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#About the Greek Colony which became a Bulgarian Resort Town

Varna, which many call the "summer capital of Bulgaria," is a great destination for recreation and a trip for romantic couples and lovers of entertainment, for young people on an economical trip and for the whole family. Situated on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria's third largest city, it is a pleasant and green place, with comfortable climates, beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery, excellent Bulgarian food and reasonable prices make it a popular holiday destination for tourists.

In Varna, popular markets, resorts, archeology, medical tourism, history, extreme sports, lovely museums, and beautiful, clean and well preserved beaches. Its streets are filled with theresa trees, pleasant parks and green nature, alongside antiquities, architecture and fascinating historical sites, bustling hotels and casinos.

The capital of the Varna district lies on the shores of the Black Sea, on a strip of beaches that stretches over nearly 400 kilometers, with countless golden beaches and sandy beaches. It is a Balinese city, rich in places of entertainment, food and drink, which also offers a wonderful backpacking holiday, especially thanks to the Golden Sands, the resort area outside the city.

Departure from Varna or from the Golden Sands hotels, jeep trips to the picturesque villages outside Varna, will reveal magical landscapes, people living a traditional lifestyle, fascinating natural phenomena and many historical sites that make the city a mandatory experience in Bulgaria.

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Findings from the middle of the fifth millennium BC, which were discovered in its surroundings, indicate that Varna is one of the oldest cities in the world. As an ancient city, born in the Chalcolithic period, Varna became a city only in 580 BC. It was then founded as a Greek colony called Odessos.

Later, the city flourished under Roman rule. It flourished both culturally and economically, transforming it into a major central port city that spanned a fairly large area.

Gradually Varna, once occupied by Alexander the Great and others, became one of the most sacred cities for Byzantines. In 1201, the Tsar Calvian conquered it from the Byzantines and became one of the main commercial port cities in the region. At the time, it developed extensive commercial relations with the republics of Venice and Regusa (which was situated in today's Dubrovnik region).

In the course of the millennium, Varna underwent many conquests until, during the first Balkan War, which broke out in 1912, it became a town.

During the Second Balkan War it was conquered by the Romanian army and during World War II it was occupied by the Red Army. The Soviets then changed their name to Stalin.

In the 1990's, after the communist regime in Eastern Europe fell, Varna succeeded in taking its place as a successful tourist city and became the resort town we know today.

#When To Visit?

Even on cool days, the weather in Varna is comfortable and pleasant. It is best to reach Varna and Bulgaria during the spring months, April to June, a time of pleasant weather, even if a drop is less stable. The advantage is that there are also fewer tourists.

From July to September, during the summer and official tourist season, the weather is warm and pleasant, but note that during this period most of the places are packed with tourists.

The tourist season in Varna begins in the spring months (April - May) and continues throughout the summer months, until the end of September, early October.

Those interested in skiing will arrive here between December and March.


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Prices in Varna make it possible to travel in taxis, even to hire a taxi driver for a number of hours. But one of the pleasures here is to be exposed to the residents of the city and this is done on a walk and a ride in the public transport of the city (where you should beware of pickpockets).

For trips outside the city, you can hire a taxi driver or rent a car (be sure to take photos of the car as soon as you rent it for insurance purposes). For those renting cars- keep to the speed limit because the policemen here get their salaries in traffic tickets.

For most tourists Varna is a relatively cheap destination. Do not be shy about haggling with the taxi drivers here, who tend to demand an exorbitant price for the trip, especially for travelers to Golden Sands beach.

On the bus and in crowded places, guard expensive objects from pickpockets.


The Bulgarian cuisine offers excellent traditional dishes, such as Bulgarian cheese, which is especially tasty in Bulgaria and yogurt, which was born in Bulgaria and accordingly there are 300 types of yogurt in supermarkets.

Try the Banitsa, the very delicious Bulgarian borax pastry through Gyuvetch, a superb dish that includes cubes of meat, potatoes and boiled vegetables and Shopska, the Bulgarian version of the Greek salad.

Another tasty duty is the excellent Bulgarian muskka and without the eggplant. There is also a Byurek pastry, stuffed vine leaves (Sarmi) and also the finest kebab kebabs and their cold zucchini soup.

In the Bulgarian drinks department they drank the Salibova, a good local plum brandy and a "Grosudova Rakia," a great grape brandy. The popular drink in Bulgaria is mastika, made from wood sap.


