Golden Sands is the reference Bulgarian resort, which offers its guests entertainment for every taste. Hotels and motels are built along the coastline, where you can not only relax well, but also improve your health. By the way, Golden Sands is famous for its thermal sulfur springs and balneotherapy centers. Fans of historical sites will be able to visit fascinating excursions around the ethnocomplex, ancient ruins and a rocky monastery. Rent a car and explore all local attractions and drive around the surrounding area. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the yacht port and popular entertainment venues. By the way, in the season in Golden Sands various festivals, concerts, tournaments are regularly held, visiting which you can have fun both for adults and children.
Varna Airport ( Varna Airport then ) - download scheme
IATA code: VAR
Location: 22 km from Golden Sands
Official website: http://www.varna-airport.com/
Information: +359 52 573 323
The following companies provide car rental services at Varna Airport: Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Top Rent-a-Car, Choice Rent-a-Car, Avis, Sixt. Rental car rental desks are located in the arrivals area. There are several parking zones near the airport.
Having rented a car, go on an excursion to the chapel of St. John the Baptist, which is located in the center of the popular resort. Interestingly, the shrine was erected under the patronage of Metropolitan Cyril of Varna and Preslav. It attracts the attention of tourists even from the outside: unusual forms, unique architectural solutions are intriguing and forced to go inside. The interior of the chapel is rich in decoration and elegance of forms. In the possession of the shrine there is a small collection of exhibits, which presents ritual objects, antique clothes, a large collection of ceramics, handicrafts.
Waterpark "Aquapolis" - is the first in Bulgaria and is considered the most beautiful in Eastern Europe. It occupies more than 40 thousand square meters and offers its guests a wide variety of entertainment: pools of different depths, the safest and most incredible water slides, a balneological zone with a hydromassage and a jacuzzi, a rock for climbing. There is also a children's playground and an area for restaurants and bars. A visit to the water park is sure to be a memorable event for all family members.
Three piers are equipped on the territory of the Golden Sands yacht port, from where the company organizes boat trips along the coast. This is a great opportunity to explore the resort town from the water and enjoy panoramic views. In addition, it will be interesting to find out unknown facts from the history of Golden Sands and how the development of the resort and infrastructure took place. An unforgettable experience and beautiful photos are guaranteed.
In Golden Sands there are several artesian wells with weakly mineralized waters. Some hotels and resorts already have their own balneo-physiological treatment facilities, which allows for the treatment of endocrine and other diseases. The list of complexes where you can improve your health includes the following: “Riviera”, “Kamchia”, hotel “Luna”, “Ambassador”. To visit several mineral springs, take a rental car.
If you travel with children, do not miss the opportunity to visit the amusement park, which is located near the Admiral Hotel. Here you can ride a sightseeing train and explore the entire area of the park, visit the laughing room, and compete in electric cars. The most memorable action will be the inspection of the city from the Ferris wheel. Panoramic views are sure to impress everyone.
In Batovo, in the suburbs of Golden Sands, is the Chiflik Exhibition Complex, which offers its guests to get acquainted with a collection of ethnography. During the tour it will be possible to learn about the peculiarities of local life at the beginning of the 20th century, to see unique exhibits. Immediately after the tour, guests are invited to taste the masterpieces of Bulgarian cuisine and wine prepared according to old recipes. The complex regularly hosts various festivities in which visitors can take part. By the way, in Chiflik there are souvenir shops and craft shops where you can buy something for memory. After exploring the complex, it will be interesting to walk around the city and see the monuments of antiquity and charming architectural structures.
Golden Sands Reserve http://www.bulgariamonasteries.com/aladja_manastir.html
Rent a car to get to the unique rock monastery Aladzha, which is located in the national park. Alaja consists of two levels. On the first there were utility rooms, a church, cells of monks, on the second - a monastery chapel. Even before the XVI century, the monastery was operational until it was ruined by the Ottomans. Today, the main interest for tourists is the internal walls, painted with unusual frescoes and perfectly preserved to this day. After a tour of the monastery, you should go to the museum, which presents a collection of crafts of local masters, ceramics, antique clothing. In a small shop you can buy souvenirs. An interesting fact: on Wednesdays and Saturdays, audio-visual performances are held here right on a steep cliff, during which the history of the attraction is told.
The main attraction, for which it is worth a trip to Balchik, is the wonderful palace “Silent Nest”. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Queen of Romania, Maria Edinburgh. The palace served as a summer residence, where the queen herself and her guests of honor often visited. Already in the middle of the century, the building gained the status of a national monument of landscape art, thanks to the magnificent garden, which was divided around the palace. Walking through the territory you can feel the atmosphere of comfort and royal bliss.
If you have the time, it’s worth highlighting a couple of days to visit the beautiful town of Veliko Tarnovo, which is considered the ancient capital of Bulgaria. The old part of the city deserves attention, in which buildings from the period of the 19th-20th centuries are well preserved. They are located mainly over the cliff, where the Yantra River flows below. The main attractions worth visiting in Veliko Tarnovo are the Patriarchal Cathedral, Tsarevets Fortress, and the Museum of the National Renaissance. The guides say that it is here that the soul of the people of Bulgaria lives and if you want to feel the whole story on yourself, you should slowly walk along the quiet streets and see the panoramas of the city from the fortress.
