Silistar Beach is the southernmost big beach on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The hospitable sheltered bay, the wild forest behind the beach, the lack of buildings together with the incredibly clear waters, the elongated rocky capes at both ends make it a favourite beach for the many vacationers who chosen the local area as a holiday destination.
The beach is attractive to both adventurers and vacationers seeking solitude, as there are two completely wild beaches nearby that one can reach along а coastal eco-path. Those are the beaches “Lipite” and “Listi”.
Silistar Beach lays between the resort settlements of Sinemorets (6 km) and Rezovo (7 km) and from the regional city Burgas is 88 km south. Can reach the beach by car, there is also parking in the woods. Read more… “Sinemorets: Silistar Beach”
In Ahtopol, at the fishing pier near the lighthouse, is the start of the route past volcanic formations to the Veleka River Mouth. Near the port can park a car. Then, there is walking to the south along the curves of many small bays resembling fjords and rock formations. Тhere are ascents and descents along the entire route because the relief is rugged. At the end of the way, overall, you will reach a steep shore where can see a magnificent view of the Veleka River Mouth near Sinemorets. Read more… “Ahtopol – Sinemorets – hiking trail past volcanic formations to the Veleka Mouth”
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. Read more… “Ahtopol – romance, sea, history and nature”
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). Read more… “Pomorie Lake: Walk along the sand strip”
The Thracian dome tomb in Pomorie is unique to the Balkan Peninsula. Archaeologists date it at the end of the III and the beginning of the IV century AD. For this reason, it is defined as the latest representative of the Thracian tombs for the territory of Bulgaria. Also, it is the most massive Thracian tomb in Bulgaria. Read more… “Thracian dome tomb in Pomorie”
Pomorie is the third-largest city on the Black Sea coast after Varna and Burgas, and one of its main branches is tourism. It has excellent conditions for a seaside holiday combined with historical and natural landmarks. Its location near the Pomorie Lake provides opportunities for walking along the eco-trail as well as watching of rare birds. Moreover, Two specialised sanatoriums and some spa hotels offer mud baths with the unique healing mud and lye from Pomorie Lake, which attracts thousands of visitors year-round. The city is also attractive to wine connoisseurs – there are several wineries here that organise tasting dinners, and a wine festival takes place here summertime. In general, Pomorie is a suitable destination for families with children as it is a peaceful resort. Read more… “Pomorie – information, landmarks and beaches”
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. Read more… “Marina Reka – a walk in the prehistoric forest”
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. Read more… “Tsarevo – the gate to Strandzha mountain from the Black Sea”
Along with this boat trip, you can contemplate the dense forests on the banks, similar to a jungle, with creepers, many swamp turtles and water snakes. The vegetation is such abundant, so overhanging branches of the trees overshadow the river.
Overall, this trip is a small but easily accessible adventure in the wildlife around the town of Primorsko. Read more… “Primorsko: Boat trip upstream 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. Read more… “Primorsko: From Arkutino to the mouth of the Ropotamo River”