In restaurants and cafés in Bulgaria, 15% -10% service fees are left at the restaurant. Taxi drivers get 5% tip and organized local tour operators each receiv a tip of $ 3-2.5 per guide and one dollar per driver.

The places worth buying in the city are spread out over and over. There are plenty of shops in the city center of Knyaz Boris I.

There were those who said that "every street in the city of Varna is a market." Indeed, in the area of ​​the Golden Sands, in the Turkish market around the cathedral and just in the streets of Varna, you will find a variety of surprising stalls, with peddlers and artists who offer their wares and often also bargains and surprises.

At the Varna branch of the Metro shopping center, you can have a variety of cheap shopping and Varna's large shopping malls usually have excellent shopping and excursion packages. See all by clicking on the tag "Shopping in Varna".


With a rich nightlife, including bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs and casinos, in Varna you are more organized. There is an endless supply of places of entertainment for young people and young people.

The casinos pamper gamblers with free food and free entertainment, so many see them as a must-see here.

Seeking a turbulent nightlife in clubs, will often find them at the Golden Sands Resort.

Outdoor outdoor performances can be found in the summer at Primorski Park, the Varna Sea Park.

You'll find cultural entertainment at the Varna Opera House and the nearby theater and clock tower.

Other places of entertainment will be found in the tag "Entertainment in Varna".

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#Electric Outlets

The required plugs in Varna are Type F, Type C and Type E (see link below with photos below).

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Zlatni Pyasutsi
#About the Great Resort in the North Black Sea

The Golden Sands Resort, a pleasant stretch of beach 17km north of the city of Varna, is a huge 3.5 km beach which is considered the largest resort on the northern shore of the Black Sea, where you will find magical golden beaches, green forests and blue sea Wonderful.

The beach is sought after by many tourists arriving in droves and is also a sought after place for a great family entertainment on the beach. There is no more suitable for seeking the sun.

Quite a few tourists are surprised to discover that the attractive beach, which made Varna so popular in Europe and created Varna's hot summer resort, is outside the city itself.

The beach itself has many hotels, restaurants and hotels, spa springs, a water park, leisure and leisure activities, coffee shops, water sports facilities and clubs, Luna Park and several shops.

But the golden sands is not only big and popular and one of the most beautiful coastal strips in the Black Sea. Apart from beautiful blue waters and beautiful golden beaches, the area is also a must visit because of the wonderful forests on the hills, the hot springs, the nearby National Park and more.

It is surrounded by warm and natural springs, and nearby is the famous Elze Monastery, the rock-cut monastery. It is an enjoyable experience to climb the narrow path and visit the caves where the monastery is located. The children will enjoy it, too.

# What is the origin of the name?
The beach was named Magda for a treasure that Shapirotim buried here and became golden sands. Legend tells of a group of pirates who buried the gold stolen from innocent ships. But the shore, which understood the source of gold planted in it, avenged them and turned the gold into golden sand.

Another legend says that his name comes from pirates who actually found a large gold treasure.

# Sunrise from the Sea
One of the special experiences of the beaches here is the sunrise in the Black Sea. For many it can be a special spectacle of sunrise, where you see the sun rising from the sea. Try at least one morning to wake up early and enjoy the experience.

# Nature Park Golden Sands
The Golden Sands (Zlatni Pyasatsi) is a large natural forest typical of the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. He wears the beach, the Riviera and casinos of the Golden Sands. It has enjoyable hiking trails along marked trails.

From the "golden sands" beach you will reach it on foot, which goes up from the Melia Grand Heritage. The road crosses Highway 9, in an underground passageway.

Leisure lovers and clubs will also find in the golden sands a turbulent nightlife.

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Stone Forest
Pobiti Kamani
#About A Forest Made of Stones Only

The Stone Forest, or Stone Forest, is the name of a rare and mysterious natural phenomenon of cylindrical stone pillars at an average height of 7 meters and a width of about 3 meters in the center of a desolate area.

Bulgarians call the place "Pobiti kamani" which means "stones that stuck them in the ground." Surprisingly, these strange rocks are not solid from the inside, but hollow and filled with sand.

The stone forest covers a huge area of ​​7 square kilometers and is 18 kilometers west of Varna, on the road between Varna and Sofia, one of the first nature reserves to be declared in Bulgaria.

