On July 20 Ilinden or the day of St Elijah is the official holiday of the village of Banya in the municipality of Nessebar. On that date people from all over the village do not miss to visit the oldest building there – the Church St. Prophet Elijah. The temple is supposed to be nearly 300 years old. On the occasion of the holiday, an offering will be given in the yard of the church.
The beginning of the festive program of the village square will be given by the mayor EmilOgledalov and the performances of the local folklore group Ilindenche. For the mood of the guests will take care also the dance formation Mladost from Burgas, the conductor of ensemble Kitka Maria Markova, trio Ilindenche and Denislav Kehayov with his orchestra. For the first time in front of the audience will be presented the newly created singing group at Probuda Chitalishte in the village. The culmination of the evening will be a festive firework.
The village, which is located a few kilometers from the sea, is also known for its proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Black Sea coast – Irakli. In fact, it is supposed that the name of the strip comes from that of the ancient Greek hero Heracles, who was revered as a god and was admitted to Olympus. Irakli Beach is also considered divine by all who want to rest in harmony with nature.
It is located in the protected area of Emona. The Rhine is known for the diversity of rare birds, which often nest directly on the sand and plants, some of which in the Red Book of the Protected from Extinction Species in Bulgaria. The almost three kilometers long beach has doesn’t have buildings. The region is also included in NATURA 2000.