Old and New Nessebar

Nessebar is split into two areas – “old” and “new”.  Old Nessebar is set on a rocky peninsula connecting it to the mainland and New Nessebar. It’s A Must See! Whatever you do, if you go to this area you must go to Old Nessebar.    Just a little south of...

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Sea Taxi

Sea Taxi Sveti Vlas Marina

During the summer months – and weather permitting – a sea taxi runs from the Dinevi Marina over to Old Nessebar.  It runs hourly during the day and costs about 15 leva (although this may obviously change).  It’s a lovely alternative to catching a bus or taking a taxi or...

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Old Nessebar

Church Ruins
Church Ruins

  What A Treat! This has got to be one of the most interesting places we have ever visited.  Jam packed with history, Old Nessebar must receive thousands and thousands of visitors throughout the summer months.  If you go to this area of Bulgaria please do your best to visit....

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Flights to Bourgas

Balkan airplane

During the main holiday period (May to September) it’s very easy to get to Bulgaria from nearly all UK airports.  The main airlines are Thomsons, BH Air (Balkan Holidays) and wizzair.  Bourgas airport is the closest one to Vlas and Sunny Beach (about 30 to 40 minutes drive) but there’s...

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Getting About Bulgaria Quickly and Cheaply!

transport in bulgaria

One of the best (and cheapest) ways to get around is by public bus.  During the holiday season (May to September) the buses run very regularly.  If you want to go to Sunny Beach from Vlas there are two buses you can get on – no. 5 and no. 8....

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Marmalad

Marmalad Restaurant in St Vlas Marina

This is one of the restaurants along the Marina at St Vlas.  When I say “restaurant” it’s actually where you can have a meal or just a drink and maybe a slice of cake – there’s a huge array to choose from – or an ice cream – yet another...

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Where is St Vlas?

It’s about 5 kms – 10 minutes drive north from the busy purpose-built resort of Sunny Beach (“Slanchev Bryag”). Nessebar is about 9 kms. “Sveti Vlas ( known as St Vlas) (Bulgarian: Свети Влас, is a town and seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located in Nessebar...

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Watermill 2

Watermill

The photo above shows the original Watermill building at St Vlas. Watermill 2 “Watermill 2” is a new development by Dinevi, http://dineviresort.com/en being built on a plot of land between Compass and Watermill at St. Vlas.  I can’t find much information on it yet but it’s going to be in the traditional...

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Our first ever visit to Bulgaria

Our very first experience of Bulgaria was in Summer 2003.  We booked a weeks holiday in Sunny Beach after trawling through Teletext on the TV and selecting an ‘accommodation allocated on arrival’ deal – bed & breakfast basis.  To be honest it didn’t start off very well!  We were put...

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