Varna sits at the heart of the Black Sea coastline in Bulgaria. This pretty port city is set on a sloping hillside, overlooking golden sandy beaches and the azure waters of the horseshoe-shaped Varna Bay.
The city streets are awash with a mix of baroque and contemporary buildings, tree-lined promenades and stunning gardens. The Roman Baths, Varna Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and National Maritime Museum bring Varna's cultural heritage to life.
Holidays to Varna are all about spending time on the beach, with abundant watersports for activity fans. Maybe spend some time in the Sea Garden - home to an open-air theatre, the Nicolaus Copernicus Observatory & Planetarium and a fun filled children's amusement park.
The pedestrian zone is a hive of activity in the evening with lively bars, restaurants and nightclubs drawing in the crowds, especially in the summer months.
Varna also serves at the perfect gateway to explore the nearby resorts of Golden Sands, Albena, St Constantin and Elenite. With so much to experience in one place, it's not difficult to see why holidays in Varna are a popular choice for family holidays in Bulgaria.
There are lots of things to see and experience on Varna holidays. The beach offers abundant watersports including sailing and water skiing, or alternatively explore the underwater depths on a scuba diving trip.
Discover the sights and sounds of Varna on the popular summertime hop on/hop off bus tour which runs between Varna and Albena. Lizards, tarantulas and snakes are just waiting to be uncovered at the Varna Terrarium.
The Aquapolis Waterpark in nearby Golden Sands is packed with waterslides and pools. Get close to nature and admire the flora and fauna at the Botanical Garden & Eco Park. Reignite childhood memories at the Varna Puppet Theatre & Museum. Rejuvenate your mind and body in one of the natural mineral springs.
You'll find a good selection of restaurants and cafes to tempt your tastebuds in Varna.
Bulgarian cooking draws its influences from Greek, Turkish and Slavonic cuisine, using plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Specialities include shopska salad, kyufteta meatballs, kebapcheta sausages, shish kebabs and kavarma casseroles. Local wines and beers are the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
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