Category: St Vlas

Ladies Day

Also known as “International Womens Day” Sunday 8th March 2015 was Ladies Day in Bulgaria.  While we were at St Vlas this March, we noticed that the flower shops were open and that many people were walking around with fresh flowers, either in a lovely bouquet, in a plant pot...


Spring is starting to show

It’s A Lovely Feeling … At last the long cold winter is slowly disappearing and Spring is most definitely on its way – you can tell by the way the trees and plants are budding.  Although it was still pretty cold when we visited St Vlas this month (March 2015)...


St Vlas Marina March 2015

Packed Away For Winter At the end of each summer season the marina and beaches look very different.  The palm trees are covered up to protect them from the winter weather, the restaurants and shops are closed (except for maybe one or two) and most of the boats are taken...


Stormy sea at St Vlas

March by the sea! We’ve just come back from enjoying a lovely weeks break at our apartment.  Admittedly it was pretty cold when the wind was blowing but the sun came out now and again and we were lucky enough not to see any rain. As long as you were...


Their very own Motor Museum

Vlas motor museum
The motor museum at Vlas

Yes Folks, That’s It! Well we think that’s it!  We saw a sign one day by the side of a supermarket which pointed to ….   this little pile of two-wheeled vehicles!  At least it’s free to look!  Maybe they’re waiting for some more artefacts to come in!


St Vlas Church

Vlas Church
Vlas Church built by the Dinevi brothers

The Dinevi brothers do not just build apartment and hotel complexes.  In 2007 they built the Orthodox Church of St. Vlasiy (pictured above).  It was built on the site of an ancient monastery which was there from the ІІІ to ХVІІ century.  The building is really quite magnificent, both inside...


A Quick Guide to St Vlas

st vlas marina

Below are just a few photos of the village …     Where Is It? St Vlas is approx. 5 kms north of the busy, purpose-built holiday resort of Sunny Beach. When I say a “village” it’s actually now been declared a “town” for some reason but I still prefer...


Winter In St Vlas

Compass pool Feb 10
Compass swimming pool February 2010 - brrr!

Fancy A Swim? The photo above shows what our swimming pool at Compass looked like in the first week of February 2010!  We found a very cheap flight with  wizzair – think it was about £80 each return from Luton airport – yes, return! Wish it was that sort of price...


Now Where Did I Leave My Ferrari (I wish!)

Ferrari 458

Are You A Car Enthusiast? If you are, then St Vlas is the place to go to see some pretty amazing cars.  Many of them are owned by the Dinevi brothers.       Vlas’s Very Own Car Rally Each year (I think it may be early May-ish), Vlas Marina takes...