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Holiday Rental Apartment Local Information

We have provided you with some information on the surrounding area to our rental apartment.
The main areas are; Sunnybeach ,Nessebar, Bourgas,Sozopol and Varna.
Sveti Vlas is a sprawling local village whose spruced-up environs attest to lucrative spill-over business from Sunny Beach.

St Vlas, Location & Area

The Sveti Vlas (St.Vlas) village has about 3,000 inhabitants and is situated just 4 km to the north of Sunny Beach resort and 9 km away from the town of Nessebar.
St Vlas lies in the skirts of the Stara Planina mountain (also called the Balkan mountain) and thus offers a beautiful combination of sea and mountain climate, considered favourable for those suffering from lung diseases.
The adjacent beaches are of a total length of about 1km and average width of 16 metres. The eastern end of the village's adjacent coastal line hosts the small port of local fishermen.

Some information on Sunny Beach

The biggest resort, with the longest and widest blue flag beach strip, with hotels spread along the beach and among the dunes, the sunniest resort for the sunniest people.
Lying about 22 miles (35km) north of Bourgas, Sunny Beach is the largest Bulgarian sea resort situated on a wide semi-circular bay along the southern part of the Black Sea Riviera, with a five-mile (8km) strip of beach backed by natural golden sand dunes, which is regarded as the best beach along the coast.
It is naturally protected by the Balkan mountain range to the north, and with its warm Mediterranean climate, clean and calm water and safe swimming, it is a perfect all-round holiday destination, living up to its motto 'Where families come first'.

Some information on Bourgas

The city of Bourgas has a population of almost 200,000 people according to recent data, and is the second largest city at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is also the fourth largest city in the country, following Sofia, Plovdiv and connecting Varna. It is situated in the farthest western part of the Bourgas Bay and 390km east of Sofia.
Due to the low level of the coast in the area, three lagoon-lakes (the Atanassovo, Bourgas, and Mandren lakes) lie in the area surrounding the city.
There is regular bus transport from Nessebar, Sunny Beach and Bourgas to Sveti Vlas, and plenty of private minibuses, route and ordinary taxis. There is also water transport to and from Nessebar and Bourgas to Sunny Beach.
The international airport of Bourgas is a 20 to 30 minute drive away and is served by international carriers and charter airlines from throughout Europe.Check out our travel page

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St Vlas Restaurants

There are 4 or 5 exhange places in the village the best one gave an exch of 2.28 Lev to the GBP.(2009)
A pint of beer is about 1.5 lev depending on which type. Their local lagers Kaminizta or Zagorka are very drinkable, Becks, Stella, Heinikin are usually availble too. Soft drinks are about the same price. Flirt Vodka and Orange, Jonnie Walker Red and coke about 3.5-4.5 lev. Their singles are similar to our doubles by the way ! usually referred to a 'small measure'
Our meals including 1 or two drinks(pint of lager/ Whisky and coke) came to between 25 lev to 50 lev. Main dishes are usually 6-12 lev ,although some of the expensive restaurants .
The Salt and Pepper, Piano Bar and Greek Restaurant on the Marina can go to 20-30 levs.To accompany this you would probably have a salad or Saute pototoes at about 5 lev.The Old Mill on the Marina is more reasonable.
You will see the nearest supermarket opposite the complex entrance, it usually stocks everything you will need. the milk comes in cartons and is marked at the bottom 0.5/1.5/3.0 depending how semi skimmed you want your milk. 1,5 is nice in coffee but 0.5 is probably better for tea. Can't remember the make but we used one in a green carton.
To the left of the supermarket is a small 'casino', either side of this are the bus stop and stop for picking up the free shuttle to nessebar water park (30lev entrance, 22lev after 3pm) There is another waterpark in Sunnybeach which is smaller and older and also has a free shutle bus, but our son preferred Nessebar.
Past the bus stop is the first road that leads up to the village. At the first small crossroads you will see George Michaels restaurant where they have a live duet playing every night, mostly Bulgarian music. Recommend you try this a least one night and they do a lovely Pizza in hear among other dishes. As in all restaurants don't b afraid to ask for help they uasually have a good understanding of english these days.
Turning left down the main street you wll see many shops and stalls, the silver is very cheap and offers some unique designs. The next main restaurant will be on your left, Rubins, this has a terraced area from which you can see the sea, we didn't eat here this year but serves some nice meals. Next hidden down some steps is R-t chapai, We had a lovely evening dancing one night and Peter the Chef is very friendly, not the best meal but a good place for a drink if they have a band/ dancers on. Moving along the road you will see The talk of the town, another sometimes lively venue if they have special evenings for dancers or football etc.
One of our favourite restaurants is the next one on the left the Balkan( green sign). Again hidden down some steps but a romantic setting.
Further up the street you will enter the main square . On the right upstairs the Bisser does some nice food. the Toto (blue windows is very reasonably priced but has more of a cafeteria feel. Across the square is the Chinese which serves very generous servings look for thne red lanterns. Next door spelt repaha is another restaurant we would recommend you try.

