Strandzha Mountain occupies the southeastern part of Bulgaria and part of neighboring Turkey. We go exactly to the place where Strandzha meets the Black Sea, where the seashore meets the Perseids, and the Milky Way sinks into the warm waters of the sea.
The ancient name of Strandzha is Paroria, i.e. “Border mountain”, and its name in Greek is Strandza. It is the most exotic mountain and the least populated region of Bulgaria. And if Strandzha was once densely populated with Thracian tribes, rich in sanctuaries, tombs, hesychastic monasteries, and breathtaking natural beauty, the focus of our tour are the sea, seafood, marine nature, and sea people.
The Black Sea is one of the small and relatively closed seas. Its area is 423,488 square kilometers, and the deepest place – 2,244 meters near the Crimean peninsula. Visibility is 30 meters in deep water, salinity is about 17 per mille. There is no life below 100-120 m due to the high content of hydrogen sulfide. However, this has preserved many sunken vessels from ancient times to a hundred years ago, and even American scientists have long searched here for the remains of Noah’s Ark. We will not find them, but we will meet the rare breed of real people with big hearts and foreheads streaked by the sea breeze, who have lived here for centuries and produced our food.