If it’s gifts for loved ones you’re after, the back street boutiques in the city center are your best bet.
THINGS TO DO
01_ If you head south from Primorski Park, you’ll come to Varna’s long beaches. Start the summer by abandoning yourself to the Black Sea’s waves.
02_ Rent a bicycle and discover the touristic sights in Bulgaria’s third largest city on wheels.
THINGS TO SEE
01_ Varna on the Black Sea coast is Bulgaria’s largest port city. Be sure to visit the Naval Museum, a Varna icon.
02_ Focusing on Black Sea underwater life with its upwards of 140 species of fish, Varna Aquarium and Varna Dolphinarium, the Balkan peninsula’s only such venue, are must-see’s.
A wide array of flavors awaits you, from Eastern European to Black Sea fish and seafood. Try Banitsa (Bulgarian beurek), Bulgar kebab, and the cold yoghurt soup called Tarator, which is similar to Turkish “cacık”.
Enjoy summer weather from May to September in Varna, where summertime temperatures range from 26 to 29 °C.
Varna in summer is a mecca for foreign as well as domestic tourists. With a history dating back to the Bronze Age, the city boasts the world’s oldest known gold hoard.
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WHERE IN THE WORLD
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Varna-Isanbul flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. For information: www.turkishairlines.com