Stone Forest is a unique phenomenon, also called “Broken Stones”. Historians consider this place a unique phenomenon, which has no analogues in the world. So far, it has not been possible to unravel the mystery of the Stone Forest, and there are at least 15 hypotheses explaining its origin. Having rented a car, go with your own eyes to see an unusual natural attraction. Interesting fact: the stone columns inside are empty. One hypothesis explains this as follows: in the place of a stone forest, trees resembling mangroves grew, stone pillars formed around them, and the trees withered over time. The attraction has a strong energy field. They say that touching the stone columns, you can free yourself from negative energy.
Near Admiral Hotel
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Gerana is an excellent establishment that is suitable for any occasion. Here you can have a delicious breakfast or snack, celebrate an important event or meet with a group of friends. In the evenings, live music is played, and in the institution all empty tables are slowly filled. The menu offers a wide selection of dishes for every taste, including for vegetarians. It is important that any ordered dish will be prepared with fresh ingredients, and the waiters will make sure that it is served in the form in which you want.
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For a delicious lunch, head to Exotic. Seafood lovers will not be able to resist here trying something like that. There is a play area for children, but the living area - the rabbit and the parrot, with which the kids can play, has become especially popular. The cozy atmosphere has a pleasant rest, and the friendly staff takes care of each visitor, trying to bring the order as quickly as possible. In the evenings, the Exotic Café is especially pleasant to spend time listening to live music and tasting national dishes.
Golden Sands | in front of “Hotel Riu Dolce Vita” https://www.facebook.com/bistroamring
If you plan to try a dish, but cannot find it in the menu of nearby establishments, in Snack Bar Am Ring, the chefs will kindly agree to prepare for you something that is not on the menu. The institution has a cozy atmosphere, so it’s nice to spend time in any company or even alone. The exterior of the cafe is not noticeable, but be sure that here you can be deliciously fed and charged with a good mood for the whole vacation. Tourists using rental cars will be able to use nearby parking.
For delicious food and large portions, head to Chiflishki Han. Some tables overlook the sea, making a meal can be doubly enjoyable. The staff quickly serves, despite the large flow of visitors and tries to please every guest. Tourists strive to visit Chiflishki Han at least once to see an incredible dance on charcoals and an original show program. A big plus: there are always some free tables.
Golden sands | Riviera Holiday club http://rivierabulgaria.com/en/hotels/riviera-beach/restaurants/fish-restaurant
Riviera Holiday Club Fish Restaurant is one of the most romantic places in Golden Sands. The view of the embankment, the gentle breeze and the aroma of the sea awaken appetite and lead to a great mood. Snow-white furniture and a huge amount of light create an atmosphere of ease of being and weightlessness. It is worth trying pasta, squid in batter, crayfish. It is especially nice to watch the sunset when the sun cares for the horizon in the sea. To get to the Riviera Holiday Club Fish Restaurant, it is better to book a table in advance.
Golden Sands Resort
+359 52 357 180 http://www.hotelcasinointernational.com/ double room - from € 82
If you want to spend your holidays as actively as possible, playing sports, visiting entertainment programs, we advise you to opt for INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites. Rooms with sea view and park view are available. A variety of breakfasts are offered to guests, so everyone can choose the dishes to their taste and get enough full in the morning. Those who are used to keeping fit no matter the circumstances will appreciate the swimming pool, fitness center and spa. Gamblers can try their luck at a local casino. For those planning to rent a car, free parking is available.
Golden Sands Resort
+359 52 811 777 http://www.atlashotel.bg/en/ double room - from € 67
One of the best hotels in the price / quality category is Atlas Hotel. It offers guests a swimming pool, spa, room-service, fitness center. In case of important negotiations, a conference room is equipped, couples are offered special comfortable rooms. The cozy interior allows you to completely relax after a hard day, and unpretentious animated shows cheer up. A good selection of dishes allows you to be well fed and follow a proper diet.
+359 52 394 972 http://grifidhotels.com/ double room - from € 98
Grifid Hotel Arabella is a great option for an unforgettable vacation. The hotel area is beautifully arranged and landscaped, so in the evenings it is especially pleasant to stroll while enjoying the landscape design. The rooms are spacious and functional, with sea views. In the evenings, guests are invited to visit animation programs designed for both children and adults. To diversify your leisure you can play tennis, visit the jacuzzi or spa, work out in the fitness center.
+359 52 358 035 http://www.edelweiss-bg.com/bg/ double room - from € 35
A budget option for a vacation with family in Golden Sands - Edelweiss Hotel. To services of tourists the pool, the fitness center, room-service is provided. If you travel by rental car, you can take advantage of free parking; a business center is equipped in case you need to resolve working issues. Comfortable rooms have a pleasant stay, and the staff is attentive to each guest. In the evenings, shows for children are held.
+359 52 357 240 http://www.marinagrandbeach.bg/ double room - from € 88
If you value quality and comfort on vacation, opt for Marina Grand Beach. The rooms are spacious and bright, with a balcony, you can enjoy views of the sea, the beach or have an atmospheric breakfast. Friendly staff will do their best to make you feel comfortable. After a busy day, you can head to the fitness center for a workout or relax in the spa. Couples can use the babysitting service.
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