If you dream of walking among golden domes and diving into turquoise waters, make those flights of fancy a reality on holiday to Varna, Bulgaria. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin doesn’t boast the only gold in the city, though. Between 1972 and 1990, archaeologists uncovered solid gold artefacts in this seaside paradise, dating back to 4600-4200 B.C. Tour museums for glimpses—and glints—of ages past and enjoy amenities and outdoor activities that bring you back to the present during your Varna holiday.
Varna curves like a crescent around the bay, with Lake Varna dividing the city from west to east before meeting the Black Sea. Look for hotels in Varna’s southern half to stay farther from city centre, or reserve accommodation north of the lake to have instant access to top cultural venues.
Varna’s hotels are an important factor in planning your itinerary. If water sports are at the top of your must-have list, stay in Varna Bay, west of the waterfront Sea Garden Park, where you can easily commute from balcony to beach or shoot across the lake on a jet ski. Check out the world-famous Varna Archeological Museum downtown, but if you want to start your own excavation, stick to seashells and sand. For the best mixture of high culture and high life, spend your days (and nights) exploring art galleries and chilling out in clubs and restaurants directly south of the city centre.
Located just 9 km from the middle of town, Varna Airport (VAR) is easily accessible to top Varna accommodation and all the activities on your itinerary. With 40 bus lines serving the city, navigating Varna via public transportation is more efficient than in a taxi or hired car.
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Hotels in Black Sea Coast start at AU$47 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.