In the east of Bulgaria directly on the Black Sea is the seaside resort of Sunny Beach. During the winter months the village is quiet and deserted, but when the sun shows itself regularly, the city starts to buzz. The international public is drawn to the beautiful beaches, the cozy restaurants and the affordable hotels. Culture is sought in the southern part near Nessebar, where you can also excellent diving. And shops can be found on every street corner. For many enough ingredients for a successful holiday.
Sunny Beach Top 10 Things to Do
According to Allcitycodes, the former Bulgarian fishing village of Nessebar has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1983. Nessebar is located south of Sunny Beach directly on the Black Sea. The history of the village goes back more than three thousand years. Therefore, there are several sights that originate from the Hellenistic period. You can admire the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and a temple of Apollo. The historical heritage of Nessebar is a special addition to the always bustling Sunny Beach.
Most visitors to Sunny Beach come to party and then laze on the beach. The beaches are therefore well designed for a large audience. The broadly measured coastal strip of approximately eight kilometers has many well-run beach bars, rental companies and fun water attractions to offer. The shallow water rises very slowly to deeper parts of the sea. Beach beds and umbrellas can be rented for a fee. And at the end of the day you can use the showers on the beach.
#3. Flower Street Flower Street
is undisputedly number 1 in terms of nightlife. When the day comes to an end, the nightlife here quickly gets going. Flower Street actually runs into the boulevard that ends at the beach. There are also nice shops, good hotels and of course restaurants on this street. Some bars are even open 24 hours here.
The colorful boulevard of Sunny Beach is a true experience both during the day and in the evening. In addition to the brightly colored goods, the boulevard also has a brightly colored public. It is a coming and going of different personalities. It is therefore a good place to relax on one of the many terraces while enjoying a delicious cooling drink. The boulevard connects to the famous Flowers Street and runs all the way to the beach. Regularly there are all kinds of attractions that boost the adrenalin well.
#5. Action Aquapark
The blistering heat during the summer months can make you gasp for cooling. At the Action Aquapark in Sunny Beach they know how to handle that. Several slides lead you to the cooling water. Names such as kamikadze, turbolence and extreme alternate with calmer waters such as the lazy river and the wave pool. Young and old can enjoy themselves here.
#6. International Folklore Festival “Sunny Beach”
Every year in August a three-day folklore festival takes place in Sunny Beach. A stage will be set up in the center where different groups will show their dancing skills and matching clothing. Often there is live music and a winner is also chosen.
#7. Paradise Waterpark
Just south of Sunny Beach near Nessebar is another and slightly larger aqua park. Slides here are sometimes longer than a hundred meters and the speeds are almost bizarre. The last new one even counts one hundred and forty-six meters. But here too there are quieter spots where you can be driven through the park while hanging back in your wristband.
If you would like to leave the hustle and bustle of the seaside resort behind, it is worth booking a jeep or quad safari. The tours, some of which lead to the Balkan Mountains, are often combined with lunch and/or a dip in the water. This way you immediately get to see more of the country and the immediate surroundings of Sunny Beach.
#9. Excursion to Istanbul
From Sunny Beach in Bulgaria you can spend a day in Turkish Istanbul in no time. You can leave the party crowd behind and experience a bit of culture or shopping fun in this big city. With the most modern shopping centers such as Akmerkez and Astoria or colorful bazaars such as Arasta, you can easily spend a day out of the heat. If you prefer a bit more content, you can visit a number of sights such as Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque or the Topkapi Palace.
#10. Flying Dutchman
Dutch cosiness can also be found in Bulgaria. The party cafe Flying Dutchman is located in the popular entertainment area of Sunny Beach. Both during the day and in the evening you can enjoy Dutch snacks such as bitterballen and frikadel. Sometimes Dutch artists also perform, which enhances the fun even more.