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...


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...


Open All Hours

Map showing Sunny Beach

Best Of Both Worlds! What do I mean by that?  Well, the good thing about having an apartment in St Vlas is that you literally can have the best of both worlds.  If you want peace and quiet, a relaxing walk, slow stroll along the beach or a mooch in...