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In Bulgaria, 378 km of coastline is waiting for you along the Black Sea! Fans of water sports will be able to enjoy their sports activities in the best conditions. Summer means a party atmosphere every day in the streets of pleasant seaside resorts: lots of stalls selling souvenirs or varied delicacies, alongside welcoming café terraces. There are many balneotherapy or thalassotherapy centres offering all types of treatments using local mineral water springs, famous for their healing powers.
On the southern coast of the Black Sea, ‘Sunny Beach’ – which, true to its name, is very sunny – is 9 km long. The sea here is pleasantly shallow, and is overlooked by some magnificent dunes. Close by is the historic town of Nessebar, with an old town that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the day, visitors can enjoy the area’s coffee shops, restaurants and water parks, complete with some colossal slides. From dusk till dawn, the beach bars and trendy discos make the town a lively, vibrant place.
Eat fish from the Black Sea: the city of Burgas is located in a coastal region with a strong fishing tradition. Don’t miss out on tasting freshly-caught fish in one of the many welcoming restaurants.
Buy a rose-scented souvenir: Bulgaria has a long history of producing rose oil, and it continues to play a key role in the country’s economy. Be it rose-flavoured alcohol, rose soap or rose cream, Bulgaria’s prized rose oil is one of the most expensive essential oils and has many uses.
Get the wind in your sails: a boat ride along the Bulgarian coastline offers captivating views of chic marinas, natural landscapes and unspoiled bays.
Sozopol: built on a peninsula that reaches far out to sea, Greek seafarers named the town after their god, Apollo. With its quintessential stone and wood houses dating back to the 19th century, and its winding, narrow streets, the romantic old town vies with historic Nessebar as the most beautiful town in the country.
Nessebar: this charming town is one of the oldest in Europe, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Strolling through the streets you’ll come across fascinating historical buildings and churches – some of which date back to the 14th century – all squeezed into the tiniest of spaces (850 x 300 m).
Visit one of Bulgaria’s many monasteries: the neighbouring monastery of Sveti Georgi near Pomorie, for example, where three monks still live today, is worth a detour. Its 18th-century monastery church is home to classic icons of considerable artistic value.
Around 30 km from Burgas Airport, not far from the historic town of Nessebar. Sunny Beach (or ‘Slantchev Briag’ in Bulgarian) is a seaside resort known for its fine sandy beaches, and is perfect for children. It is 9 km long and up to 150 m wide in places, with areas of wild, untamed dunes to be found along its length. There are many hotels, restaurants and coffee shops for holidaymakers to enjoy. The beaches are dotted with modern, laid-back bars that are ideal for enjoying a drink with friends, and party animals will love the resort’s vibrant atmosphere which lasts late into the evenings. The resort also offers a fantastic range of entertainments including two water parks, mini-golf courses and extensive shopping facilities, meaning there will be plenty for you to do on your seaside holiday. Transfers to Burgas Airport take around 50 minutes.
Cost per hire of a parasol and two sun loungers on the public beaches of the Sunny Beach seaside resort is around 14,- per day.
A smaller, quieter hotel area, around 3.5 km to the south of the historic town of Nessebar, and around 2 km from the town’s new districts. Nessebar’s old town is home to no less than 10 churches from various eras, as well as traditional wood and stone houses dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the oldest orthodox churches – dating back to the 5th century – sits at the centre of the little peninsula, and is a wonderful example of a three-nave basilica. Nessebar’s entire historic centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, in addition to a wealth of culture, travellers will find all sorts of quintessential little restaurants there offering delicious regional cuisine, many of which have beautiful terraces overlooking the sea. Sunny Beach’s resort centre is around 7.5 km to the north. Transfers to Burgas Airport take around 40 minutes.
This seaside town sits in an idyllic location at the heart of a region covered predominantly in farmland. Pomorie has been renowned for its excellent wine for many years, along with its mud baths which, owing to their therapeutic qualities and iodine content, are mainly used for cases of rheumatism. Many bistros are to be found offering local wine in the town centre, as well as a park running alongside the sea and friendly coffee shops. The hotels are located to the south of the town, in an area surrounded by a pretty walkway which is perfect for a stroll. Families will love the quiet location, and the fine sandy beach sloping gently towards the sea. The airport is around 15 km away, and transfers only take around 15 minutes.
A new hotel area is currently under development in Aheloy to the north of Pomorie, close to the area’s extensive salt lakes which create a unique landscape and act as a stop-over for birds migrating along the famous Via Pontica flyway. The airport is around 15 km away, and transfers only take around 15 minutes.
Cost per hire of a parasol and two sun loungers on the public beaches of the Sunny Beach seaside resort is around 12,- per day.
A day packed with discovery and adventure! Set off to explore the inland area of Sunny Beach and its charming villages along old Roman roads in Russian army jeeps, drivers included. Admire the beauty of the Bulgarian landscape, uncover the secrets of traditional honey harvesting, and learn how Bulgarian families live.
During this day-long excursion, you will explore the unspoiled natural surroundings of the legendary Strandzha mountain massif. You will visit a trout farm, where you’ll have the chance to indulge in some caviar and a nice glass of sparkling wine.
Step back in time in the village of Brashylan, and explore the unique architecture on display in the open-air museum. There is a display on quintessential Bulgarian customs, and you will also have the chance to taste local specialities. Lunch and drinks included.
You’ll head for Sozopol, which is one of the oldest settlements on the shores of the Black Sea, passing by several small villages and Burgas, Bulgaria’s fourth-largest city, along the way. Despite its turbulent history, Sozopol has retained its old-world charm. Nowadays, many painters and actors flock to the town every summer. Then you’ll take a boat trip up the Ropotamo River through a nature reserve. Next on the agenda is a tour of Sozopol’s old town, some free time, and lunch with drinks included. The tour will stop in Burgas on the way back.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.