Archive - August 2018

CONSTANTA

Evening arrival and morning sightseeing of the city on the shores of the Black Sea. Its long history, which goes back over 2,000 years, is documented at the National History and Archaeology Museum, near the port. The adjacent Roman Mosaics complex displays tiled floors dating back to the...

BALCHIK

Short stop in Balchik – a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea. We have visited the botanical garden with palace – former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina...

ZLATNI PYASÄTSI

One day relax on the beach at major seaside resort town on the northern Black Sea Coast, adjacent to a national park of the same name in the municipality of Varna. Located 17 km north of downtown Varna, it is virtually connected to the city by a continuous swath of resorts and villa...

VARNA

Overnight in quiet coastal city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea. In the morning, before going to Golden Sands beach, we have scrolled around the Old Town and a bar-lined waterfront promenade in 19th century Primorski Park. The town was established in the 6th century B.C...

SOZOPOL

Another two lazy days on the beach near the ancient city located in a scenic bay on Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country. The town was founded in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists. The town established itself as a trade and naval centre in the...

SUNNY BEACH

Last few days our itinerary was so busy, that we needed some break, so we decided to take rest for two days in a famous summer resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. It’s known for its water sports, sand dunes and nightlife. Its waterfront is lined by a long sandy beach, which was really...

NESEBÄR

We spent few hours in a lovely town in Burgas Province, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The cobbled streets of the old town are lined with ruins such as Byzantine-era fortifications and baths. The ruins of the 5th century Church of St. Sofia include stone columns and large arched windows...

VELIKO TARNOVO

Very late afternoon we missed the highway exit, so we walked 45 minutes back to visit the one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns; it has as its centrepiece the magnificent restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Historic Târnovo is tucked into the dramatic bends of...

ETAR

Rush short stop at etnographical open-air museum, which presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. It spans over an area of 7 ha and contains a total of 50 objects, including water installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops attached.

SHIPKA PASS

Great scenic mountain pass through the Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles. Monuments are spread all around the place. And we did not forget to visit also the Soviet UFO and The Memorial Church of the Birth of Christ in Shipka town.