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Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is in Bulgaria, forming eastern edge of the country.

CitiesEdit

Map of Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
  • 1 Balchik (Балчик) - a small town combining the entertainments of a modern beach resort with the magnificence of a sense of prestige due to the royal palace that is on the coast of the town
  • 2 Burgas (Бургас) — though known for its commercial port (Port of Burgas) and oil refinery, the city has a picturesque waterfront, nearby downtown and rich shopping areas that make it popular with tourists. The city hosts the popular music festival "Spirit of Burgas"
  • 3 Kavarna   (Каварна) - the town called "the rock capital of Bulgaria" is famous for the rock festivals it holds. In 2010, after the death of rock legend Ronnie James Dio, a monument was opened in Kavarna in his honour. The town is also famous for its golf courses
  • 4 Nesebar (Несебър) — one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bulgaria is part of the town that is an hour north of Burgas. Nesebar is a mix of ancient history and modern summer resort
  • 5 Primorsko (Приморско) — resort town on a cape jutting out towards the Black Sea, mostly frequented by Eastern Europeans, Primorsko has two of the best natural beaches in Bulgaria with a pleasant long fine-sand coastline to the north and to the south of the cape. The town is a popular destination for the young generation because of the abundance of accommodation offers and night clubs and bars
  • 6 Rezovo (Резово) — situated in Strandzha Nature Park and lying at the mouth of the Rezovo River in the Black Sea, Rezovo is the southernmost point of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the southeastern-most inhabited place in Bulgaria and the European Union mainland. Rezovo directly overlooks the Turkish bank of the river and the Turkish village of Beğendik.
  • 7 Sozopol (Созопол) — together with Nesebar these are two archaeological towns with traditional houses and ancient dig sites. Sozopol is another perfect mix of ancient history and contemporary beach resort
  • 8 Tsarevo   (Царево) - a coastal town on the edge of the Strandzha mountain a few hours south of Burgas, combing the freshness of the mountain with the beach opportunities of the coast
  • 9 Obzor   (Обзор) - another fusion of mountain and beach resort this time on the edge of Stara Planina, the town of Obzor is the home of the largest night club on the Blakans
  • 10 Varna (Варна) — the nation's third largest city, primarily a beach resort with a notorious nightlife, especially during the summer season

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Albena  
  • 2 Golden Sands  
  • 3 Kamen Bryag
  • 4 Lozenets   (Лозенец) - a village and seaside resort in the south, preferred by famous Bulgarians for spending their holidays with the nearby Lalov Egrek watersports centre which has one of the largest diving centres in Europe
  • 5 Sveti Vlas   — (St. Vlas)
  • 6 Sunny Beach

UnderstandEdit

Get inEdit

The coast region can be accessed through two airports: Varna International Airport and Burgas Airport. However, as there are not many flights to either airports, an easier option is landing in Sofia first, and then taking a bus to the coast.

Get aroundEdit

The best way to get around the entire coast area is by bus. To avoid being ripped off by ticket cashiers, which is common although illegal, either try speaking to them in Bulgarian or let your Bulgarian friends, if you have any, buy your tickets.

SeeEdit

Aladzha Manastir (Аладжа Манастир) outside Varna is a beautiful monastery, which is dug in a giant rock. The entrance fee is quite low, and it's a very beautiful, and quite weird thing to see.

Pobiti Kamani (Побити Камъни), literally "the rocks which got hit", also outside Varna, are a bunch of gigantic rocks, standing up, in the middle of nowhere. The rocks are said to radiate energy and a lot of hippies stop by.

Another beautiful place is the Cape Kaliakra. This cape has a long bloody history, starting with 40 virgins jumping off, so they won't have to marry invading Turks, and ending with a bloody sea battle.

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EatEdit

- Try some of the specific fish soups. The traditional fish soup in Shabla for example features some 12 kinds of fish. - Try cheverme - the traditional whole-animal grill. Can be made with everything from chickens to entire cows.

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