This look is beautiful and unique and makes the visit to the Stone Forest an amazing experience, reminiscent of a visit to a distant star or a landscape from a wonderful fantasy movie.

This "forest" is an unexplained natural phenomenon, unique and unique. It is amazing to wander here along a mile of tall stone pillars. The only trees in this forest are columns made of stone, some of which reach 10 or even 12 meters high.

Many researchers speculate that the site is 50 million years old, but there are quite a few arguments about its origin and how it was created. No one is able to explain exactly how and when the impressive stone pillars that filled the area were created.

# What will you see here and where?
The Pobiti Kamani contains stone columns resembling trees planted in the ground, reminiscent of an especially large and ancient building site. The columns have a variety of shapes, including columns that resemble animals, or similar to fountains.

The site extends over a huge area, where several clusters of natural rocks are unique and different from each other. Some of the most interesting:

The Dikilitash group - where the rocks were best preserved.

The Creyrate Group - a cluster of man-made rock-cuttings.

The "Center-South" cluster - the most popular cluster, around 300 large and small stone columns, rising to a height of 6 meters and centered mostly south of the old road to the town of Devnya, about 18 kilometers west of Varna.

# How was the forest of columns?
The stone forest is a rare geological phenomenon that is still being studied by scientists, and there are various attempts to explain its origins in the process of the rocks' extinction, and it was hypothesized that the sandstone pillars were devoured by sediments about 50 million years ago, below sea level. These great stones, which you will see here today.

There is also another theory that tries to link these stone columns to corals that grew in the sea.

But the better explanation is for methane gas that bubbled into the water after being oxidized by single-celled organisms. This caused the penetration of calcium and magnesium into the sand and from them to the formation of rock resistant and particularly strong. After the sea had receded, for millions of years, the sand around them had been lost, and the strong and durable pillars of rock had been exposed.

Visiting the site towards sunset is a great experience.

They brought a bottle of water, because walking here can be tiring and there are no buffets or restaurants here.

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#Get to Know the Varna Dolphins

The Dolphinarium at the Dolphinarium is one of the city's favorite and favorite attractions. It is located within the sea park, in a beautiful and futuristic building, a fascinating building inside and out, where you can watch a dolphin training show.

The dolphin shows take about 40 minutes for the show. Besides the dolphins that jump between hoops and splash water with great pleasure, there is a demo that shows how dolphins save people from drowning. There is also a performance of singing dolphins, a triple jump, dolphin team sports and interactions between the crowd and the wonderful dolphins.

The atmosphere here is great. Both children and adults enjoy themselves and the tricks that the dolphins perform are very impressive, some familiar and others very original.

One of the nicest attractions is swimming with dolphins at the Festa Dolphinarium, a unique experience for most of us.

In the summer there are up to four dolphin shows in the day and in the other seasons, two or three performances.

Swimming with dolphins is pre-booked special tickets and children over the age of 12.

The dolphin trainers are kind and friendly, but they are very careful about the safety of visitors and dolphins.

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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
#About Varna's Magnificent Cathedral

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is one of the most impressive and beautiful in Bulgaria and one of the symbols of the city of Varna. From almost every corner of the city the church's golden domes can be seen.

The magnificent cathedral is located in Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius Square in the center of the city. The cathedral is dedicated to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, patron of Bulgaria. In this orthodox cathedral sits Varna's bishop.

This is the largest cathedral in Varna, and the third-largest in all of Bulgaria. Its construction began at the end of the 19th century, and was inaugurated at the beginning of the 20th century. Pretty fast the cathedral became the beautiful symbol of the city.

The cathedral is beautiful on the inside and out. Its magnificent façade draws visitors inside into the equally beautiful church. Pay close attention to the impressive frescoes, the magnificent stained glass windows, and the wonderfully beautiful icons.

Even in the early evening it is worth passing by the cathedral and seeing its wonderful lighting, even more impressive than the church's look during the day.

#History of the Cathedral

The cornerstone of the cathedral in Varna was laid in 1880 by the Bulgarian prince Alexander of Battenberg. The cathedral was designed in inspiration of the famous Peterhof Temple in St. Petersburg.

