Bourgas

Бургас -Комплекс Лили Бийч

Bourgas is the biggest city in Southern Bulgaria. It is also the second biggest city by territory and the fourth biggest by population in Bulgaria. Today Bourgas is an administrative center and an important cultural, industrial, tourist and transportation center. In 2012 the city received the prestigious award “Best city to live in” in a competition organized by Darik Radio and “24 hours” (newspaper).


During the summer Bourgas is visited by lots of Bulgarian and foreign tourists. The city received its first name in the Antiquity, when the Romans named it Deultum. In the Middle Ages Bourgas was known as Pirgos. It received its current name during XVII century.


In Bourgas there is an international airport, the biggest port and the only oil port in the country. In the city there is located the Black Sea fishing fleet, which is a part of the Bulgarian fleet and the Coastguard.


Bourgas is a beautiful and modern city where you can see a combination of ancient and modern architecture. The distance from Sofia is 392 km, from Varna – 132 km and 184 from Stara Zagora.


Бургас -Комплекс Лили БийчInteresting places to visit in the city are the Regional Ethnographic Museum, the Art Gallery and the recently renewed beach garden, which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the area surrounding the city you can see Vaya Lake, Atanasovsko Lake, Mandrensko Lake. Bourgas has perfect conditions for practicing water sports, paragliding and climbing. Other places we recommend you to visit are the Bourgas Cathedral “St. St. Kiril and Methodius”, carrying the name of the Slavic apostles and brothers Kiril and Methodius, and the Bourgas Bridge in the Beach Garden. During the summer season don’t miss the events listed:

 

  • Festival of Sand Figures
  • Spirit of Bourgas – an international music festival
  • International folk festival
  • Flower exhibition “Flora Bourgas”
  • International ballroom Championship


The climate in Bourgas and the region is subtropical. Summer and autumn are typically Mediterranean. The average temperature of sea water during the summer is 24,8°С. Temperatures during the day are often above 20°С until November.