Ahtopol – romance, sea, history and nature

Ahtopol is the southernmost city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located at the foot of the Strandzha Mountain. It is suitable for a quiet and peaceful holiday at sea, together with sightseeing of historical and natural landmarks. Inevitably, walking along the seafront promenade with the fishing pier, the lighthouse and the high rocky shores create dear memories in every visitor, that provokes a desire of returning.

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Tsarevo – the gate to Strandzha mountain from the Black Sea

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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Primorsko: Arkutino Beach

Arkutino Beach is one of the favourites of many tourists who choose the Southern Black Sea annually for their holiday in Bulgaria. It has beautiful features – extensive beachfront, high dunes – home to rare plants, and stunning horizon views including the Snake island and the green shores of Ropotamo Reserve. It consists of a guarded and unguarded part. Also, the location of Arkutino Beach is easy and accessible – right next to the main road connecting the towns on the South Black Sea Coast. Therefore the beach is a frequently visited destination by tourists staying in Sozopol and Primorsko, who diversify their vacation by visiting new beaches. In addition around the pier, the waters are shallow and even a few tens of meters into, the level is only knee-deep. For this reason, Arkutino Beach is a favourite place for families with young children.

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Cape Emine – the northern end of Burgas Bay

Cape Emine is the northernmost point of the Burgas Bay and can be seen from far away from some of the cities located in it – Pomorie, Nessebar, Sozopol, Chernomorets. Besides, the Cape is a navigation marker for sailors and fishing boats. In this regard, there is a lighthouse at its very end.

Beside Emine is part of the Balkan Mountains and a place where the mountain meets the sea. Because of this, the shores here are incredibly steep – 60 meters above sea level. The site is mostly visited by vacationers who came to to the nearby beach of Irakli, as well as by hikers, passing the 600 km long mountain hiking trail from Kom peak (near Berkovitsa, West Bulgaria). Access to Cape Emine is difficult and requires either a high-speed car or a pedestrian crossing (at least 7 km).

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Irakli Beach – spacious and inviting, shrouded in a forest mantle

Irakli Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Bulgarian South Black Sea Coast with its excellent natural features.

Most of the beach is entirely wild, surrounded by thick forest, which attracts fens of direct contact with nature. Because of its popularity, Irakli has become a symbol of escape from the urban lifestyle. Both campers and guests of the nearby big resorts – Obzor and St. Vlas visit it, for diversifying their holidays at sea.

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Sozopol: The “Chauffeurs’ Beach” in the Alepu area

The “Chauffeurs’ Beach” is one of the most famous and attractive wild beaches on the South Black Sea coast. It is easy to access and is 37 km away from Bourgas city. Because the beach is spacious, long and not crowded, it is an excellent place for those who want quiet tranquillity on the beach. Besides, it is close to the natural landmark “Alepu Swamp” and is also popular with the name “Alepu Beach”.

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Sozopol – the city of salvation from the monotony

Sozopol is the oldest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It has a unique architectural appearance, and there are many historical sites on its territory that worth a visit. Besides cultural tourism, the town offers excellent opportunities for sea holidays, sports and entertainment as there are beautiful beaches here. Around the city, there are also natural attractions that you could explore. Annually, at the end of each summer, the Apolonia Arts Festival takes place here, which is, of course, an additional entertainment for tourists – music, theatre, cinema, ballet, architecture, plastic arts. Sozopol is suitable for both stay with family and summer active nightlife – many discos and nightclubs are capable of satisfying all musical desires.

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Nessebar – an ancient seaside town

Nessebar is attractive to tourists with its excellent opportunities for a holiday at sea and its remarkable old atmosphere. It consists of two parts – the “New” City, where are the spacious beach and hotels, and the “Old” City, which has an abundance of old buildings. The buildings are of different ages, with the oldest being more than 1500 years old. Despite their age, they are in good condition, therefore Nessebar entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition, the old town has attractive geographical features – built on a broad peninsula with steep banks, connected to the land by an isthmus.

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Sinemorets – a paradise for relaxing at sea and adventures.

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.
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Primorsko in Bulgaria – information, landmarks and beaches.

The town of Primorsko, Bulgaria is a large Black sea resort and has superb qualities for sea holiday combined with a lot of fun. Its location near the Ropotamo Reserve provides plenty of opportunities for nature walks and historical monuments. Also, folklore festivals take place here. The area offers a variety of attractions that make it suitable for both a relaxing family holiday and a stay with active nightlife with lots of parties and fun.

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