13 Jan 2022
This week we thought we’d look north, not to the wonderful north of England and Scotland, although those are beautiful parts of the world, but the northern part of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast!
There are two big cities on Bulgaria’s coastline, there is Bourgas towards the south, where there are various beach resorts including Sunny Beach, Nessebar and Sozopol. Further north is Varna, which is Bulgaria’s second biggest city. Close to Varna are the beach resorts of Golden Sands, Albena and St Konstantin. It’s fair to say that most British holidaymakers head for Bourgas, staying in Sunny Beach, Nessebar and
31 Dec 2021
The last time we had any skiers on holiday with us, in fact any holiday makers at all, was in March 2020, thanks to Covid. It’s been a tough 20 months, the travel industry has been hit really hard throughout the pandemic. What makes it difficult for travel companies is they can’t just shut your doors and furlough all staff because we need to service all our customers who have holidays booked. All of us here at Balkan Holidays are very happy to do that as the vast majority of our wonderful customers have stuck with us and transferred their holiday to the next season…and then the next season! We really do appreciate all your
17 Dec 2021
A Closer Look at Nessebar
Sunny Beach is the most popular resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, however so many people say ‘You must visit Nessebar’ – so we did, and this is what we found..
Nessebar is just round the bay from Sunny Beach, if you stand on the middle of the beach and look across there is Nessebar in all its splendour. To reach there you can catch a boat, bus or taxi, alternatively you can walk along the beach as it curves round into Nessebar itself.
Often referred to as ‘The Pearl of the Black Sea’ it has a rich history stretching back over three thousand years. This
26 Nov 2021
Sunny Beach is the most popular resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast and among the most popular hotels with Balkan Holidays customers are hotels Globus, Fenix and Pomorie, they are good hotels in great locations plus they are exceptional value for money, the perfect combination. Then there’s hotels such as the Melia Sunny Beach and the Laguna Park, both high quality four star all-inclusive hotels, the type of hotels so popular with holidaymakers these days.
However, there are plenty of other hotels to choose from, what is right for one person isn’t necessarily right for another person but there are plenty of
12 Nov 2021
A lot of people have pre conceptions of Sunny Beach, many people think it’s a party resort and not for them, but when you look a bit further into the resort you find a different side of Sunny Beach, quite a few sides actually.
There is indeed a party scene in Sunny Beach. Flower Street, in the centre of the resort does have bars and clubs where you’ll find the partygoers and it’s great fun. However, when you walk just one street away it’s so much quieter and then you have the rest of this glorious and varied resort to discover and enjoy.
Sunny Beach is a large resort and the vast majority of it is
05 Nov 2021
Having previously been a French Alpes exclusive snowboarder, I had the opportunity to visit Bansko in March 2020 just before lockdown started, and boy was I impressed! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the slopes in Bansko, well groomed, corduroy slopes met me and without a mogul in sight! There was a mixed standard of slopes too, not just blue runs but some good reds which were a good width too and to top it off I was also lucky enough to have sunshine too! For the Instagramable photos head to the ‘Bansko loves you ball’ on the piste!
A few times throughout our stay we visited the Mountain restaurants as you do for
26 Oct 2021
Nothing quite compares to carving on your board or skis down freshly groomed pistes on a sunny crisp morning,taking in the views of the Pirin Mountains and getting a serious adrenaline rush at the same time. Quite frankly, there's no better place to do it than on a Bansko Holiday, without a doubt Bulgaria's most modern ski resort. Here are five reasons why it's the best place to be if you're into the sport.
Situated as it is at the foot of the Pirin Mountains, you're lucky to have a whole UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore at your leisure. Bulgaria's landscape is at its wildest here, and
25 Oct 2021
The Town of Pomorie, a cheap resort in good location
Pomorie, a town with a population of 15 thousand, is halfway between Bourgas and Nessebar / Sunny Beach, about 20 km away from each. It was probably founded in the 5th or 4th century BC, as part of ancient Apollonia, today’s Sozopol.
Apart from the waterfront by the Black Sea, Pomorie has its own lake as well: the saltwater Lake Pomorie is protected, it is the habitat of 215 bird species, and because of its healing power it was called the Holy Lake in ancient times. Many people still visit Pomorie today to get the healing mud treatment, using the mud from the lake in all
16 Jul 2021
4 Amazing Things To Do In Sunny Beach
Big, beautiful and buzzing – Sunny Beach curves around Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast for eight blissful kilometres. With a huge range of water sports, restaurants, nightclubs and excursions, you never run out of things to do in Sunny Beach. Sunny Beach is consistently one of the best value holiday destination in the world in Post Office Holiday Costs Report
Hit the beach
Sunny Beach’s sheltered Blue Flag sands are the star of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast – and the biggest. Families love the soft golden sands, where you can join volleyball games or go horse-riding on
25 Jun 2021
Our Top Reasons Why You'll Love Learning to Ski In Bulgaria
You've thought about learning to ski, but you find yourself asking the question "is it for me?". Well, the answer simply has to be YES! Why? Because not only is skiing an incredibly fun hobby that will take you to some of the most breathtaking places, but provided you are in good hands, skiing is also easier to learn and more affordable than most people think.
Not much can compare to the cocktail of positive emotions racing through your body when you find yourself at the bottom of the slope having just completed your very first run. Almost instantly you find