Welcome to Strandzha Nature Park
The remote Strandzha Nature Park, established in 1995, occupies a good chunk of the country's southeast, stretching from low-lying central mountains to the southernmost strip of the Black Sea coast. At 1161 sq km, the park is Bulgaria's largest protected area. It shelters a diverse range of flora and fauna, with vast forests of oak and beech, 40 species of fish, 134 breeding bird species and 65 species of mammals – including golden jackals, wildcats and otters – as well as various ancient ruins. The park’s ecotourism potential is slowly being developed, but visiting the area is not easy without private transport.