We talked about how to have fun in Burgas last week; here are more ideas on having fun in Burgas. But first, if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Bulgaria, look no further than Clara Hotel. We are an Irish-run establishment and one of the finest hotels in Burgas, not far from the Burgas International Airport.
Visit the Ruins of Deultum
The village of Deultum lies just outside Burgas, on the shore of Lake Mandrensko. It is certainly worth a visit because of the historical lessons it provides. The ruins of Deultum are simply amazing. They bring back memories of the Roman Empire, which had its outpost here over 2,000 years ago. Deultum was then a Roman colony and one of the richest towns in the Balkan region. It then became an important part of the Ottoman Empire. So, this stretch of land has been witness to the rise and fall of many civilizations.
Take a Long Walk on Mosta, the Pier of Burgas
The Mosta is the Pier of Burgas, which stretches for up to 300 metres from the Sea Gardens and out into the Black Sea. This is the most famous structure in Burgas and has a very distinctive “T” shape which can be noticed from even a passing airplane. This is a great spot to take your partner for a long, romantic walk. You will also love observing the local fishermen going about their work around here. The fishes are available in plenty around this area.
Explore St. Anastasia Island
St. Anastasia Island is the only major inhabited island in Bulgaria. It’s not really that big, there are only a dozen or so buildings here. It was once a prison where political activists were held captive by Bulgaria’s old Communist regime. Now it is a lovely place to visit for tourists. There’s a nice and cosy restaurant, a museum, a tall lighthouse and a couple of lodges. It’s really calm and peaceful around here. This is a great place to get away from the traffic and the maddening crowd of the city.
Relax at Sozopol
Sozopol is a popular beach resort just 35 km. From Burgas. It is also a lovely little town with an illustrious history. It was founded way back in the year 700 BC by the Romans, as an ode to the God Apollo. Before that it was home to the Thracian Civilization. This is a lovely place to take a walkabout. The beach here is simply perfect, and stretches for many miles. There are a plenty of spots for having a fun family picnic.
Go Sunbathing at North Beach
The North Beach is the most popular beach in Burgas. It’s ideal for a swim at this time of the year. If swimming is not your thing, you can just set your store here and sunbathe for as long as you like. This is a very safe and family friendly beach where you can play beach football or volleyball, or participate in a variety of water sports such as surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving.