The village of Malak Preslavets is situated 9 km to the north of Zafirovo and 49 km to the west of Silistra. It is accessible throughout the year via an asphalt road in relatively good condition. The Project includes the rehabilitation and extension of the road leading to the Swamp. The ecoroute is easily accessible in the summer and does not require any special equipment.
Malak Preslavets is a picturesque village in a hilly locality. Wonderful ceramic vessels and other artifacts as well as some pre-historic dwellings have been found in the area around the village. One of them contains a unique pre-historic tomb dating from the 6th c. B.C. The body was in a 'khokir’ (prenatal position). This is one of the earliest dated burials in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula.
Malak Preslavets offers favourable conditions for organic farming, village and eco-tourism. The stunning combination between centuries-long history and landscape of incredible beauty attracts visitors to this heavenly place, where over 30 houses were bought by foreign citizens last year alone.
The Museum of History in Zafirovo was established in 1987 under the auspices of the local Chitalishte. Museum curator is Rumen Lipchev from the Silistra District Museum. The village Museum of History contains information about the most important historic events in the region. Visitors can see primitive tools, maps of Roman Provinces and of the Roman route along the Danube, the ruins of a Thracian mound in Sokol and written documents about important events dating from the time of Ottoman Rule.
Amateur dance and choir clubs with the Chitalishte in each of the villages perform numerous rites and rituals - Koleduvane (Christmas Eve) Lazaruvane (an ancient festival of youth and spring), Trifon Zarezan (Vinegrower's Day), Babin Den (the Midwife's Day) and local dances. There is an annual festival of municipal amateur art clubs. Another interesting holiday is the Kuker’s day, which takes place on Cheesfare Week (the seventh week before Pascha/Easter).
Traditional village dishes include fish soup, grilled mackerel, grilled lamb and apricot rakia, of course.