This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Burgas City. To help you make friends with Burgas City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Burgas City, Bulgaria, is a city on Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest city in Bulgaria. Although Burgas is a hub for business and tourism, not many landmarks and historical attractions are to be found in Burgas City Centre. However, the surrounding areas boast some of the fascinating cultural sights in Bulgaria, making Burgas a perfect base for explorers.
Due to its strategic location, you can make a few day trips from Burgas. One of these is Sunny Beach, Bulgaria's most popular seaside resort. However, due to its popularity, the beach is often very crowded. Travelers have the opportunity to visit both Nessebar and Sozopol, two Medieval towns -- a brimming pot of culture with cobbled streets and quaint hamlets. The Burgas Lakes have been declared as a protected area, a major point of the migratory route for birds from Europe. Therefore, the region offers excellent bird watching and eco-travel activities.
There are only a handful of hostels in Burgas City, Bulgaria. Similar to everywhere else in Bulgaria, the city offers cheap, delicious food. For those who are interested in history and culture, Holy Cross Armenian Church and Ethnographic Museum are two key attractions in the city. In the summer months of July and August, you can boat to St. Anastasia, Bulgaria's largest inhabited island, from Burgas' pier. There are no Burgas City, Bulgaria hostels on the island, however, you can rent a room in one of the few guesthouses to stay a night.
In a traditional Bulgarian restaurant (called Mehana or tavern), travelers can taste authentic Bulgarian meals such as kebabs, stuffed peppers, or Shopska salad with a glass of rakia or Bulgarian red wine. While you enjoy your meal, traditional dancers and folk music keep you entertained. At the Turkish border, there's a national park with low mountain forests and tiny hamlets. Even today, in rural Bulgarian villages near Burgas City, the life hasn't changed much and remains two to three centuries old.
Written by local enthusiast for Burgas City hostelsZin