Even before the Ottoman conquest, Christianity was recognized as an official religion in the Bulgarian Empire and the construction of the cathedral was an important stage in the return of Christianity to the city of Varna, a city that was once considered one of the largest religious centers in the whole Bulgarian Empire.

This was the revival of Christianity in Bulgaria after the liberation of the Ottomans, the conquerors of the Bulgarian Empire, who destroyed some of the churches, and turn the rest into mosques.

During the late 19th century and early 20th century the impressive cathedral was built, and was inaugurated in the first half of the 20th century. It quickly became clear that, in addition pilgrims of devout Christianity who flocked to it, it became a focal point of interest for architectural enthusiasts, many came from far away to admire its beauty and its magnificent and invested architecture.

In the middle of the century, many resources were invested in its magnificent interior decoration.

#What to Pay Attention to Here?

From outside the cathedral you can admire the beautiful golden domes, as well as the bell tower. This tower, at a height of 38 meters, visitors can climb the 133 spiral steps leading to a wonderful view, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

The main attractions in the cathedral are the impressive bishop chair, as well as the three magnificent altars, magnificent stained glass windows, well-preserved beautiful windows, beautiful artistic frescoes and iconostasis, an icon area full of the icon and popular in many churches - the collection of Christian saints here is particularly beautiful.


Entrance is free.

It is worth walking up the 133 steps to the cathedral's bell tower for a spectacular view of the city. From here you will see the panoramic and surprisingly beautiful landscape of the city of Varna.

Opening hours: 8:00 am -6:00 pm all week long.

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Retro Museum Varna
Retro Museum Varna
#About the Museum of the Socialist Age of Bulgaria

On the first floor of the Grand Mall, the city's largest shopping center, is the Retro Museum in Varna. The museum, dominated by the color red, is dedicated to the period of the socialist rule in Bulgaria.

Don't undermine the quality of the museum because it is located in a shopping center. It is a little ironic that at the center of a typical place for capitalist consumerism, like a mall, is this fascinating and wonderful museum that documents life during a time when the Bulgarians lived under communism. This is during the period of the Cold War, between 1944 and 1989.

From household products, through everyday products, such as cigarettes and food items to toys and games - at the Varna's Retro Museum you will see a variety of tools and items from the socialist period. The music in the background adds to the atmosphere of the period and this time machine will bring you back to Bulgaria in the 60's.

The wax dolls in the museum rooms are also nostalgic, figures of socialist leaders from this era, Karl Marx to Stalin and Leonid Brezhnev.

Very impressive is the collection of "socialist" cars exhibited here. Visitors can see dozens of vehicles that were once used by the communist countries. Among them is the Czech Skoda, the Travent manufactured in East Germany, and from the Soviet Union the popular Volga. Pay attention to the famous Chaika GAZ-13, which drove the Politburo members of the Communist Party and other members of the Communist regime.


Entrance is free for children under the age of 6.

Opening hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm.

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Varna Archeological Museum
Varna Archeological Museum
#About the Museum with the Oldest Gold Jewelry in the World

The Varna Archeological Museum, inaugurated in 1888, is a real gem for history lovers and the largest of its kind in the Balkan region.

With a huge display of diverse exhibits and a large area of ​​2,150 square meters, the Varna Archaeological Museum is one of the largest museums in Bulgaria.

Here you can see weapons, pottery, reliefs of tombstones, lamps, glassware and jewelry, along with thousands of exhibits in Bulgaria. They begin from prehistoric times, in the Paleolithic period, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the 10th century, the Ottoman period, and more.

Here you will find unusual and famous exhibits, like a human skeleton that was discovered in a tomb with a gold container. The iconic collection of the museum is very impressive, and a collection of flint artifacts from the Mesolithic period, considered the largest in southeastern Europe.

One of its kind is the "Varna Gold," the oldest gold treasure in the world. It is the oldest gold treasure ever found, and occupies a special place. It probably originated in the 4th millennium BC. Notice the mythological figures that appear on the ancient treasure.

The guides here are friendly and helpful. The exhibition is arranged in chronological order and will guide you through the history of Bulgaria and the Varna region.

The museum is located inside a building from the end of the 19th century, which used to be a high school for girls.


Opening hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

It is forbidden to take photos in the museum

Entrance for children under 6 is free. And by the way, a separate part of the museum is special for children.

There is a combined ticket to the Archaeological Museum, the Alaja Monastery and the Roman Baths.

