Pontus euxinos - hospitable sea
This is how the ancient Greeks called the Black Sea, a sea that is indeed tempting and hospitable - clean and calm, without any tides or dangerous animals. The sandy sea bottom slopes gently, making bathing and swimming safe for even the youngest holidaymakers. The Black Sea is half as saline as the Mediterranean. The Bulgarian coastal stretch faces east and extends over 378 km, dotted with vast beaches covered with fine golden sand.
The majority of Bulgaria beaches have been awarded the EU Blue Flag for their environmental excellence. Air temperatures in summer vary between 23° C and 27° C, water temperatures between 17° C and 25° C. There are more than 240 hours of sunshine in May and September, and more than 300 in July and August. The deep-cutting coves and rugged shores, wooded hills and romantic peninsulas, vineyards and orchards, fishing towns and secluded campsites lend a unique fascination to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Holidaymakers have a huge selection of resorts and accommodation to choose from - depending on their budget and on the kind of holiday they are interested in. They can find anything from luxurious 4 to 5-star hotels, large holiday hotel complexes, private hotels, and small guesthouses - to more seduled holiday villages, villas and bed-and-breakfast style rooms.
The large major sea resorts - Albena, Golden Sands, Riviera Holiday Club, Sunny Day Tourist Complex, St. Constantine, Elenite Holiday Village, Sunny Beach, Dyuni Holiday Village- tempt with luxury, innumerable sports facilities, entertainment and inland trips to noteworthy landmarks.
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