The “Lion’s head” (“Lavskata glava” in bulgarian) is located in 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, 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 traveling 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. This place is suitable for hikers, came for 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)
Ropotamo Reserve is located near the town of Primorsko, Bulgаria and has the same name like 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 interesting and rare objects: 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.
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. The tourists like this town also and because of the folklore festivals that take place here. The place 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.
Ropotamo Reserve and its surroundings are famous for its wild nature, rugged relief, various natural landmarks, rocky seashores, beach, dunes and swamps. It is located in close proximity to the town of Primorsko, Bulgaria.
On the attached below map, the boundary of Ropotamo reserve is marked with a red line. The protected areas “Beglik Tash – Ropotamo” and “Rock formations, the fjords and the seal’s cave in the area of Cape “Maslen Nos” are located close to it.
The hiking trail provides an easier access to the famous destination – Cape “Maslen nos” near town of Primorsko, Bulgaria. The Cape is an ancient harbor, a point of reference for sailors and a beacon for centuries. In the present – an exotic beach with waters rich in fish and the presence of remarkable rock formations resembling fjords. There is also a good opportunity for a panoramic view of the wild shores of the southern side of the Ropotamo Reserve.
The trail starts from the thracian cliffs – sanctuary Beglik Tash passes through scenic forest road and reach the bay of St. Paraskeva, that was an ancient port, and later served as a hideout of pirates in the Middle Ages.
This is the most scenic trail round Ropotamo Reserve, near the town of Primorsko, Bulgaria. It provides the oportunity to see an objects of archaeological importance and to enjoy the beautiful forest scenery, sea and rock formations.
Beglik Tash is a complex of high cliffs groups, each with a different role, served in the ancient Thracian rituals at sunrise. It is near Primorsko, Bulgaria. Аpart from its history and beautiful scenery, the site is attractive for the tourists because offers a couple of possibilities for hiking trails 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).