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Eco Park
Eco Park
#About the First Ecological Park in Bulgaria

The Varna Botanical Gardens, or Eco Park, as they are called here, is the first ecological park in Bulgaria. It is a botanical garden with plenty of trees, plants, and flowers from all around the globe, represented in various ecosystems here.

Once called "University Botanical Garden," Eco Park offers a variety of plants from exotic locations all over the world, displayed in natural and artificial ecosystems, and hundreds of different species of shrubs, trees and flowers from the surrounding areas.

In the Varna Botanical Gardens visitors will enjoy a beautiful hour of greenery and vegetation from near and far, along with natural flowering and exotic botanical in all its glory. Among the flowers shown here is an impressive collection of different kinds of irises, and a striking rose garden.

Behind the gardens visitors can find a large horse farm. There is a sweet riding club for children, where horseback riding lessons are given. Horse-drawn carriages are also available, allowing for a stroll through the garden.


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Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery
Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery
#About Varna's Art Gallery

The Boris Georgiev City Art Gallery is an impressive and modern gallery for artworks by Bulgarian and international artists, most of them from the 20th century.

No known world-class modern works are here, however, gallery is a modest yet impressive place for modern art, with a strong focus on the Bulgarian point of view on 20th-century art.

After its establishment in 1885, in 1944 the gallery moved to its current placement in the impressive neo-Gothic building, that is as fascinating as its design. In the gallery's garden visitors can also see a variety of works, mostly modernist and special sculptures.

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National Observatory and Planetarium
#About Varna's Planetarium and Observatory

The National Observatory and Planetarium is a family-friendly attraction, considered one of the most famous attractions in Varna, and suitable for curious children, with an emphasis on younger children.

However, many leave this attraction with a sense of frustration. Explanations only in Bulgarian, outdated displays not corresponding to the level expected from tourists in the city, and does not justify spending time on this attraction.

The monumental structure of the planetarium, named after the great Polish astronomer Copernicus, promises to be a place to get to know the space around us. The impressive Astronomical Complex is located right next to the entrance to the sea garden. For many years it has been considered the largest and most modern planetarium in the Balkans. Things seem to have happened since then and he stopped a bit.

At the Planetarium, visitors can learn about the solar system and visit special lectures at the Planetarium Sky Theater. Here visitors can observe the solar system, the moon, planets and more. This is where everyone comes to acquire knowledge about space and its laws experientially and enjoyably.

The Copernicus Planetarium has an observatory that allows visitors to view and observe the solar system and the Milky Way.

It is recommended to find out what the hours for screening and presentations in English before you arrive.

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Nezavisimost Square
#About the Square of the City of Varna

The vibrant Nezavisimost Square of Varna is the city's main square and its historical center since it was liberated from the occupation in 1878.

This is a large square-shaped square that has the city's singing fountain, that was planned in 1960. The central pedestrian mall is also located in the square and not far from it is the regional court.

In Nazivisimost Square (meaning Independence) is the city theater, which was completed in 1932, the city's oldest opera house, and its famous clock tower.

The name of this square has changed several times over the years. In 1878 the square was called Musala, the name of the old Muslim cemetery, which is nearby. After the liberation from the Ottoman rule, the name of the square was changed to Preslevski Square, named after Praslav Street. In honor of Bulgaria's independence in 1908, the name was changed to Nazivisimost Square, meaning Independence Square.

In 1952 the name was changed again, this time commemorating the beginning of the Bulgarian communist regime, receiving the name September 9th Square. Only in 1992, when the Communist era in Bulgaria was over, was the square returned to the name Nezavisimost Square.

Incidentally, the remains of a fortified Roman wall were discovered in an archaeological excavation in the square. Today you can see a small section of it, just behind the "New Yorker" store.

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The Wonderful Fountain Here:

Varna Karting
#About Varna's Karting Experience

Varna Karting Track is a stunning 1 mile-long karting track with everything it takes young poeple to drive a race track.

The vehicles and kart cars here place are equipped with advanced systems that guarantee to be parallel with those of a professional Formula 1 car.

The track offers an amazing carting experience, and also offers a bar area and a VIP area. Nice!

The cost of getting here will vary according to the length of the route chosen.

