Varna is a lovely coastal city of great heritage, vibrant urban life and impressive culture that attracts holidaymakers in summer and festival-goers all year around.
Enjoy the city’s mild climate with usual temperatures between 5 and 10°C from December to March. You can go to the beach as early as the beginning of May and still swim in the sea in early October. Temperatures in July and August rarely go over 30°C, so you can still enjoy the sun.
Beaches and thermal springs
Varna (including Golden Sands and St. St. Constantine and Helena Resorts) is well-known for its sandy beaches and hot mineral springs.
You could start with a visit to the local Archaeological Museum, which exhibits the world’s oldest gold treasure, along with artefacts from a range of periods and cultures, such as Thracian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian…
You will be fascinated with the rich collections of the other local museums, for example the Roman Thermal Baths, one of the largest in Europe.
Cultural life and festivals
Enjoy the city art galleries and the countless cultural events, including the International Music Festival, the International Theatre Festival, the International Film Festival, the International Ballet Competition, along with more music, ballet, opera, theatre and movies all year around.
You will find Bulgarian food exceptionally diverse and delicious, with many traditional Bulgarian restaurants using fresh ingredients and traditional recipes.
Meet the locals to find more about Bulgarian culture.
Explore the city to find some fine examples of local interpretations of Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Baroque, Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture.
Enjoy the local nightlife, with many clubs open year round. Don’t miss out on the ones on the beach in summer.
Fashion & Shopping
You can find plenty of shopping centers, traditional open-air markets and small shops.
Find good value for money whether you dine out or get pampered in a spa.