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Varna - an attractive destination for year-round tourism!

Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Because of its rich history and dynamic present, it is often called the "Sea Capital of Bulgaria". The city's geographical location, rich natural resources and ancient history determine its image of one of the most famous and beautiful resort centres in Europe and the largest in the Black Sea region. Today Varna is an attractive tourist, cultural and educational centre with excellent investment opportunities. As the eastern gate of the European Union, the city is an important transport and logistics centre, linking Europe and Asia, a bridge for cooperation and development of trade, transport and cultural relations.

Varna is an attractive four season destination, and tourism is one of the main industries in the structure of the economy.  Varna Airport operates flights to 110 destinations provided by more than 60 airlines. Each year the number of tourists, served at the airport, exceeds 2 million. The unique natural resources - 32 km of the coastline, golden beaches, lush forests, more than 20 mineral springs, combined with rich cultural and historical heritage and traditions, provide great opportunities for recreation and entertainment, for the development of cultural, nautical tourism and holidays, wellness, balneology, medical and spa tourism.

The resorts "Golden Sands", "St. St. Constantine and Helena", "Riviera" and "Sunny day" offer more than 400 accommodation units with approximately 60,000 beds. Some of the resorts annually win the Blue Flag Award for Best Beach.

The cultural calendar of the city is extremely rich - Varna hosts many international festivals, including the International Music Festival "Varna Summer", the International Ballet Competition, the International Theatre Festival, the International Film Festival "Love is Folly" and others. Тhe oldest processed gold in the world, found in the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis (eneolithic) necropolis - V-IV millennium BC, consisting of 294 graves was discovered here. The golden artefacts, made of 23.5 carat gold are over 3000 and their total weight is more than 6 kg. The Treasure can be seen in the Archaeological Museum. The guests of the city should not miss Aladzha Monastery - the most famous medieval rock monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, inhabited by hermit monks in the 13th - 14th centuries; Roman baths - archaeological remains of the former public baths of the ancient city of Odessos, the natural phenomenon "Stone forest" and many others.