Burgas is one of the three major cities in Bulgaria and is always worth a visit. It is one of the most liveable places in the country. If you’re going to be travelling to this part of the world anytime soon and are looking for a hotel in Bulgaria close to airport, you should certainly stay at Clara Hotel, the best hotel in Burgas.
Now let’s talk about how to have fun in Burgas...
#1: Party at Sunny Beach.
Sunny Beach is the most popular beach resort in Eastern Europe and it is at a short drive from Burgas. This the party town of Bulgaria and is packed with young people from all over the Europe looking to have fun and party all night long on the beach. The beach at Sunny Beach stretches for 7 miles, so there is plenty of space for everyone. Alcohol flows freely at dusk and everyone is in a jolly good mood. If you need one good reason to visit Bulgaria, partying at Sunny Beach should rank on top of your list.
#2: Have Fun at Sea Garden.
Sea Garden is a family friendly place at the heart of Burgas. There are many excellent sporting facilities, gardens and cultural sites located here. The place stretches for 72,000 sq. metres and consists of a number of playgrounds, which kids will enjoy. There are fountains, cafes and ice cream stands, half a dozen tennis courts and a large open theatre. This is a great place to take your kids to.
#3: Explore Nature at the Poda Protected Area.
Poda is a well preserved wetland reserve to the south of Burgas. You will find many large saline and freshwater lakes in Poda. There are large swathes of marshlands between the Lake Mandrensko and the Black Sea. This wetland is the site of a rich and varied birdlife. You will find over 265 species of birds here. There are also a number of herons, egrets, spoonbills and gloss ibises to be found here.
#4: Pray at the Holy Cross Armenian Church.
When in Burgas, you should certainly take time to visit the Armenian Orthodox church, which is a historical landmark built in the 19th century. Bulgaria has a large population of Armenians, who are a minority community here with over 7,000 people. The church has a stunning architecture, a pointed dome and many lovely paintings. There is a memorial here to the victims of the 1915 genocide, so do pay your respects. Following your visit to the Holy Cross Armenian Church, have a coffee at the quiet Armenian cafe across the street.
#5: Visit the Ethnographic Museum
The Ethnographic Museum in Burgas showcases the best of Bulgaria’s historic cultural traditions. It is situated in a large home that was once the residence of the 19th-century leader Dimitar Todorov Brakalov. You will find a splendid fashion exhibit here where women’s clothing and fashion accessories from the 18th and 19th century are displayed. You can also shop for costumes to be worn for cultural and religious events in Bulgaria.