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Visit Bulgaria to explore its stunning 378-kilometre coastline bordered by the Black Sea! Fans of water sports can enjoy the very best sporting conditions here, and holidaymakers can experience the pleasant seaside resorts come alive with festivities during the summer months, with countless souvenir shops, food stalls and inviting café terraces to choose from. There are lots of balneotherapy and thalassotherapy centres in the region that offer a range of treatments using water from the local mineral springs, which are renowned for their healing properties. Further inland, you will find a bucolic countryside landscape dotted with small villages, where you can soak up the local culture and folklore, sample authentic cuisine and learn about the local traditions of wine-growing and bee-keeping.
On the southern coast of the Black Sea you’ll find Bulgaria's largest seaside resort. The 9 kilometre-long ‘Sunny Beach’, which – true to its name – is always bathed in sunshine. The sea here is pleasantly shallow and overlooked by magnificent dunes. During the day, visitors can enjoy the area’s coffee shops, restaurants and water parks, complete with some gigantic slides, and after dusk, the beach bars and trendy discos turn the town into a lively, vibrant party hub until the early hours. The nearby historic town of Nessebar, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also well worth a visit.
This beautiful, child-friendly beach is 9 kilometres long and up to 150 metres wide in places. It is fringed by modern bars and cafés, all of which invite you to unwind in a relaxed setting. The lively atmosphere by day and vibrant party atmopshere by night are what this seaside region is known for, but it also offers a wide range of leisure activities for a fun holiday by the sea. Distance to the airport: 30 km.
Sveti Vlas is a small town at the foot of the southern Balkan slopes, in the northern part of Burgas Bay. It has quickly developed into a seaside resort and offers a quieter alternative to the famous Sunny Beach resort. The pleasant coastline is home to three beautiful golden beaches and a marina where luxury yachts dock. Distance from the airport: 33 km.
In the historic old town of Nessebar, which is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can discover 10 churches from different eras, as well as traditional houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition to its range of cultural attractions, Nessebar also boasts many lovely restaurants serving authentic local dishes. The centre of the resort of Sunny Beach is approx. 7.5 km away. Distance to the airport: 27 km.
The small, charming seaside resort of Aheloy is known for its orchards and vineyards, but also boasts a number of tourist attractions and excellent restaurants. It is located close to the lively tourist centres of Nessebar and Sunny Beach, but is at the same time far enough away for a quiet holiday by the sea. Distance to the airport: 15 km.
The seaside town of Pomorie is renowned for its excellent wine and mud baths, which are particularly recommended for those who suffer from rheumatism. In the town centre there are a number of authentic bistros serving local wine, as well as small, friendly cafés. The hotel area to the south of the town is bordered by a pretty promenade which is perfect for a stroll. Distance from the airport: 15 km.
The area around Burgas has a strong fishing tradition and is the place to go to eat delicious freshly caught fish from the Black Sea. You can sample them in one of the many restaurants where they are skilfully prepared.
Rose oil production is a major economic activity with a long-standing tradition in Bulgaria. It is one of the most expensive essential oils, it can be used in a variety of ways - for example, as a brandy, soap or cream. You're bound to find a rose-scented souvenir to take home with you here!
A boat trip along the Bulgarian coast offers captivating views of trendy marinas, beautiful natural landscapes and unspoiled bays.
Built on a peninsula jutting deep into the sea, Sozopol was named by Greek sailors in honour of their god Apollo. With its typical stone and wooden houses dating from the 19th century and its narrow, winding streets, this romantic old town rivals Nessebar for the title of the most beautiful town in the country.
The picturesque town of Nessebar is one of the oldest in Europe. Take a stroll through this UNESCO World Heritage Site to discover its rich and fascinating history. Nessbar boasts the highest concentration of Byzantine architecture in Bulgaria, not to mention a host of other monuments and churches, some more than seven centuries old.
Visit one of Bulgaria's many monasteries, such as Sveti Georgi near Pomorie, where three monks still live today. Its 18th-century abbey is home to classical artefacts of considerable artistic value and is well worth a visit.
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
This half-day excursion will take you to Pomorié, a town famous for its lake and the expanses of salt marshes formed in Roman times.
Visit the Salt Museum, where you will learn about the local traditions of extracting this white gold. The tour continues with a visit to the small Orthodox monastery of Saint George, the patron saint of Pomorié.
The morning will end with a visit to the Stratsin winery, one of the most renowned on the coast, for a tasting of 3 varieties of wine.
You will pass through Bourgas, the country's 4th largest city, and a number of small villages, to get to Sozopol, which is one of the oldest settlements on the shores of the Black Sea. Despite its turbulent past, Sozopol has retained its traditional charm. More than 80 of its houses are listed as heritage sites, and the town attracts many painters and actors every summer.
Then, if you wish, you can take an (optional) boat trip on the Ropotamo river through a nature reserve. The programme then includes a tour of the old town of Sozopol, followed by free time for lunch (included in the price, drinks not included). Lastly, there will be a short stopover in Bourgas on the way back.
Spend an exciting half-day on board a catamaran. You'll set sail in the direction of the famous Cape Eminé, while gazing out at the outline of Nessebar as it melts into the sea!
For 4 hours, you'll sail around under the shining sun and have the opportunity to snorkel in the blue waters of the Black Sea.
Lunch will be served on board, and drinks are included.
Enjoy a lovely half-day tour of the picturesque streets of the town of Nessebar.
The trip will begin with a short diversions to the lookout point of the Khan's Tent, with a 15-minute photo break to snap some pictures of the Sun Coast bay, flanked to the south by the Nessebar peninsula.
You will then continue to Nessebar for a guided walking tour through the cobbled streets (comfortable shoes recommended), where you will see old churches dating from the 10th and 14th centuries and typical Bulgarian Renaissance-style houses built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
There will be free time to explore the city at your leisure.
If you’re looking for silence and tranquillity in the fresh air, why not immerse yourself in Bulgaria's peaceful and authentic landscapes?
The first stop is a small farm in a beautiful location between fragrant meadows perfumed with the scent of bees. In this apiary, the secret of beekeeping and the production of pure honey is passed down from father to son. Nikolay and his family invite you to discover this fascinating world and share their passion and knowledge with you, as well as giving you a taste of the produce. At the end of the visit, you will have the option to buy a few jars of honey, so you can take the sunshine and the scent of the Bulgarian meadows home with you.
The itinerary continues with a visit to another family-run business, the Kamenyak farm and dairy, at an altitude of 600 metres. The farm complies with organic farming specifications and has applied for organic certification. The owners will tell you all about how they produce Bulgarian sheep's cheese, and you can enjoy the strong, full-bodied or mild flavours of some local specialities, including yoghurt, while admiring the rolling hills of the Balkan mountain range. Lunch will be provided and includes typical cheeses such as kashkaval and siréné, accompanied by homemade bread and seasonal raw vegetables.
You will then continue on through the countryside, which alternates between wheat fields, vineyards and rolling hills for as far as the eye can see. Next, you’ll visit the Stratsin estate, home to a young winemaking couple, to taste their white, rosé and red wines, which are all made in the traditional local style and are full of the sunshine and flavours of the land. The wines will be served with cold meats and cheeses. The winemakers will be delighted to share their passion for keeping family winegrowing traditions alive, while adding their own touch of creativity and modernity.
For more information and bookings, please contact your LuxairTours guide on site.