Holidays to Varna on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast offer the perfect blend of authentic Bulgarian resorts and villages with cosmopolitan towns and soft sweeping sands to match. This up-and-coming holiday destination has picturesque beaches and clear, inviting waters, plus you can get great-value deals travelling to this lesser-known gem.
Varna is also well located for exploring other popular resorts, including popular Golden Sands, known for its Blue Flag beach, an aquapark and amazing watersports. You can spend long, lazy days sunbathing before heading to the beach bars or family-friendly restaurants. If you're looking for a quiet escape, check out the small Asparukavo beach. For those who like a little city buzz, Varna holidays have it all. Explore the city’s shops and historical sights before sampling the lively nightlife along the seafront promenade. The popular clubs include the retro Copacabana, Xtravaganzza and La Playa on South Beach, where you can shake a leg at the disco till the early hours and then recover on a king-size bed on the sands. Varna holidays are perfect for families, friends and couples that want a blend of culture, coast and cocktails.
Summers are warm in Varna, extending from May to October, touching highs of 28°C in August. You may encounter showers in June, October and December. To get there, fly to Varna airport, the third largest in Bulgaria and offering flights to Sofia, Vienna and Istanbul, located along the Northern Black Sea coast, about 8km from the city. If you're looking for a lively day on the sand, head towards Sunny Beach holiday resort (approximately one hour and a half by car), home to Bulgaria’s largest stretch of sand and lined with plenty of bars, restaurants, ice cream kiosks and more – plus you've got Bulgaria's biggest waterpark within easy reach too!
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