Pomorie Lake: Walk along the sand strip

Pomorie Lake is separated from the sea by sand strip and artificial dyke, and it lays around the town of Pomorie. The sand of the beach is in black because of the iron oxides that contain. It is the longest beach on the Southern Black Sea – 6 km long. Moreover, the place is suitable for beach, walking, jogging and leisurely cycling, as the whole road is wholly level and wide enough. Along the sand strip, there were formed dunes during the years. On them grow rare and protected kinds of plants that need high salinity soil.

The locals call the area with the name “Ivitsata” ( “the strip” in translation).

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Marina Reka – a walk in the prehistoric forest

In this incredible place – the “Marina Reka” area, you will have the opportunity to observe into one small area plants that inhabited the whole of Europe during the Tertiary period. The locality attracts tourists because of its easy access, as well as being the closest destination to the sea, where the symbolic plant for Strandzha mountain grows. That is the rhododendron ponticum. The area is only 12 km west of Tsarevo and 45 km east of Malko Tarnovo.

The beginning of the hiking trail leading to the area starts from the main road Tsarevo – Malko Tarnovo. It is about 5 km after the village of Izgrev, Strandzha Nature Park. At the present time, there is only a small, hard-to-see sign where can park a car. It is preferable to reach that exit by vehicle (own or rent) because public transport doesn’t stop here. For more accurate orientation, you can download the GPX file attached below.

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Primorsko: From Arkutino to the mouth of the Ropotamo River

As an alternative way to reach the mouth of the Ropotamo River, except for the hiking trail starting from Primorsko, there is also an eco-path whose start is at Arkutino Beach. Sequently is passing through Cape Caya and continues to the mouth. The path consists of an alternation of dunes and forest and the route is smooth and relatively flat. Along the way, you can see many rare sandy plants, moreover and the bizarre rock formations of Cape Kaya. This route belongs to Ropotamo Reserve.

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Primorsko: Rock formation “Lion’s Head” and a fortress

The “Lion’s head” (“Lavskata glava” in Bulgarian) is a part of Ropotamo Reserve near Primorsko, Bulgaria. It is a rock formation composed of syenite blocks and declared as a natural landmark. Its age is 65-70 million years, and it rises 80 meters above the Ropotamo River in a stretch where the trunk road Sozopol – Primorsko runs parallel to the river. It has great popularity because it is noticeable by travelling cars on the road. In proximity to the “Lion’s head” (300 meters of it) you can go by one of the hiking trails in Ropotamo Reserve.

The place attracts tourists because of the beautiful forest nature, rugged relief, panoramic views of the surrounding area, as well as the opportunity to see objects of archaeological significance. It is suitable for hikers, came for a vacation at the Black Sea coast. In the early Iron Age, it was built an ancient city, and its fortress was used until the 19th century when was named “Valchanovo Kale” (“Valchan’s fortress” in Bulgarian).

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Primorsko: Walk to the mouth of Ropotamo river

Ropotamo Reserve is located near the town of Primorsko, Bulgаria and has the same name as the passing river. It is part of the larger protected area Ropotamo Ramsar. In addition to the variety of animal and plant species, you can also see many other unusual and rare landmarks: rock formations, archaeological monuments, the Ropotamo river basin, the marsh with the European white water lilies, etc. In this part of our site, I will introduce you the eco path reaching the mouth of the Ropotamo river.

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Ropotamo Reserve – information and map of hiking trails

Ropotamo Reserve and its surroundings are famous for its wild nature, rugged relief, various natural landmarks, rocky seashores, beach, dunes and swamps. Its location is close to the town of Primorsko, Bulgaria.

On the attached map below, the boundary of Ropotamo reserve is with a red line. The protected areas “Beglik Tash – Ropotamo” and “Rock formations, the fjords and the seal’s cave in the field of Cape Maslen Nos” are located close to it. Read more… “Ropotamo Reserve – information and map of hiking trails”

Hiking trail from the thracian cliffs “Beglik Tash” to the Cape “Maslen Nos”

The hiking trail provides more available reaching to the famous destination – Cape “Maslen nos” near the town of Primorsko, Bulgaria. The Cape was an ancient harbour, a navigation marker for sailors and a beacon for centuries. At present – it is an exotic beach with waters rich in fish and the presence of remarkable rock formations resembling fjords. In addition, there is also an excellent panoramic view of the wild shores of the southern side of the Ropotamo Reserve.

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From Beglik Tash to the wild Bay St. Paraskeva

The trail starts from the Thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash passes through scenic forest road and reach the wild Bay St. Paraskeva, that was an ancient port and later served as a hideout of pirates in the Middle Ages.

This path is the most scenic trail around the area of Ropotamo Reserve, near the town of Primorsko, Bulgaria. It provides the opportunity to see objects of archaeological importance and to enjoy the beautiful forest scenery, sea and rock formations.

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Primorsko: Walk to the Thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash

Beglik Tash is a complex of high cliffs groups, each with a different role, served for the ancient Thracian rituals at sunrise. It is near Primorsko, Bulgaria. Besides its history and attractive rocks, the place is exciting to tourists because it offers a couple of hiking trails. They are leading to other historical sites and scenic landscapes – Bay “St. Paraskeva”, Cape “Maslen nos”, rock formation “Lion’s head “and mouth of Ropotamo river (look at the bottom).

To get to the ancient Thracian cliffs Beglik Tash, firstly, you have to go into the town of Primorsko. After that, you have to pass along North Beach of Primorsko and “Perla” Residence. Continue on the asphalt road through the forest. Further, you will reach an exit, where is a large sign reading “Бегликташ” and barrier.

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