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Sometimes It's Really Professional and Difficult:

Museum of Natural Sciences
#About Varna's Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum of Natural Sciences is a great museum for learning about the nature of the area. Here anyone can learn about the fauna, flora and geology of the Black Sea region. The museum also includes areas such as paleontology, botany and zoology of invertebrates.

If you love nature and its history - this museum is worth a visit. Its location is in the Sea Garden, opposite the Palace of Culture and Sport.
Ethnographic Museum
#About the Museum To Get To Know the Life and Culture of the Residents of the Region

At the Ethnographic Museum of Varna you can learn about the lives of the region's residents. Here you can learn about the way people live and culture.

The one of a king museum showcases a variety of different styles of design from the history of Bulgaria and its many influences from foreign rulers and neighboring countries. There are historical exhibits from the history of Bulgaria in a variety of fields, including furniture, household items, folk clothing, costumes and jewelry, and up to the old and new tools used to produce varied agricultural produce.

Among other things, the Ethnographic Museum is dedicated to displaying exhibits from industries such as wine and winery, fishing, tanning and leather production, honey and beekeeping.

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Naval Museum Varna
#About the National Maritime Museum of the Bulgarian Navy

Ships, cannons, missiles or helicopters - all of these can be found in the National Maritime Varna in Primorski Park in Varna.

This museum presents the history of the Bulgarian navy, from its establishment in 1879 to the present day. Maritime enthusiasts will be able to see marine transport vehicles, various vessels, alongside equipment and weapons from various periods in the history of the Bulgarian navy.

The place for historical exhibits is not absent here. In the museum there is a torpedo ship called Druzki, when it was discovered that in 1912 this ship sank a Turkish submarine, it gained world fame.

This is one of the most interesting maritime museums. Among the exhibits in the museum you will see ancient anchors found on the grounds of the Black Sea. Alongside them are uniforms and flags of the Bulgarian navy, alongside an impressive display of cannons. You can also see here quite a few historical documents and daily documents, which tell the history of this navy.

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#About Varna's Big Sandy Beach

Albena Beach is a stretch of beach on the Black Sea, more than a kilometer long, and has smooth, pleasant sand, which is a popular vacation spot among vacationing families. On the hill behind it there are a chain of holiday villages packed with vacationers from all over Europe.

Thanks to the pleasant winds blowing on the Albena Beach in the summer, staying here, even during the hot hours of the afternoon, is relatively pleasant and not too hot.

This beach is known for the wide range of marine sports that can be found here at relatively cheap prices. If you are a water sports enthusiast, here you can enjoy cruising, speedboats, jet skis, water skiing, water parachutes and more.

Albena has many nearby hotels and full beach services, including restaurants, bars and umbrellas for rent and suntanning beds. There are spaces for a variety of sporting activities, from tennis courts and soccer, through halls for basketball games, badminton, volleyball and mini-golf to great swimming pools.

There is a fee to enter the beach, as well as some of the services on it. But for tourists from the West prices can be considered cheap.

#Sunrise from the Sea

One of the great experiences of the beaches here is the sunrise in the Black Sea. It is a special play of sunrise, where you see the sun rising from the sea. It is worth waking up early at least once and enjoying the experience.

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#About the Gem of the Black Sea

About an hour and a half drive south of Verna, and about 30 kilometers north of Burgas, a beautiful ride, as you are surrounded by the views of the Black Sea, the green forests and villages, you will reach the ancient fisherman village of Nessebar.

Nessebar is a wonderful ancient village, that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located on a small island connected to the beach by a road. There are many ancient buildings, a few churches, archeological sites from the Byzantine period, and more.

The ancient fishermen village is a nice place with a wonderful atmosphere. In this picturesque village, you will find yourself wandering around ancient stone alleyways, and surrounded by about 40 churches, the oldest of which are from the 5th century AD.

It is best to come here during the day hours. In every corner, you will find beautiful sights and local beauty, that will be definitely Instagram worthy.

This is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Already in 1983 the archeological remains here, the Greek Acropolis, Apollo Temple, and the Agora, were declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

#What Can Be Seen Here?

In the picturesque streets of the village you can see stalls, part are authentic and some commercial, wooden cabin restaurants, with great Bulgarian food, souvenir stores, and relaxing cafes with great views. The older part of the village offers stone sidewalks and houses of stone. In the seafood restaurants are delicious and romantic tastes of the ancient city, there is a sea breeze, and many souvenir stores and small hotels.

