Just a couple of miles north of St Vlas is the resort of Elenite.  It’s probably walkable but when my sister and I holidayed at our apartment last September we decided to get on a bus and see what Elenite is like.  It’s very easy to do – catch the...



Valley Of The Roses My sister (Marilyn) and I had a lovely 2 week holiday at our apartment late September 2011.  As well as wanting a nice relaxing break we also wanted to see a bit more of Bulgaria, particularly where the roses are grown Valley of the Roses.  Bulgaria...


Bourgas (also known as Burgas)

War memorial
War memorial

Bourgas is the second largest city on the Bulgarian black sea coast and the fourth largest after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, with a population of 200,271 according to the 2011 census. wikipedia   Take A Bus Buses to Bourgas go from Sunny Beach bus station very frequently (about every 20 minutes) from...


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!


Buying A Property

Complex Admiral

Where Do You Start? You might think it’s a bit daunting to buy a property in Bulgaria, particularly if you don’t intend to actually go and live there.  You may want to just use it for holidays, to rent out or an investment of course. Barrasford and Bird We were...


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...


Central Restaurant

Our Favourite Restaurant In The Village As it’s name suggests, this restaurant is right in the centre.  You have to go up some steps to get to it as it’s above some shops but it’s really well positioned.  It’s split into two areas, both with a terrace with tables and...


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...


Gloria Mar Restaurant

Worth The View This is one of the restaurants set right on the marina.  The view is absolutely beautiful overlooking the boats and yachts and the staff are very professional.  gloriamar Choose Your Own! There are glass tanks with live lobsters and oysters sitting ready to be somebody’s next meal....


Snow By The Sea

Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach February 2010

Anyone For a Snowball Fight? The picture above shows the beach at “Sunny Beach” looking towards Vlas. Usually, if you want to see the snow, you head to the ski slopes in Bulgaria (such as Bansko, Pamporovo, Borovets), balkan, thomsons.  We’ve never been skiing but we’ve been told by many...