With sandy beaches and leafy parks, fine Bulgarian cuisine, ocean views and ancient sites, Bourgas city breaks have it all.
Set by the Black Sea on Bulgaria’s scenic eastern coast, Bourgas, often translated as ‘Burgas’, is surrounded by the Burgas Lakes. Famous for their biodiversity, they are home to many interesting plant and animal species, and are popular with nature lovers. Within Bourgas itself, you can visit the beautiful Sea Garden for lovely bay views, admire a number of interesting monuments or hit the beaches for sunbathing, swimming or more active pursuits such as volleyball.
Just outside the city is Aquae Calidae, a Roman complex with working mineral baths, but Bourgas itself has many historic churches, museums and monuments to discover, including the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
Once you’re done exploring, the city has many acclaimed restaurants to enjoy. Here you’ll find authentic Bulgarian cuisine – which draws influences from neighbouring countries such as Turkey and Greece – as well as top-notch Bulgarian wines on the menus.
So whether you’re looking for history and culture, leisurely days spent unwinding on the beach, pleasant park walks or a mix of them all, city breaks to Bourgas tick all the boxes.