Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the country’s summer capital, turning into a bustling seaside resort in the summer, with glorious beaches along the coast of Black Sea. The ancient monuments which adorn the tree lined boulevards of the city mingle perfectly with medieval, renaissance and modern architecture. Varna properties probably don’t spring immediately to mind when you think of beach holidays, but summer holidays to Varna really do rival many of the more famous Mediterranean resorts, and the Varna holiday properties really do match up to the luxury of those on the Mediterranean.
During the height of summer, the sun allows full 11 hour days of sunbathing, as the city is on the same latitude of some of Europe’s more famous resorts like St Tropez. The beaches are at the end of the huge Varna Bay, and are safe for bathing, with no currents and calm waters.
Aside from being a prime beach resort, Varna is a cultural stronghold too. The city boasts many fine museums, galleries and important cultural buildings like the Balchik Royal Palace and the protected historical site of the Aldazha Monastery.
During the winter, the holiday houses in Varna are not empty. Not only do the city’s huge cultural attractions still keep drawing visitors to the villas and apartments in Varna, but those wishing to recuperate and relax in the undeniable luxury of Varna’s balneotherapy facilities. Warm, mineral rich waters spring up in Varna, and their curative properties have long been recognised, causing people with a range of aliments (and those just looking to be pampered) to take holidays to Varna for centuries.
Golden Sands is a lively, family friendly beach resort just a few miles north of Varna. It boasts a huge, wide sandy beach and all the sporting facilities and luxury everyday facilities you could wish for. The resort is also surrounded by spas, so when the children are being entertained by the sporting clubs, you can sneak off to soak in a mud bath!
Albena is the sports capital of the Black Sea, and can be found a few miles further north from Golden Sands. Not only does a Varna holiday property in Albena gives you access to the many water sports available, but there are some magnificent trekking into the wooded hills which drop down to the coast.
Eastern European winters are notoriously cold, and as a result, houses in Varna are very cosy. Temperatures in winter hover around the 0°C mark, but the summers are glorious, averaging in the mid 20’s (°C), but rarely breaking 30°C.
Varna International Airport (VAR) makes reaching a Varna property or holiday house in Varna extraordinarily easy from the UK. The airport is located around 9km from the city centre and there are regular busses which will take you right to your Varna rental villa. Flights leave from London, Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle(NEW) and Leeds/Bradford (LBA).