Irakli is a protected area situated in the land of village of Emona with an area of more than 42 hectares. It is about 27 km north of Nessebar, 55 km in the same direction of Burgas, about 15 km south of Obzor, approximately 11 km from Sunny Beach, about 80 km from Varna and 450 km from Sofia.
Irakli is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches on the Bulgarian coast. He is known for over 3 km long beach that borders the slopes of the Balkan Mountains and the easternmost point of the country cape Emine.
The area was declared a protected area in 1994. Here are found the typical coastal habitats of rare and endangered plant species such as sand lily and poinsettia, woundwort sea, sand spurge, Tatar mlechnik, sea vetrogon, and numerous birds. It is guarded by picket of National Movement "Green Patrols".
The beach offers excellent conditions for camping and holiday in tents. Due to the lack of construction and facilities and its remoteness from major seaside resorts, Irakli is a favorite place for recreation. Nearest shops and restaurants are located in the village of Emona, which is located about a kilometer from the area.
In close proximity is the Emine cape, which was built lighthouse, constructed in 1880 Here is the fortress of Emona, whose ruins are now almost obliterated. The cape reveals a beautiful view to Nessebar.
Traditionally, each year the first of July of Irakli welcomes the sun, following custom, July Morning.
Sources: vilatiana.com, daspasimirakli.org, bg.wikipedia.org