Now, let's all warm up a bit during these cold, winter months, explore some new regions and perhaps already decide on the IT destination for the upcoming summer holidays. Today, we are continuing our Balkan journey by making a very important stop in Varna, Bulgaria. Whether you have heard about it or not, get ready, as I am sure that after reading this article and just looking at the soothing imagery, you will find yourself behind the screen, booking your plane tickets. Keep scrolling!
Varna is indeed the third largest city in Bulgaria but definitely the largest and the most popular city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. For me, it will always remain a Bulgarian port city that stole my heart. Varna, historically known as Odessos, is the maritime capital of Bulgaria. What is important to know is that in 2014, Varna was awarded the title of European Youth Capital 2017, which clearly testifies the vibrant energy of the city. Don't let this young folks fool you, the city has an incredibly rich history and culture.
As a perfect combination of port city and seaside resort, Varna is quite an appealing place to visit for a few days. When there, if it is not too hot, you can take a stroll though an enormous park and after you definitely must check out their rather lengthy beaches. After a day in the sun, head to the city centre where you will find Bulgaria’s largest Roman baths complex and its finest archaeological museum, as well as an array of lovely restaurants, which I would warmly recommend. The city also makes an ideal base for day trips to nearby beach resorts such as Sveti Konstantin and Golden Sands, and the charming town of Balchik.
The city is rich in different and unique regions such as Asparuhovo, Mladost, Odessos (the amazing historic centre), and many more. Each one of them has distinctive characters and histories, so I would warmly recommend you to plan your time accordingly and and least try to visit each one of them.
In the end, this has only been a brief overview of the Bulgarian seaside gem which is an amazing functionality of both old and modern. I hope this article has warmed you up a bit and really managed convince you to pick your next holiday destination. Until then, stay tuned for more inspirations!
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