Durankulak Village and its beaches
Durankulak Village is the northeastern populated point of Bulgaria, only 5 km from the Romanian border and 2 km from the beach. Its name derives from the Turkish language and means “standing ear” because of its resemblance to the shape of the Durankulak Lake. Situated at 1 km southeast of Durankulak and separated from the sea by a sand strip is the protected site Durankulak Lake. Also known as the Eagle (Kartaliisko) Lake or “swamp”, as the locals call it, it is not very deep and it is more than two times longer than it is wide. Every lover of nature should go and visit it and observe some rare and endangered species of the flora and the fauna
In the waters of the lake two islands have been formed. The big island (now a peninsula), with an area of 20 decares, is the first prehistoric open-air museum in Bulgaria. The only European cave shrine of the goddess Cybele and the Neolithic mound from 4600-4200 BC are on it. Traces of the oldest agricultural and stock breeding population of Dobrudzha, bearer of the prehistoric culture Hamandzhia, are found.
Durankulak’s mark in recent history are the Durankulak riots of 1900. After voting the tithes law disgruntled villagers rebelled, hundreds were arrested and held in prison without trial, and Durankulak and Shabla were under military siege for a month.
The opportunities for cultural and ecotourism can be easily combined with a real sea holiday in Durankulak. The village offers family hotels, private accommodation and camping sites with bungalows and a restaurant with stunning sea views.
If you have not decided where to relax in the summer yet, discover the beauty of the northern Black Sea coast, choose Durankulak and take advantage of the opportunities for recreation combined with cultural and ecotourism.