Sinemorets Strandzha Nature Park

Besides the beautiful beaches and the fact that it is a seaside resort, for Sinemorets you must know that is located on the territory of Strandzha Nature Park.

Over 50% of the Bulgarian flora is represented there with a big number of endemic, relict, rare and threatened Red Book species.

The Strandza Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum), flowering with fabulously beautiful violet flowers.
In Europe, its range includes southeast Bulgaria, which is the last surviving European Tertiary habitat.

The centuries-old natural Strandza forest hides Tertiary relicts and local endemic plant species that can be seen only here. The relict plant community and individual plants have remained since the Tertiary Age (about 70 million years ago). The total numbers of plant species in Strandza is about 1,665.

 

Strandza Nature Park is the biggest protected area in Bulgaria. It occupies 1.161 km2 about 1% of the national territory and 23.5% of the total protected territory in the country.