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The Southern Black Sea beach towns

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The Southern Black Sea beach towns

Here a listing of all the towns and cities on the Black Sea coast.

Rezovo extreme southwestern tip overlooking the Turkish riverbank on the Rezovo river

Rezovo, one river away from Turkey (panoramio)Rezovo, one river away from Turkey (panoramio)

Rezovo is 11 kilometers south of Sinemorets, 17 km from Ahtopol and 36 km from Lozenets. It is part of the Tsarevo Municipality in Southwestern Bulgaria in Burgas Province. It is also part of Strandzha a mountain massif in the southwest of approximately 10,000 km2. More specifically of Strandzha Nature Park that covers a big part of the Strandza massif. Rezovo has not more than 80 registered inhabitants. The region is thinly populated and the beaches are calm. Rezovo lies at the mouth of the Rezovo River in the Black Sea. Over some dozens kilometers km into the land, the Rezovo river constitutes the border with European Turkey. From Rezovo you can directly overlooks the Turkish bank of the river and the Turkish village of Beğendik. There are some hotels for booking a stay.

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Sinemorets central beach, Black SeaSinemorets central beach, Black Sea by [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sinemorets is a seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. Except for Resovo (and Silistar) it is located in the very southeast of the country. It is also part of Tsarevo Municipality in Burgas Province and also situated in Strandzha Nature Park. Further it is located near the mouth of a second river, the Veleka. With a population of 216 it has quite some hotels.



Lighthouse in Ahtopol early in the morningLighthouse in Ahtopol early in the morning

Ahtopol is a seaside resort on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It lies also within Strandzha Nature Park in Burgas Province. Further, it is also close to the European Turkish frontier. The population in 2005 was 1,316 but only some dozens of hotels are available for booking holidays.



Varvara beach_Dinev, Black SeaVarvara Beach Dinev, Black Sea © CC BY 2.0, Evgeni Dinev
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Between Ahtopol and Tsarevo on the Black Sea coast is Varvara. It belongs to the Tsarevo Municipality and further to Burgas province. It is also part of the Strandza Nature park. The population stayed nearly constant since many decades. Apparently, it increased only with 30 inhabitants between 1934 and 2005, namely from 220 to 250. However, there was a peak of 408 inhabitants in the year 1956. Probably the village is named after Saint Barbara.

In the 1970s and 1980s, it was an intellectual community of artists and writers. Many came to “The Sea Club” purchased by the Academy of Arts in Sofia. The group increased over the years and built a community based on their own real estate they had bought over there.

Nevertheless, the major sources of income were fishing next to tourism. there is also a Romani community and a famous diving area in the neighborhood named the “Dardanelles”.

Except for yet existing hotels bars and restaurants, many new projects are created as the building of a recent church but certainly also less religious constructions.

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Tsarevo Nestinarka beach Black SeaTsarevo Nestinarka beach Black Sea

Tsarevo (Bulgarian: Царево, also transliterated Carevo or Tzarevo) is a town and seaside resort in southeastern Bulgaria, an administrative centre of the homonymous Municipality of Tsarevo in Burgas Province. In the past, it was known as Vasiliko (Greek: Βασιλικόν) and Michurin (Bulgarian: Мичурин). It lies on a cove 70 km southeast of Burgas, on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast at the eastern foot of Strandzha mountain, at a few kilometers from Strandzha Nature Park. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 5,884 inhabitants.



Lozenetz, Black SeaLozenetz, Black Sea by Nikolai Karaneschev [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lozenets (Bulgarian: Лозенец; also Lozenec, Lozenetz) is a village and seaside resort on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is part of Tsarevo Municipality, Burgas Province, and lies at 42°13′N 27°48′E. As of 2012, it has a population of 685 and the mayor is Maria Vasileva.

Lozenets was founded in 1924 by around 20 Bulgarian refugee families, originally from Eastern Thrace (mostly Peneka and Malak Samokov) who were initially put up in Poturnak (Velika), but moved to the seaside in search of better conditions. They settled in the Embelets or Ambelia area, where, according to the tradition, the old vineyards of Tsarevo (or even its oldest incarnation) used to be located. The first settlers lived by agriculture, stock breeding and woodcutting, with some later mastering sea fishing.

