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Located close to the neighbourhood of Burgas, Sarafovo 10km north-east of the city centre is the Burgas International Airport. Also known as Sarafovo Airport, it is the second largest airport in Bulgaria and has the fourth longest runway in the Balkans.

The airport has one terminal, and serves Burgas as well as the Bulgarian south coast. Transit to and from the airport is by bus, taxi and car rental. 

Quick facts about Burgas

Car rent
from $ 21.61 per day
Hotel booking
from $ 11 per night
Bulgarian leva
Reference average prices in Burgas
🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$ 5.81
🍕Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$ 23.22
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$ 1.16
🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$ 0.87
🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)
$ 233

Best time to visit Burgas

The best time to explore the city
May to October
Hotels from $11
Burgas is coldest in January when the average temperature is 3°C, and hottest in July when temperatures average 23°C. The most daily sunshine is in August at 12 hrs. The wettest month is November with an average of 56mm of rain.
Average annual rainfall for Burgas is 561 mm and November is the wettest month, receiving up to 56 mm of rain.
The weather

The best time to visit Burgas is from May to October when the weather is pleasant and there is limited rainfall.

Located on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, Burgas is the largest city in the south-eastern part of the country and it is the administrative and regional centre of the Burgas Region that has up to 13 municipalities.

Surrounded by three lakes, Atanaskovsko lake, Mandrensko lake and Burgas lake, also known as Burgas Vaya, the city is connected by road to other Bulgarian Black Sea Coast towns and cities. The shortest terrestrial connection between the Black Sea and Adriatic coasts, European Transport Corridor No. 8, passes through Burgas. 

Burgas is a city on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. At its heart, the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius is known for striking stained-glass windows over its main entrance. Nearby, the Ethnographic Museum explores Bulgarian folk culture, with colorful costumes and everyday items. Along Burgas Bay is the Sea Garden, with broad promenades, performances at its Summer Theatre and a viewing platform at the end of its pier.

Things to do in Burgas

One of the most dynamic and developing cities in Bulgaria, Burgas has a lot to offer by way of sights and attractions. From Burgas Bay with its promenades and the Sea Garden, to various cultural and sports events all year round, galleries and museums, and the important landmarks which dot the city. 

Public transportation in Burgas is one of the most modern in Bulgaria, and this makes exploring from one end to the other pretty easy. Holidays in Burgas offer something to every type of visitor; from day trips and excursions to spending time relaxing along the coast. 

Saint Anastasia Island

This small island located a few kilometres southeast of the city, is Bulgaria’s largest inhabited island. The island used to be a monastic retreat, a pirate den and an offshore prison. Visitors can learn of the island’s history by visiting the former monastery, where historical islands are exhibited. 

It is also a nice place to have local fish and intermingle with the people, while enjoying the seclusion from the main city. 

Atanasovsko Lake

Famous for its curative mud and lye, Atanasovsko Salt Lake is a favourite with the locals. Visitors to the lake enjoy lying in the pools of lye, and bathing in the black mud. There are showers which can be used afterwards, and the beach is less than 100 m away. The lake has also been used for extracting salt for over a century due to its hyper salinity.

This location is also a favourite for bird watchers as up to 316 bird species out of the 423 in Bulgaria, can be spotted here. 

Burgas Pier (Mosta)

This Pier, which stretches almost 300 m from the edge of the Sea Gardens into the Black Sea, is one of the symbols of Burgas. 

The Pier has a distinctive T – shape, ad couples enjoy walking to its viewing platform, while getting occasional splashes from the sea below along the way, while lots of youth use the platform as their diving board. 

Mehana Bansko Burgas

Enjoy Bulgarian cuisine the traditional Bulgarian way in a tavern or mehana. These cosy restaurants serve the Bulgarian classics, from the popular shopska salad, to grilled meats like kebabs.

Mehanas also usually offer entertainment by way of Bulgarian dancers and musicians in the local costume. Get the taste of Bulgaria in a simple dinner as you accompany your food with Bulgarian wine or rakia, and finally with some sweetened yoghurt or baklava. 

Burgas Cuisine​

Famous for its high-quality dairy products and vegetables, Bulgarian food is fresh and tasty with a variety of dishes to choose from. 

A few you are sure to encounter include banitsa, which is a delicious greasy pastry with a variety of fillings, ranging from white cheese, to cabbage, onions, spinach, mushrooms, apple walnuts or pumpkins. 

There is also musaka, a dish of potatoes, minced pork meat and eggs, eaten in many variations throughout the Balkan region.

Another to try is the Bulgarian salad, shopska salata. A simple combination of cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, peppers, grated cheese and parsley. 

For a complete Bulgarian experience, accompany your food, with some boza, a thick fermented drink made of wheat. 

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