Discover Krapets (A.K.A. Krapec, Krapetz) – The Last Quiet Place On Bulgarian Seaside

Krapets (Krapec, Krapetz) is a small seaside village, located 10 km north of Shabla, about 90 km from the nearest airport of Varna at the end of an access road that hugs the Black Sea coast. It is a quiet place known for its dunes and birdlife.

The village is perched on the beach, surrounded by vast wheat and sunflower fields and wild nature reserves. The area of Krapets is a low plateau, slightly elevated and inclined towards the sea. The Black sea coast is low, a combination of ochre cliff sections and beach strips with sandy dunes.

The native people are merry, friendly and show their hospitality to every visitor at the village. Many guests of Krapec have tasted the famous local speciality – Fish broth. The main occupation of the natives is growing vegetables, farming and fishing. The village is usually quiet and sleepy, unless you happen to be there on the Day of Bulgarian culture and the Slavonic Script (May 24th). This day the village meets their guests and turns out for festive folk-singing and dancing.

Holidays in Krapets

If you have been wanting to kiss the sun; and if you have been dreaming of having a grand vacation in a heavenly paradise without spending that much, Krapets is for you. This place is known for its exceptional scenery and wonderful bodies of water. Definitely, spending your holidays on this site would make you feel relaxed and would surely allow you to temporarily escape from the stress of the workplace. Know more about what Krapets has to offer by reading its description and other important information on our special page Holidays in Krapets.

In Krapets you will not find tens of All-Inclusive hotels, however, there is plenty of accommodation available. There are around thirty hotels, guest houses, separate villas and lodgings scattered in the village. The prices and conditions are far from those of luxury hotels in popular resorts, but still, they will satisfy those who seek tranquillity and want to be close to nature.

The beach of Krapets

The atmosphere in this little-visited part of the coast seems to be world away from the packed beaches of Varna, Golden Sands, Sunny Beach and Albena. Locked in rural solitude, it’s an ideal place to get away from it all. The village is surrounded by one of the largest and finest beaches (length>6 km.) on the Bulgarian seaside. The sand dunes and the beach are remarkably undeveloped, and the whole gem of place maintains its wilderness and authenticity. The Hellenes used to name the Black sea Pontus Euxinus, amiable sea. And it’s true that the Black sea near Krapets is amiable and hospitable: calm and pure, without ebb tide, without dangerous fishes, with a fine sandy bottom.

Durankulak lake

Durankulak lake

Just a kilometer northeast of Krapets is a fish-rich Durankulak lake. It attracts fishing fans with plenty of Pike-perch, Carp, Catfish, Bream, Crucian carp, Rudd, and even European eel. The lake, with semi-salty water and swamp flora, is surrounded by steppe vegetation. On the narrow strip separating it from the sea is the sand-dune hugging plant life. It is famous for being a reserve for a number of marsh birds, some of them are registered in the Red Book of the fauna species in Bulgaria.

On the big island in the Durankulak lake is discovered the temple of Kibela – the oldest prehistoric necropolis in continental Europe. Nearby remains of the ancient Eneolithic settlement (existed from 5400 to 4100 B.C) were excavated. Excavation has also revealed many other finds dating back to various periods of human civilization. All archaeological finds can be seen in the Historical Museum of Dobrich.

How do I get to Krapets?

Krapets is connected with Varna and Dobrich via Shabla by daily bus transport. The road to Varna is a first-class one and leads to the Romanian border northwards. In addition, there is a daily bus from Sofia to the nearest town of Shabla.

More useful information about Krapets

Where exactly is the village of Krapets located?

Krapets is the last village on the coast – only ten kilometers away from Bulgaria’ northern border with Romania. The village is only 4km from the international road E87, which Shabla is 10km and Varna is about 90km away – about an hour by car.

What is the climate in Krapets?

The climate in Krapets is typical for our Northern Black Sea coast – warm and dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures rarely exceed 30°C and winter temperatures are almost always above freezing.

Is tourism developed in Krapets?

Krapets is one of the few places still untouched by construction on the sea and does not offer large ALL-inclusive hotels, but only thirty small hotels, guest houses and bungalows, most of which can be found on the page Holidays in Krapets. Restaurants in the village and the region are also few, but so far manage to satisfy the demand during the active tourist season.