Black Sea Holidays

The Bulgarian Black Sea coast covers the entire eastern bound of Bulgaria stretching from the Romanian border in the north, to European Turkey in the south. White and golden sandy beaches occupy approximately 130 km of it. Warm waters from June to September go together with marvellous natural sceneries, great local food and lots of sunshine. Internationall travellers can find everything here from luxurious sea resorts and vibrant nightlife to charming quiet villages and secluded beaches. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast also has a unique cultural heritage ranging from old pagan sanctuaries to remains of ancient Roman, Greek and Thracian civilisations.


Bulgaria's northern Black Sea Coast is extremely varied in landscape and scenery. It features rocky headlands, where the sea abuts cliffs up to 70 metres high, golden beaches, a ragged coastline with caves, dense forest and lake beaches.

Varna   Kaliakra   Balchik

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and third-largest in Bulgaria. It is a major tourist destination, business and university centre. The summer begins in mid-May and lasts until early to mid October. Temperatures in summer usually vary between 20 and 25 degrees at night and 27-35 during the day; in June, July and August temperatures above 40 degrees are rare, but possible. Apart from being blessed with plenty of sunshine and delicious seafood, Varna is also rich in historical content.

Balchik - a small, quaint town and fishing port huddled below white-chalk cliffs. A famous landmark in Balchik is the palace of the Romanian Queen Maria and the Botanical Garden with the second-largest collection of giant cacti in Europe. The garden is exquisitely beautiful and it is a favourite spot for both romantic and inspirational walks.

Cape Kaliakra is a historical site and nature reserve on the North Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It's a place where dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds (fin-footed animals) can be observed. It also features the remnants of the fortified walls, water-main, baths and residence of a famous Bulgarian noble of The Second Bulgarian Kingdom.

Golden Sands - The Pearls of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is the largest summer resort in Bulgaria. It is situated 19 km north-east of Varna and 490 km east of Sofia. Golden Sands merges with the St. Constantine and Helena Resort and the Riviera Resort. The area is famous for the fine sands of its beaches, luxurious hotels and vibrant nightlife. The resort offers various recreational opportunities and plenty of entertainment.


The Southern Black Sea Coast runs south from Cape Emine all the way to the Turkish border. The sunny beaches here are numerous. Picturesque small towns alternate with large luxury resorts. There are a number of nature reserves, remains of ancient Greek settlements, and fascinating cultural monuments.  

Nesebar   Sozopol   Secluded Beach

Burgas is the second-largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Surrounded by the coastal Burgas Lakes, Burgas is the largest and most important Bulgarian port. The city’s bars, clubs and theatres keep it lively beyond the transient sunny days enjoyed by the neighbouring tourist resorts.

The Old Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea". Nesebar is an open air museum steeped in more than three millennia of ever-changing history. The ancient part of the town is situated on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow man-made isthmus, and it bears evidence of occupation by a variety of different civilisations over the course of its existence. Its abundance of historic buildings prompted UNESCO to include Nesebar in its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

Sozopol is an ancient seaside town established in the sixth century BC by Greek colonists. It is located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia Art and Film Festival. Tourists from around the world come here to enjoy the weather, sandy beaches, history and culture, fusion cuisine (Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish), and the atmosphere of the colourful resort.

Sunny Beach Resort - This is the biggest and most popular holiday resort on Bulgaria’s Southern Black Sea Coast and is home to over 800 hotels with more than 300,000 beds. There are also 130 restaurants and numerous live music bars, pubs, nightclubs and cafes. In recent years almost the whole resort has been renovated and several new luxurious hotels have been built as well as many apartment complexes.

The Ropotamo Reserve is located 50 km south of Burgas and covers large areas along the Ropotamo River. It hosts dense forests, fascinating rock formations, dunes, terraced marshes and bogs. It provides habitat to 260 plant and animal species. The Ropotamo Reserve is a favourite destination for bird watchers.