Where is Burgas?
Burgas lies in Eastern part of Bulgaria, on the sea shore of the Black Sea
How to get there?
- plane from different cities in Europe
- train from the Bulgarian capital, Sofia
- bus from Istanbul or Bucharest
11 Things to Do in Burgas
1. Amazing sunrises
Either you are an early bird or a party creature, don’t miss out the sunrise in Burgas. The Black Sea horrizon stretches on the east, making a spectacular stage set for the sun to rise.
2. Wide golden beaches
Burgas beach are wide and sand is soft. You will never get those uncomfortable rocks or the crowds from the Mediterranean shores.
3. The pier, a 300m long bridge over the sea
It is an amazing pier that streches over the sea making it a lovely spot to do some yoga stretches, jog or watch the sea with the beloved one.
4. Parks & natural reserves
Burgas has a lot of green parks. The Sea Park is my favourite. Situated by the beach, it is full of old trees and sculptures. In the outskirts of the town you will find a vast space of lakes and natural reserves.
5. Bird watching
Incredibly, one of the largest air ‘highways’ for seasonal migration of birds in Europe is passing over Burgas. This is a paradise for bird watching aficionados in early spring or late autumn.
6. Variety of water
Salted sea, fresh lake waters, thermal mineral springs were enjoyed by Roman Emperor Trajan, Byzantine emperors Justinian and Constantine, the Bulgarian Khan Tervel or Ottoman Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
7. Rejuvenate in the free outdoor spa center
in the southern part of Atanasovsko Lake where healing mud and lye pools are free all year
8. Strandzha Mountain
This mountain hosts the largest Bulgarian nature park and is easily reachable by car
9. Saint Anastasia Island
A tiny island where you can get to by boat
The Bulgarian cuisine rich in flavours, organic vegetables, fruits, cheese and meats, wine and strong drinks
Burgas blends history and people in harmony and this is mirrored in its architecture: Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Bulgarian history layers Bulgarians, Turks, Jews, Armenians, Italians, Greeks
Discover the town of Burgas in 6 steps
Step 1. Start with a jug/stroll through the leafy Sea Park dotted with sculptures and monuments
Step 2. Walk the Pier for breath-taking sunrises
Step 3. Sun bath on one of the wide sandy beaches
Step 4. Stroll up and down the Aleksandrovska pedestrian street where you can admire the best architecture of the town. If you happen to be there in June you will be rewarded with an amazing aroma therapy coming from the blossom of the lime trees
Step 5. Admire the flamboyant interior of the ‘Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Orthodox Cathedral built between 1897-1907 by the Italian architect Ricardo Toscani.
Step 6. Roam the small streets of the city center: you will be rewarded with charming little eclectic or Art Deco buildings with original features
Where to stay in Burgas?
Hotel Primorets. Tip: book a room with sea view. The sounds of the sea waves will play for you all night.