Holidays in
Varna

A Bulgarian coastal favourite

With a dash of golden sand and a shimmer of azure blue, Varna city breaks couldn’t be a more enticing prospect. The city on the Black Sea is home to a string of famous beaches with warm mineral-rich waters, a healthy nightlife and live music scene, and much more. Head to the southeast of the city to see Varna’s well-preserved Roman baths, which date from when the city was known as Odessus under ancient Roman rule. For a more modern cultural hit, wander around the centrally located, family-friendly Sea Garden. It’s said to be the Balkans’ largest landscaped garden, and is home to an open-air theatre, the Natural Science Museum, Naval Museum, Copernicus Astronomy Complex and Planetarium and the Terrarium zoo.

Foodies will enjoy the Mediterranean and traditional Bulgarian dishes at the city’s many restaurants – particularly along the coast – while night owls on city breaks to Varna will find bars, clubs and live music venues to enjoy. Varna’s compact, walkable city centre is packed with historic churches and monuments, while other interesting sights are within easy reach by bus or car, including the Euxinograd Palace and winery just a few kilometres away. Whether it’s spending time at those beautiful beaches or learning about its fascinating culture and history, you’ll never have a dull moment on a city break to Varna.

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Three tips for a top trip

Buy a Varna City CardAs well as giving you access to public transport, the Varna City Card provides discounts in some restaurants and shops, and free entry to a number of museums and galleries.
Take a soakVarna has many delightful mineral springs. Enjoy a dip in their refreshingly warm waters at various beaches, or at one of the popular public baths.
Take a day tripWhile Varna has museums, shops and historical sights, there are other great places to visit nearby, including Euxinograd Palace, Pobiti Kamani rock formation and the medieval cave monastery at Aladzha.

Best attractions to see in Varna

Golden treasures

Visit Varna Archaeological Museum and marvel at the gold of Varna. The museum displays the oldest gold artefacts ever discovered, which date from 4600 BC.

The Sea Garden

These pretty coastal gardens, which date back to the 19th century, are great for balmy afternoon walks. Explore the museums and attractions that sit in the grounds, too.

Roman bathing spots

In the south of city are the well-preserved Roman Thermae. While you can’t use the baths yourself, it offers a fascinating glimpse into Roman leisure time.

Your Varna questions, answered

Certainly. Given its coastal location, Varna is a great place for a sporty holiday, with beach volleyball and swimming available, as well as boat trips and diving excursions.

Absolutely. Varna’s beaches are excellent, from the tranquil Kabakum to the Saints Constantine and Helena resort a few kilometres out of the city, there are plenty to choose from.

Varna has a wide range of venues where artists perform live music across a variety of genres. There are also some great music festivals throughout the year.

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