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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Tsarevo city is spread over three bays with steep rocky shores, beautiful beaches and there is a large park by the sea. It offers excellent opportunities for holidays on the Black Sea. Besides, the proximity of Strandzha mountain and the main road that starts from here and leads to Malko Tarnovo provides opportunities for eco walks and exploring the Strandzha traditions and customs in the nearby and famous villages of Brodilovo, Balgari, Kosti and Kondolovo. In case of a more extended stay, one can also visit the nearby Black Sea settlements of Primorsko, Varvara, Ahtopol and Sinemorets to see beautiful seascapes, beaches and to walk on hiking trails in nature.
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The boat trip will allow you to enjoy the Veleka River’s shores which are vegetation-rich. You will also watch the rare yellow water-lily (Nuphar lutea) and many representatives of a Western Caspian turtle (Mauremys rivulata). On the Veleka River (Bulgaria), the place where you can rent a boat for a trip is at the entrance of the village of Sinemorets (on the Black Sea Coast). After you pass along the steel bridge turn to the right. There is a small pier in immediate proximity to the asphalt road. There you can hire a kayak or get on a boat with a waterman. He also has a role as a guide.
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Sinemorets resort has excellent conditions for recreation at sea combined with opportunities for tourist walks around beautiful nature. To this contributes its location on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the mouth of the Veleka River. The beaches of Sinemorets are among the most beautiful along the Black Sea Coast. Two of them are entirely wild and suitable for those seeking tranquillity and privacy in nature. The 8 km stretch from the mouth of the Veleka River to “Tsarsko kladenche” is acceptable for sailing, which provides opportunities for a motorboat and kayak trip, to observe the rare yellow water lily.
The location of Sinemorets is on the territory of Strandzha Nature Park (the most significant nature park in Bulgaria). Next to the village, there are declared two protected areas with unique natural resources. Read more… “Sinemorets – a paradise for relaxing at sea and adventures.”