Amasra: Turkish Black Sea Port Town
Contributor Iskenderfilm created this beautiful drone video of the Turkish Black Sea port town of Amasra. The town is situated in the Bartin province, about a third of the way along the coastline moving west to east. The video provides bird's eye views of this ancient town, with its red roof buildings. It also shows how closely the mountains of northern Turkey hold to the Black Sea coast, which form a lovely backdrop for port cities like Amasra.
Romania's Dobrogea Region
Dobrogea is a region in the eastern part of Romania, where the mighty Danube River empties into the Black Sea. Top contributor The Brothers M used a drone to create an unforgettable aerial tour of of this stunning region. Despite the lack of mountains characteristic of other regions in Romania, you will be amazed by the stunning coastline, incredible shots of migratory birds, ship and bridge traffic on the Danube, and bird's eye views of some of Romania's many wind turbines.
Turkey's Black Sea Mountains
Northern Turkey contains some of the country's most spectacular mountain scenery. The Pontic Mountains extend along virtually the entire Black Sea coastline, with peaks as high as almost 4k meters (about 13k ft.). The tallest mountains in this range are the Kaçkar Mountains, which is a subrange towards the eastern end of the main Pontic range. This video submitted by Turkey Home will give you an aerial tour of these amazing mountains of northeastern Turkey.
Romania's Black Sea Coastline
The western Black Sea in Eastern Europe is shared by Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. The sea is of considerable importance to Romania, providing it with a waterway to the Mediterranean and thereby to the world beyond Europe. In this amazing drone video, contributor Mariansterea give us an aerial tribute to the Romanian Black Sea coastline, home to some of the most popular tourist spots in the country as well as the busy seaport of Constanta, the largest port on the Black Sea.
Berdyansk: Ukrainian Black Sea Port
Berdyansk is a Ukrainian port the Sea of Azov, a large and extremely shallow body of water which is an extension of the Black Sea. While not as large as the port of Odessa further to the west, Berdyansk is nevertheless an important shipping center in the southern Ukraine, which otherwise lacks access to the sea. In this video, contributor Daniilsamoilenko uses a DJI Phantom 3 drone to do an epic selfie pull out shot revealing the red sand beach and the blue sea water behind it.
Sochi: Russian Black Sea Port
Sochi is a Russian city on the eastern end of the Black Sea, at the edge of the Caucasus region which connects Europe to Asia. Sochie took the world's center stage in 2014 when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Winter Olympic Games. More recently, it hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup Games and the Russian Grand Prix. Carry Studio used a drone to create a beautiful aerial portrait of this charming city at golden hour.
Ghost Ship in the Black Sea
Contributor Mariansteria created this epic drone video of one of the most famous shipwrecks in the Black Sea. The Evangelia was a refrigerated cargo ship which was wrecked near the Romanian seaport city of Constanta (Costinești, home of the largest port on the Black Sea) in 1968. The video contains some epic head-on and overhead shots of the extremely eerie looking 7k+ ton gross ton rusting ship, which stands nearly upright in shallow waters.
Nessebar: Bulgarian Beach Town
Top contributor Mattcoq gives us an unforgettable aerial tour of the Bulgarian resort town of Nessebar. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the most important town on Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast. Contributor Mattcoq used a drone to make an amazing drone video of this 3,000 year odd town, which is in the province of Burgas. It lies in the heart of the coastal area known as the Red Riviera due to its popularity with communist officials during the era when Bulgaria was part of the Warsaw Pact.
Constanta is the principal city of eastern Romania. Situated on the country's Black Sea coast, its the country's largest seaport as well as the largest of any seaport on the Black Sea. It's also the oldest settled part of Romania, having been founded over 2,500 years ago. Constanta is the largest city in the region of Dobrogea, a region which covers the Romanian Black Sea coastline. In this video, contributor MarianSterea gives us an aerial look at this ancient port city in the dead of winter.
Batumi: Georgia's Black Sea Port
In this drone video by contributor Rasul Abdurazakov, you'll get a drone's eye view of the Black Sea port of Batumi in Georgia. It's one of the largest cities in this republic of the Caucasus, and its largest port city. Batumi dates to the Antiquity, and was the site of a Roman fortress. The city was ceded by Turkey to Russia following the Russo-Turkish War which concluded in 1878; following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Batumi became part of the newly independent Georgia.
The Mighty Black Sea Port of Constanța
For centuries, the Black Sea was the world's most important body of water for shipping. While that is no longer the case, it remains very significant, and is the only water path to the open ocean (via the Bosphorus Strait and then the Mediterranean) for four different countries. The largest port on the great sea is Constanta, in Romania's Dobrogea region. In this video, Claboo Media gives us a drone's eye view of this extremely modern seaport, part of a city which dates to 600 BC.
The Crimean Peninsula
Contributor Feel Alive created this magnificent drone video of the Crimean Peninsula in southern Russia. The Peninsula, which is largely covered in mountains, juts out into the northern Black Sea. Long part of the Russian Empire, the Crimea was initially part of the Ukraine when the Soviet Union dissolved in the early 1990's. In 2014, in a controversial vote, Crimea elected to secede from the Ukraine and join Russia. It's considered amongst the most naturally beautiful areas in Eastern Europe.
Mamaia: Black Sea Resort Town
What does a top beach resort on the Black Sea look like in the winter? Find out with this drone video from contributor Mariansterea. He flew his drone over the resort area of Mamaia, a beach town in Romania's Dobrogea region which lies along the Black Sea. Mamaia is situated a bit north of Constanta, the site of Romania's largest port and the largest city in the Dobrogea region. This popular beach area seems eerily abandoned in this video, shot in the depths of winter.
The Sea of Azov
The Sea of Azov is a northeastern extension of the Black Sea, shared by the Ukraine and Russia. Fed by two of the most important rivers in Eastern Europe (the Don and Kuban), it's the shallowest sea in the world - its average depth is only 1-14 meters (3-45 ft.) depending on the season and river intake. In this video, you will get a bird's eye view of the frozen Azov Sea, compliments of contributor danielsamoilenko. It was filmed around the Ukrainian port of Berdyansk.
Lighthouse in Odessa
One of the most important ports on the Black Sea is Odessa, in the Ukraine. Situated near the northwestern "corner" of the great inland sea, Odessa is the country's third most populous city and by far its most important port. Odessa is the second largest seaport on the Black Sea, after Constanta in Romania. In this video by aeroodessa, you'll get a bird's eye view of a lighthouse overlooking the (mostly frozen) Black Sea near Odessa.