For the perfect mix of natural beauty and millennia-old history, look no further than Ahtopol Beach. Found within the greater confines of Strandzha Nature Park, this is the largest protected area in Bulgaria and home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna. Eighty percent of the reserve is covered in forests, making the beach areas stand out that much more as a glittering sandy getaway.
From a historical perspective, the area has changed many times, from the Ancient Greeks to the Byzantines to the Ottomans, USSR, and Bulgarian governments. The area was the site of Soviet M-100 rocket launches during the height of the Cold War.
Once you reach the beach itself, you won’t be disappointed. The soft sandy shores are sandwiched between the sparkling blue of the Black Sea and the deep greens of the pine groves behind. The beach is dotted with straw umbrellas and there are restaurants, cafés, and all the amenities you could ever want from this little slice of Bulgarian paradise.
Situated not far from the Turkish border the temperature here is perfect for the beach with the May to October average hovering between 16 and 27 °C. The climate itself is appealingly described as a humid subtropical climate.
Ahtopol Beach: a truly unique natural and historical hidden gem that truly stands out from the pack
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Current weather (Sat May 21st 09:00)
17.4°C / 63°F