only a 5-euro taxi ride (25-minute walk) from its 'twin' resort, Vama Veche, a little-known brother of Venice Beach, California, where live music plays in numerous beach-lined bars, cafes and restaurants. Festivals here include a national folk festival, an international salsa competition and public performances and a free photo and video training program. Offering even more diversity, neighboring Bulgaria is only 4 kilometers away, with Europe's oldest settlement, now an intriguing architectural site on an island reached by footbridge, just 15 minutes across the border.
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