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Tsarevo Municipality is located in the south-eastern part of the Republic of Bulgaria. It is situated at 65 km to the south of Bourgas, on the E-87 highway. The municipality borders Black Sea to the east, Malko Tarnovo Municipality to the west, the Republic of Turkey to the south and Primorsko Municipality to the north.

A specific landscape feature of Tsarevo Municipality that is being utilized for the implementation of its tourism functions is the shore. There are 16 beaches along the coastline of the municipality, with a total length of 9,184 m, and the municipal center - the town of Tsarevo - is situated at three bays.

The largest river in Strandzha - Veleka river - crosses the municipality. The lower stream of the river (the last 10 km) is suitable for sailing.

The town of Tsarevo has over 6,000 inhabitants, and lies 72km south of Bourgas. Similarly to other nearby towns and villages, Tsarevo is situated at the very border between the Strandzha Mountain and the sea. It lies over two small peninsulas, bordering a beautiful inlet. The peak of Papiya, which is 502m high and shows traces of an old fortress, stands out to the south of the town and is an additional attraction of Tsarevo. The town is an administrative centre and has a lot of specialised stores (e.g. for vehicle spare parts) and a hospital.


In ancient times, the place was inhabited by a colony named Vassiliko. The town of Tsarevo was included in the territory of Bulgaria only in 1912. The name of Tsarevo dates back to the 1930s. With the communists' taking power in September 1944 it was renamed into Michurin in honour of the renowned Russian biologist and bore this name until the fall of socialist rule. It is an international port for medium - sized passenger and cargo ships. Once one gets into Tsarevo, it is worth spending a cloudy day away from the beach, deep into the Strandzha Mountain. The mountain was declared a natural park in 1995 (in fact being the largest one in Bulgaria) and is one of the least explored in Bulgaria, which explains the richness of its wildlife. The mountain also has a lot of caves (particularly in its western part), traces of ancient civilisations (such as stone figures, sun discs carved in stone, Thracian dolmnes, fortrees walls, protobulgarian sanctuaries, etc). The mountain villages are also unique in terms of spirit and architecture. Two such authentic villages to the southwest of Tsarevo on the road of Malko Tarnovo are Kolodovo (22km away from Tsarevo) and Bulgari (17km away). The village of Bulgari is famous with its "nestinarski" dances (barefoot dance on glowing embers), held on the occasion of village fairs or holidays, such as the one of St. St. Constantin and Elena on the 21st of May. Two natural reserves, Silkosiya and Tisovitsa, which fall within the boundaries of the Strandzha Natural Park, can be found to the south and west of Bulgari respectively. Trees of some 200years of age can be seen there . Another attraction in the neighbourhood is the village of Gradishte where Thracian mounds were discovered.  

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