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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.