In Nessebar you will find Bulgarian authentic markets, where the vendors offer the best of the local products, embroidered table clothes and ceramics.

#History of the Place

As a site that has been settled by the Greek culture in the 2nd century BC, Nessebar is one of the oldest populated villages in the world.

From the 5th century AD, this place became one of the important strongholds of the Byzantine Empire. With the Ottoman conquering of the area in the 15th century, Nessebar's glory dimmed. It began to shine again only in the 20th century, as tourist expanded in Europe, and in the Communist bloc, and this area became a magical village, very picturesque, very touristed and a popular destination in the country.

The village of Nessebar was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO a long time ago. As a result, many of the sites here are undergoing renovation and preservations.

Today, Nessebar is considered one of the leading tourist destinations, and the point of many popular trips around the Burgas area. This is also an area for trips from Verna, which is not far from other places in the country.


About every 20 minutes, a bus leaves from Burgas to Nessebar, about a 40-minute ride.

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Friendship Monument
#About the Memorial of the Friendship That Did not Exist

Above the beautiful park of Varna rises the Red Army Friendship Monument. The road leads up to paved steps leading from the park to the top of the hill where the Communist monument stands. It is a monumental monumental monument, pompous and somber, like hundreds of such monuments scattered throughout the Communist bloc.

The Friendship Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship marks the cynical friendship between Russia and Bulgaria. Cynical, that after the Soviet Union had taken control of the Eastern European countries and ruled them with great power, it had established or demanded to erect monuments of this kind to mark the friendship with it.

The Soviet army was considered a liberator of Bulgaria from the Nazis and therefore "respected" by the Bulgarian nation, just as happened in all the countries of the Communist bloc. But in Bulgaria, as in other countries that were victims of the Soviet hold during the Warsaw Pact, they used to say about the monuments to the Soviet-built friendship that "with such friends-who needs enemies?"

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Bulgarian Orthodox Church
#About the Orthodox Cathedral of the City

Alongside the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, the central church in Varna, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is one of the most interesting churches in the city.

The Orthodox Church is located in Kirill Square and Methodius, about 300 meters west of the Archaeological Museum in Varna. It belongs to the stream of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Since it was inaugurated in 1886, at the time the highest place in the city, it is a landmark in the city. Nowadays it is also illuminated at night by a charming light.

In the early 1940s they completed the beautiful bell tower and designed the beautiful copper domes above it. In the church, too, the sights are beautiful. There you will see quite a few very impressive decorations and frescoes.

If you ascend the 133 steps to the top of the bell tower, you will have an excellent view of the surrounding Varna.

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Clock Tower of Varna
#About Varna's Impressive Clock Tower

The Clock Tower of Varna, which stands on the city skyline, is located in Independence Square, in the city center and close to several impressive buildings, including the city's opera house.

This is an ancient tower, with written evidence that existed as early as the 18th century. It was then used to mark the historical territory of the city.

Later, the ancient tower was an especially high point. Until 1898, when the firemen were equipped with a telephone line, the city fireman used him to identify fires and their location. Tall buildings were scarce then and were used by firefighters for observation of the whole city. The observer then marked the location of the fire with his friends, using colored flags. At night the flags were replaced with flashlights.

The clock on the tower was purchased from England. It was installed by watchmaker Otun Ivanov, who had since devoted his life to the clock tower. When he died in 1932, his son inherited his profession and his job and continued to handle the clock until his death in 1976. Thanks to the meticulous follower of this watchmaker, the 100-year-old clock continues to show the exact time to this day.
International Hotel Casino
#About Varna's Successful Gambling House

At the Casino of the International Hotel Casino you can, ummm ... bet. With 200 slot Machine, 6 Roulette tables and almost 20 poker tables and blackjack - this is one of the largest casinos in Bulgaria.

There is free food here, throughout the day, which can be transformed into an enjoyable pastime and an enjoyable evening.

Everyone, including gamblers and gamblers, can enjoy the fascinating anthropological experiences of watching people at the casino. Sit here on the bar and drink beer with pleasure. Watch gamblers rushing to lose their money. Saw their sad faces in a moment of loss and happiness, the rare one, in a moment of winning. Note that the house never loses, but the roulette is almost always busy turning around. Just keep your money and appetite!

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