The town of Bourgas is the second district centre on the Black Sea coast. It is situated in the farthest western part of Bourgas bay and is 385 km east of Sofia, 267km from Plovdiv and 133km. from the other major city on the Black Sea Coast â€“ Varna. Due to the low level of the coast there are three lagoon-lakes: Atanasovo lake, Bourgas Lake and Mandra lake. The city is located between the sea and the first two lakes and its altitude varies form 7 to 27 m. It is one of the few places in Bulgaria except the capital Sofia with growing population (last confirmed 210 260).Currently is the fourth biggest city. A great place with amazing growth potential, excellent geographical location and industrial and transport advantages.
IT started as a Roman settlement and changed its name multiple times during the ages (Deultum, Develt, Pirgos). Ti was first reported in XVII century with the name Ahelo-Bourgas and after the Liberation changed to its current name Bourgas.
The climate of Bourgas is suitable for recreation- mild winter and long sunny summer. The beaches are covered with dark black curable sand. Bourgas ranks fourth in size in the country after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. The eastern Bulgarian coast is washed by the Black Sea. 380 km stunning stretch of beaches, calm and safe sea, clear water and healthy air, fine golden sand and natural dunes, mineral water springs, blue flag winning resorts, holiday villages and campsites. Average air temperature in the summer is about 28 C, water temperature - 25 C. There are more than 240 hours of sunshine in May and September and more than 300 hours in July and August. The two international airports of Varna and Bourgas are Bulgarian Rivieraâ€™s connection with the world.
Clean and calm sea with shallow low sloping sandy bottom, wide beaches with fine grain golden sands, green forests and numerous mineral springs. All these features make the Northern Black Sea coast an attractive place for Bulgarian and foreign holiday-makers. Even the most refined requirements will be satisfied by the northern resorts of Zlatni Piassatzi/Golden Sands/, Albena, Roussalka, Riviera, Slanchev Den /Sunny Day/, St.Konstantin i Elena. Picturesque bays and whimsical rocks, spacious beaches with sand dunes and warm sea create the attractive force of the Bulgarian Southern Black Sea coast.
There are lots of tourist, cultural and historical attractions. The number of must-see locations is literally amazing- you can easily spend -23 days only for the major ones.
â€œSt. Anastaciaâ€ is a rocky volcanic island, situated 6,5 km. away from the coast and covers 8 500 sq.m. There was a monastery complex in medieval times â€“ only the church â€œSveta Bogorodicaâ€(St. Maryâ€) is still preserved. The wood-cravings are exceptional â€“do not miss them. In the 1920â€™s the island was used as a political prison
The cultural life of Bourgas is really intense and attractive. Large number of the theatres, museums, art galleries, archaeological exhibitions and concerts are taking place all year round. The Bourgas Opera is one of the highlighted placed every visitor should see. Spending few hours under the shades of the beautiful parks meters away from the beach is an experience you should not miss. The night life is vibrant and during the season there are hundreds of clubs, bars and restaurants (traditional, modern and fusion cuisine) where you can spend unforgettable moments with your family and friends.
Bourgas â€“ city with ancient history, traditions and bright future.
Things to do
There are lots of things to do and see in Bourgas here is just a few:
- Visit the Pier its a great place to take a stroll and from there you get a view of the port, park and city
- Central Square 'Trojkata' One of the most touristic spots in Bourgas, the fountain at Troykata Square. Behind it you can see another remnant of Socialism, the typical monument in almost every town
- Why not visit the Former Communist Party/University Building It was built in the 80's and it represents what I call the Socio-Realistic Style: imposing, white and shiny with a lot of marble/concrete, and somewhat angular
-Visit the New Mall "Troikaâ€™ several floors, cafes, restaurants, beauty salon, etc. Shops: Men's and women's fashion, children's clothes, shoes, etc.. Brands: Tom Tailor, Wrangler, Kappa, Malboro, Nike, Puma, etc. Jewellery, bath and beauty... It's spacious and has elevators, so it's convenient for strollers and wheel-chairs
-Visit the beach Bourgas has one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see you can find such things as beach volleyball, a wind-surfing club and many small restaurants to enjoy
- Sinemoretz is a small village situated about 100 km south of Burgas and 10 km from the Turkish border. In the past years it has become quite a popular spot for tourists seeking less populated beaches and nice nature