Ensconced between the Thracian plains, the Burgas lowlands, and the Black Sea, this proud mountain massif rises. Its elevation is 1,031 metres at its highest peak, the Mahya Dagi. Its area makes it Bulgaria’s largest national protected Nature Park. Many things combine to make a visit to the mountain indispensable:
Nature: The Mediterranean climate and coast had bred a great diversity of exotic flora and fauna on the mountain massif. The great mountain plateaus are wonderful too look at – undulating green forests without sudden interruptions of harsh, upthrust rock. The waters of the mountain are thought to have healing powers. There are four precious nature reserves and other protected natural sites, that tourists should be mindful off. This includes a prehistoric cave dwelling.
People and Settlements: The 19 villages and two towns on the mountain have not lost their cultural authenticity in music, dance, architecture, or even firewalking. Panagyrs, village gatherings, are held frequently every summer.
Tourists spend most of their time here interacting with the locals, cycling, birding, fishing, riding, camping or simply trekking. So long you observe the park rules, this could be a highly rewarding getaway for you.
Strandja Mountain Travel Tips
- Local hosts may arrange cars for you if you ask them to.
- Buses, though cheaper, don’t ply between all the settlements. Also, their running times can only be found out on the spot.
- Carry cash. Tip 10%.
How to Reach Strandja Mountain
- From Burgas’s central bus station, buses leave for various villages on the mountain park multiple times daily.
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95% of people who visit Burgas include Strandja Mountain in their plan
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45.37% of people start their Strandja Mountain visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Strandja Mountain
94.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Strandja Mountain
Strandja Mountain Reviews & Ratings
Hello-- I will be visiting Strandzha Mountains in May 2019--it is possible to do without a car? I also need recommendations of where to stay as a home base--I'd like to stay with a local family and be as native as possible. Thank you.Answer Report Abuse
Hi, Christopher. If you are not planning on using your own vehicle, you can opt for public transport around Strandja Mountain. But, you will have to check the timetable from the official website as it may change in the next 6 months. You can check from different types of hotels in Burgas to find something of your choice.