Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, with 210,000 inhabitants is the second largest town on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and has the largest seaport in Bulgaria. Located in a region with a pleasant climate, Burgas is nestled in the bay of the same name and surrounded by lakes. Although the city has some beaches, it is not famous for being a beach destination per se, but rather for its proximity to the surrounding coastal resorts and towns such as Sozopol, Nesebar or Elenite, where you can take the buses that connect Burgas with these towns, or you can also go to the beach. rent a car in Burgas to explore this region of the Bulgarian coast at your own pace. What attracts people most is undoubtedly the sea, but also worthy of attention are the Sea Garden, which rivals the other in Varna, the Cathedral of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, with sumptuous decorations of wall paintings and frescoes, the Armenian Church, the Catholic Cathedral, the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Deva Maria and St. Ivan Rilski, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Art Gallery.

Interesting places near Burgas

The coastal region of Burgas has an important tourist offer that has been growing in recent years. If we visit the area and plan to spend a few days in the area

Tourist resorts

To the north of Burgas lies what is known as the “Slantchev Bryag” or Sunshine Coast and is notable for its The town is a starting point for visits to the local seaside resorts: the Slantchev Bryag resort and the Elenite holiday village in the north, and in the south, the Duni holiday resort, known for its unique architectural composition.


Of all the towns along the Black Sea coast, the most interesting, both touristically and historically speaking, is Nesebar.

35 kilometres north of Burgas, the town is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by an imposing 3rd century city wall and is located on what is known as the “Slanchev Briag” or Sunshine Coast because of its beaches and the sun tourism offer of the region…


The city, founded by the Thracians in the 2nd century BC, has been occupied by the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Bulgarians. The winding alleys of the town allow you to climb to the top of the hill past beautiful traditional houses that have stood the test of time.

But if there’s one thing you can’t miss in Nesebar, it’s its churches, which have earned the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

The best way to get from Burgas to Nesebar is to bus and car, which takes 40 minutes and costs 3 Leva.


It is a charming fishing village situated on a small peninsula 35 kilometres south of Burgas.

It is a tourist enclave of traditional style houses. In the past it was a holiday destination for painters, writers and bohemian people, a character that is still preserved today and that can be appreciated by strolling through its narrow streets.

Visiting Sozopol we can

Vista de Sozopol
Vista de Sozopol

How to get to Burgas from Sofia

  • Bus: The bus fare is between 30 and 50 Leva (between €15 and €25).
  • Car: take the A1 highway through Plovdiv, the trip takes about 4 hours.
  • Train: The train from Sofia to Burgas takes about 6 hours.
  • By plane: There are daily flights between Burgas and Sofia. Search for flights to Burgas

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