Beginning in the 1960s, nationwide and international sea tourism have radically changed the appearance of Lozenets and the occupation of the locals. Today, the village is a bustling tourist centre.

There is a villa zone to the south of the village. Several famous Bulgarians have built villas there. They include the actresses Anya Pencheva and Aneta Sotirova, the singer Beloslava, and members of parliament Zheni Zhivokova and Nikolay Nikolov.

In the villa zone near to Oasis beach, there is the Lalov Egrek watersports centre which has one of the largest diving centres in Europe.



Kiten Southern Beach, Black SeaKiten Southern Beach, Black Sea by vitsoft [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kiten (Bulgarian: Китен, meaning “lovely, pretty”) is a seaside resort town on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, part of Burgas Province. It is situated on the small Urdoviza peninsula, near the mouth of the Kiten River, and has two beaches: Atliman and Urdoviza.

Until the Balkan Wars in 1912–1913, there was only an unmanned pier used to export wood and charcoal on the site. Kiten was founded in 1931 by 30 families of Bulgarian refugees from Eastern Thrace who resettled there from the newly founded refugee village of Fazanovo. However, the area has roots from Antiquity, as amphoras from the 6th century BC were found on the south beach (Urdoviza). Kiten was declared a national resort in 1962, and since 1981 it had been administratively a quarter of nearby Primorsko. On 17 June 2005 the former village was proclaimed a separate town in order to more effectively cope with the growing number of tourists, primarily from Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Russia and Germany (as of June 2005).



Primorsko aerial, Black SeaPrimorsko aerial, Black Sea by Boby Dimitrov from Sofia, Bulgaria [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Primorsko (Bulgarian: Приморско) is a town and seaside resort in southeastern Bulgaria, part of Burgas Province. A well-known resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, it is located on a gore 52 km south of Burgas and has a beach strip of about 1 km². The average temperature is 29 °C in July, often reaching 30-33 °C and making Primorsko a favourable place for tourism. Sea temperature in July and August is 27-28 °C. Primorsko enjoys more than 2300 sunshine hours a year, mostly in summer time. The rivers Ropotamo and Dyavolska reka run close to the town. The Ropotamo nature reserve and Snake Island reserve are also nearby.

Since 1998 it is the seat of Primorsko Municipality.


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Sozopol old town, Black SeaSozopol old town, Black Sea by

Sozòpol (Bulgarian: Созопол, Greek: Sozopolis / Σωζόπολις) is an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia art and film festival (which takes place in early September) that is named after one of the town’s ancient names.

The busiest times of the year are the summer months, ranging from May to September as tourists from around the world come to enjoy the weather, sandy beaches, history and culture, fusion cuisine (Balkan, Mediterranean), and atmosphere of the colourful resort.

Part of Burgas Province and administrative centre of the homonymous Sozopol Municipality, as of December 2009, the town has a population of 5,410 inhabitants.


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Chernomorets, Black SeaChernomorets, Black Sea by Портокал [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Chernomorets (Bulgarian: Черноморец) is a town on the Black Sea coast of southeastern Bulgaria. Administratively part of Sozopol Municipality, Burgas Province, Chernomorets is a popular seaside resort.

Chernomorets lies some 24 kilometres (15 mi) southeast of the provincial capital Burgas, at the south coast of Burgas Bay, the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast’s largest bay. Until 1951, Chernomorets was known as Sveti Nikola (Свети Никола, “Saint Nicholas”). The current name, Chernomorets, means “Black Sea man”.

Previously a village, it received town privileges on 2 December 2009 on the grounds that it met the demographic and infrastructure requirements due to its resort status. The town has a primary school, a kindergarten and a cultural centre (chitalishte).

Chernomorets lies at the low northern slopes of the Strandzha mountain, between Cape Emine to the north and the Arkutino marshland to the south. To the east of Chernomorets is St. