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Shabla

Post code: 9680
Intl dial code: +359 5743

Shabla

The town of Shabla is situated in the northern part of the Black Sea coast and boosts with a clean and beautiful beach
The town of Shabla is situated in the northern part of the Black Sea coast and boosts with a clean and beautiful beach

The town of Shabla, the population of which is 4 451 people, is situated in the northern part of the Black Sea coast and boosts with a clean and beautiful beach. It is only 24 km away from the Bulgarian-Romanian border and 66 km away from the country's third largest city, Varna.

The settlement's emergence dates back to Thracian times. Later on, the town became a Greek colony, followed by a Roman settlement, named Karia, with an adjacent harbour in the vicinity of the Shabla cape. The town's apogee was reached in early Byzantine times, when trade and crafts underwent brisk development. However, this prosperous period was followed by a downturn, during which Shabla decayed to a mere settlement of fishermen.

The archaeological excavations at the Shabla Cape (about 5km east of the town) are the most popular place of interest in the neighbourhood. These reveal the remains of an ancient Roman fortress, which has served as a commercial hub for a number of settlements along coast. The fish-rich Lake of Shabla, situated only 3 km away from the town, is another nice place to visit. It is genuine natural habitat, and a home to more than 100 000 wild geese. The Dourankoulak Moor, situated to the north of Shabla, is yet another must-see location for naturelovers. It is famous for hosting a number of marsh birds, including such in the Red Book of Bulgarian fauna. It is not only nature that attracts visitors to this place - the remains of the largest Eneolithic settlement in Europe have been excavated on the big island in the Dourankoulak Moor.



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