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Strandzha, Bulgaria
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Strandzha is a mountain massif in southeastern Bulgaria and the European part of Turkey, in the southeastern part of the Balkans between the plains of Thrace to the west, the lowlands near Burgas to the north and the Black Sea to the east. Its highest peak is Mahya Dağı (1031m) in Turkey, while the highest point on Bulgarian territory is Golyamo Gradishte (710m). The total area of the massif is approximately 10000km2. The name of the massif allegedly derives from Istranca, the former name of the Municipality of Binkılıç in Çatalca district, Istanbul province.Geography and climateThe climate of the area is considerably influenced by the Black Sea and is predominantly humid continental in the mountains and humid subtropical at the coast. Major rivers in the area are the Veleka (147km long) and the border river Rezovska (112km long).Strandzha Nature ParkStrandzha Nature Park, established in 1995 in the Bulgarian part of the massif, is the largest protected area in Bulgaria, embracing 1161km2, or about 1% of Bulgaria's total territory.History and cultureInhabited by the Thracians in antiquity, Strandzha is an area with a large concentration of ruins of Thracian sanctuaries and sacrificial altars, dolmens and other archaeological objects.
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  • You will be surprised if you visit this natural park that can be found only 56 kms from Primorsko city in Bulgaria. The natural park is practically a lime stone gorge with lush green vegetation. The g...  more »
  • This national park is located along the Turkish border. A beautiful nature reserve with very bad roads. The area is very Woody and you drive there hours without someone. We first went to Kosti. According to the map you would from there to Mishkovan Niva can drive, but that way we never found. So back again and via Brushlyan to Gramatikovo. This is a beautiful picturesque village of farmers with 18th century wooden houses. When we arrived there just drove a jeep safari road. Funny, all the ladies in traditional costumes went back to their houses to turn himself to dress up. This village is worth to view and walk through. Especially if there is no other tourists. The other villages where we came through it we found not much. But the area is beautiful. Pull a whole day before and keep in mind the very bad roads.
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  • This is a lovely area of Bulgaria, easily accessible from Burgas and Sozopol. We found a Bulgarian who took us in his car around a scenic route (charging only 50 lev plus petrol) and we visited Thraci...  more »
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  • Great nature!
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  • Trâbva da Sé visit for da Sé magiâta useti in Strandja
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