Nestled on the Black Sea Coast, Burgas is an enchanting jumble of stunning scenery; ribbons of sandy beach and sweeping lakes, lofty mountains and charming villages.
Despite a few remnants of its Communist past, Burgas blooms with a young and vibrant cultural scene. Historical, ethnographical and archaeological museums offer the ambling tourists much to see and learn while the Sea Garden near the north beach boasts an abundant array of flowers from common to rare species. Poda, part of a large wetland reserve, is the place to spot much of the areas spectacular birdlife.
Summers bring diving, kite surfing and yachting to Burgas Bay while winters hold the promise of snow and incredible skiing and snowboarding. Grand boulevards show off their bountiful boutiques, dancing fountains and elegant piazzas, while colourful street-side cafes provide a well earned rest from all retail pursuits. Day’s can be spent languidly on the sandy beaches, soaking up the sun or keeping fit with hearty hikes into the local mountains.
The city’s cosy restaurants, serving up Bulgaria’s most popular dishes, make the perfect start to any evening in Burgas. Lively bars and nightclubs almost guarantee a late night, full of warm hospitality and tall Bulgarian folk tales. What could be better?
The following information is correct as of January 2015 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.
Burgas Airport is located just over 6 miles from the city centre of Burgas and takes around 15 minutes by car. Bus service 15 runs regularly from outside the terminal building into the centre of town in just 20 minutes. Taxis are also readily available from the arrivals terminal of Burgas airport.
What you need to know
Currency: The Bulgarian Lev
Visas: EU and UK nationals do not require a visa to enter Bulgaria however, a passport with three months validity beyond the length of stay is required by all visitors. Nationals of countries outside the EU may require an entry visa. More information can be obtained at a local embassy or from the Foreign Office website.
Laws: 18 is the legal age for purchasing and consuming alcohol in Bulgaria and there is a full smoking ban in all indoor public places. That includes bars, restaurants, cafes, cultural establishments, public transport, hotels and nightclubs.
Best Time to Visit
The summer months are the warmest and busiest with flights being at peak price. Late spring and early autumn still have long sunny days, with a little more chance of rain, but with much fewer tourists. Those with a love of snow should visit in the winter months when Bulgaria sees plenty of powder to make the avid skier or snowboarder more than happy.
The Flora international flower exhibition is well worth seeing in May and September, while the music, dance and craft workshops held as part of the International Folklore Festival in August are another good reason to visit. Music lovers will also find plenty to enjoy in August at the Spirit of Burgas International Music Festival held on the areas main beach.
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