Sunnybeach offers a variety of restaurants the most popular being Djannis which is located on the right hand side a short walk just past the main bus stop for sunnybeach centre which is on the left hand side and takes you to the beach. The promenade which runs in both directions has many bars and restaurants all offer much the same choices some with kareoke, live music, cocktails ,what ever takes your fancy. Generally the prices are slightly higher, and exhanging your money slightly less nearer 2.1/lev/GBP. Although we did hear someone find a pint for 89 stonkas (less than a lev).
In the village, just before the Balkan restaurant is a shop yhat offers excursions, jeep sfaaris, car hire. Our son went on the sunset champagne cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. About 30lev per person. They also offer cruises to turkey etc.
From the marina there is a Nessebar boat shuttle (10lev) if this appeals, but would recommend taking it when the sea is calm as it is a small craft ! The marina also offers boat/yacht hire depending on your budget as its beyond ours!

Only the most world-weary of visitors could get bored here among a wide variety of activities and entertainment, including almost every kind of sport imaginable and plenty of fun and games for children.
The resort comprises of more than 120 modern hotels, and offers a wide range of services as well as organised day trips to surrounding attractions, including the ancient town of Nessebar.
Several big shopping centres provide plenty of opportunities to search for clothes, souvenirs and food.
Over 130 restaurants and taverns cater to foreign tastes with a wide range of cuisine. Eating establishments range from the authentic British Red Lion pub for the homesick, and traditional Bulgarian mehanas, to an unusual Bulgarian experience offered at the Hanska Shatra (Khan's Tent), which has a superb setting, mosaic interior and live folk music, but is expensive and touristy.
Nightlife is varied and ranges from nightclubs, discos, casinos and bars, to cafes, folk-style spots and a variety of acts and entertainment in the local taverns.
Besides sunbathing and swimming, the resort offers so many water and land-based activities that it is impossible to get bored. Sports include windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing, parasailing, beach volleyball, mini-golf, horseriding, climbing, cycling and tennis, and there are also fitness centres, swimming pools and spa treatment centres.
The Sunnybeach resort can get very crowded during peak season with over 100 hotels accommodating thousands of visitors.

The New Dinevi Marina

The town is also famous for its brand new and beautiful yacht port, which is being developed close to the water base of the local fishermen. The Dinevi Marina yacht port offers everything needed for a yacht lover to enjoy unforgettable summer holiday. People can hire and even buy yachts there. The professional team of consultants will provide you great service and a real value of money.

Why not take the boat taxi to Historic Nessebar?

In 1956 the town was proclaimed an architectural and archeological reserve. The remnants of an antique fortified wall with a gate dating from III-IV century, the churches from V-VI century and the ones dating from the medieval period (X-XIV century), which are fine works of the medieval Bulgarian and Byzantine architecture, the 60 houses of the revival period, give the town unique appearance and atmosphere.
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In our View

The growth in Vlas means that there are ever- increasing number of attractions for tourists who opt to stay there.Visitors can also avail themselves to the varied amenities and busy night life at Sunny Beach, just 5 kilometers down the road. Sveti Vlas is a more quiet resort that will mostly suit families with young children or people who wish to escape from the noisier resort.


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