City profile

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 335,000 inhabitants.

Varna is a major tourist destination, business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian navy and merchant marine. With the nearby towns of Beloslav and Devnya, Varna forms the Varna-Devnya Industrial Complex, home to some of the largest chemical, thermal power, and manufacturing facilities in Bulgaria.

The Financial Times recently proclaimed Varna as South-eastern Europe City of the Future, citing its strategic location, fast-growing economy, rich cultural heritage and higher education. The Sea Garden is the largest park in town containing an open-air theatre (venue of the International Ballet Competition, opera performances and concerts), Aquarium , Dolphinarium, Observatory & Planetarium, the Museum of natural History and a Zoo.The seafront promenade is lined by a string of beach clubs offering a vibrant scene of rock, hip-hop, Bulgarian and American-style pop, techno, and chalga. The Independent dubbed Varna "Europe's new funky-town, the good-time capital of Bulgaria".


City Travel

Flights to Varna from London [Gatwick] and London [Luton]

Flights to Sofia from London [Heathrow]. London [Gatwick] London [Luton] and Manchester.

Train Sofia to Varna: 7 hrs