Sun, sea, fun, lively streets and happy people – the third biggest city in Bulgaria offers you a memorable destination. Situated on the northern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, Varna has everything necessary for a summer holiday that you will not want to end.
The city can serve any and all of your preferences. Love to go sightseeing? The rich history of Varna starts more than nine millennia ago, and close to the city the oldest gold treasure in human history was found, dating back to 4,400 BC. The Roman baths close to the port of Varna are well-preserved remnants of the biggest thermae on the Balkans, and on their territory there is nowadays a summer concert stage. Put in your itinerary the city symbol as well – the Dormition of the Mother of God Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, second biggest in the country and famous for its architecture and murals.
If the peaceful walk in another time and age appeals, reserve your visit to the Euxinograd Palace, built as summer residence for Bulgarian Prince Alexander I Batenberg in 1881-1885, or study the alleys of the Sea Garden. Varna is an excellent destination for family holiday as well – the dolphinarium supplies unforgettable emotions, and the close-by landmarks such as the palace and botanical garden in Balchik or the medieval Aladzha rock monastery are suitable for day outings. But if you prefer to enjoy the city atmosphere, pick one of the bars and restaurants by the beach with excellent seafood dishes and fresh cocktails
Cocktail on the cool terrace or at the bar, refreshing shopping, 3D cinema experience, funny game for the whole family in the children centre or a nice meal in some of the cosy fast food establishments… You will find everything in one place at Mall Varna – one of the most active zones for shopping and entertainment in Varna. Here everyone can find an exciting idea for the leisure time. Whether to enjoy the summer sales, play bowling, watch a match in the sports bar or just chill out with friends at a café – in Mall Varna you can always find something to make your day special.
Riviera Holiday Club is the right place for an unforgettable summer vacation. The elegant restaurant Imperial with incredible sea view is the hit of the season in Riviera with its exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. New abounding menu tempts for a long peaceful lunch or dinner under the stars with ravishing dishes such as shrimp in herbs, calamari à la Romana, salmon with cream and lamb roll. Each Friday night from 19 July till 23 August you can enjoy a special show programme. La Terrace Restaurant at the Oasis Boutique Hotel offers creative gourmet cuisine with Mediterranean and Spanish influence and an excellent wine selection. Try the seabass on a plate, the lamb cutlets with crispy herb jacket with spinach mousse and cheeses, or some of the other splendid dishes from the distinguished menu of La Terrace gourmet restaurant. Special attention is paid to seafood at the Fish Restaurant, where waves splash under the terrace. Еnjoy the carefree atmosphere and Black Sea fish with a lot of lemon for lunch with friends or romantic dinner.
The undisputed fashion destination of the sea capital of Bulgaria is Grand Mall – the biggest shopping centre on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Under the glass roof of Grand Mall in Varna you will find the world-famous fashion brands H&M, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Okaidi, Humanic. This is also the biggest child centre in the seaside city Kids Play – a favourite with parents for its entertainment and safety features. Everything necessary for you and your holiday home is gathered in the hypermarket Carrefour sprawled on a whole floor. The walk around the cool Grand Mall is worth experiencing – the building has impressive architecture and has won the Golden Plummet award, while in the hot summer days it is an excellent place for relaxation.
It is not enough for you to watch the sea from the beach? Choose your dream destination in the Varna office of Variety Cruises and discover the charm of a holiday on a small ship or a mega yacht. With them you can visit places that are not typically accessible to large cruise liners – isolated bays, seaside towns or exclusive resorts – while enjoying the atmosphere of a boutique hotel. Among the destinations offered by Variety Cruises are Greece, Turkey, South Italy, France, the Seychelles, Costa Rica, Cuba and others, and on board experts provide seminars on cultural and gastronomic topics.
Make your Varna holiday more exciting with new experiences.
In Beloslav, near Varna, you can visit the glass factory of Inhom company and witness the authentic process of hand-made glass – from the glass furnace through blowing fragile creations to their decoration with paints. Join the painting and get a souvenir for home or choose from the hundreds of unique vessels and figurines. Between the glass museum, the glass cave and the glass river, together with the engaging explanations of the technologist, the visit will leave a lasting impression on you.
Combine the pleasure of your holiday with the useful medical tourism. In Status medical laboratory you can get a range of tests from full blood picture to your microbiological and parasitological status, as well as cervical smears. The laboratory also has a home visits.
Varna boasts excellent conditions for water and extreme sports – in both facility and treatment of possible complications. If you develop a health problem or get a fracture, turn to the Oxygena Hyperbaric Medical Centre for specialised treatment and expert consultation. Recompression for divers, treatment of orthopedic injuries and ozone therapy will save you a lot of future worries and ruined health.