Reserve Ropotamo - nature and legends ...
Author: Мери Георгиева, 5.3 km From Arkutino. , GPS coordinates: N 42.3204700 E 27.7386948
Ropotamo Reserve is one of the oldest reserves in Bulgaria, situated along the eponymous river Ropotamo. It combines a variety of animal species unless and neharekternite for these latitudes, etc. dense forests. These are forests with high-rise structure with a wide variety of plants, such as equatorial forests. No less interesting rock formations, which many legends
In Reserve Ropotamo are about 250 species of birds, 71 of which are endangered species and participate in the Red Book of Bulgaria. If you walk along the beautiful shores of the river you will encounter and lakes, which grows the beautiful water lilies and marsh reeds. Here is a very rare species of flora, namely Sea wormwood that is used in medicine to produce medicine against parasites.
All these natural resources are stored in ropotamsko beautiful coast.
Besides the beautiful scenery and representatives of flora and fauna you can see the fantastic rock formations that marvelous and challenged human imagination for centuries.
The most interesting among them is the "Lion's Head," which in 1947 was declared a phenomenon. It is a compilation of many rocks that form the image in the profile of a lion's head. There are many legends about these bizarre rocks, but one of them to this day a matter of interest. It is said that the highest point of the rock is very deep well, which is buried treasure of gold hidden there by the rebel leader Valchan that cunning lured Turkish ship at the mouth of the river and got the treasure, so the fortress where the Lion's Head is named after - Vulchanovo Kale.
Another legend tells of a Thracian fortress Ranuli whose patron was a great golden lion.Archaeologists have found remains of a fortress that prezstavlyavali Medieval church and fortress walls. If you want to see interesting rock throughout its profile, it is best to take advantage of the boat on the river. The walk takes about 40 minutes and will take you to a beautiful place where nature meets the river to the sea. Before you will discover beautiful landscapes, and while traveling will be accompanied by interesting birds that curious fish you caught or seen quietly perched on a dead tree will pose for photos.
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