Many see Burgas as the ideal destination for relaxation in Bulgaria. Like Varna, it is excellent for family vacations, with nice beaches and pampering hotels. It is the fourth city of its size in Bulgaria, but it still maintains its small town feeling.
The center of life in Burgas is around the maim square - Torikata Square, and the beach. In the city there are older buildings next to modern ones, and it is interesting to wander around the streets towards sunset.
Burgas is also a city for nature lovers, that can come here to enjoy the 4 magical lakes around. These are located outside the city and are stopping points for migrating birds. With a jeep, a rented car or a taxi you can take for the day, you can explore the mountains and picturesque villages, with many surprised, authentic food and great Bulgarian views.
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After the Romans conquered the area, in the first century BC, they built the Deultum Fortress, whose ruins can be seen until today about 20 kilometers from Burgas.
A millennium later, with the Ottoman conquering in the 14th century, the name of the city was changed after the Ottoman-Russian War in 1878, Burgas was then included in the Eastern Rumelia region that belonged to the Ottomans. After 7 years Eastern Rumelia was united to Bulgaria.
At the beginning of the 20th century, with the opening of the Burgas Port, a fast-paced development project began over the city and increasing the number of residents. The tourism and financial developments in Burgas were expanded dramatically.
the development in Burgas during the Communist Era was significant, and made it an important industrial center.
Burgas has a long sandy beach line, along the Black Sea in Bulgaria. In contrast to the Bulgarian coastal plain, where Burgas is situated, the forested mountain ranges that remote villages and ancient monasteries dot are still visible in the landscape.
In the months of July to September, the official tourist season, the weather is hot and nice, but notice that the city is crowded with tourists.
The tourist season in Burgas begins in the spring (May-April) and continues all summer long, until the end of September, beginning of October.
To move around in the city there are inexpensive cabs or public buses.
For leave the city you will use the central bus station Yug, in the southern end of Aleksandrovska Street.
Across the central bus station is the train station. From here you can travel by train for cities like Sofia, or over central cities in Bulgaria or neighboring countries.
Be sure to try Banitsa, a delicious filo dough pastry, with different flavors and stuffing. Gyuvetch is a great dish with meat cubes, potatoes and steamed vegetables. Shopska is the Bulgarian version of a Greek salad.
Another must-try is the Bulgarian excellent mousaka without eggplants. There is also a filo dough pastry called Byurek, stuffed grape leaves Sarmi, Bulgarian kebab Kebanche, and wonderful cold zucchini soup.
In Bulgaria, you will drink Slivovitz, a good local peach brandy, and Grozdova Rakia, grape brandy. The popular Bulgarian drink is Mastike, is made of tree sap.
Go shopping in the shopping centers in town, like Burgas Plaza, Tria City Centre, or Pirgos Style, where items are rather cheap.
Look around the streets, and on Aleksandrovska Street you will find cheap shopping, and more expensive shops on Aleko Bogoridi.
In the vibrant and colorful markets of Burgas, you will find many stalls and great clothing stores, with shoes, jewelry, souvenirs and more.
Parents say that the chain store Jumbo has great products for children, including things for school.
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You can only bet over the age of 18, be sure to bring your passport with you.
You should try to limit the amount of money that you bet over, the rest of the money should be saved in the hotel.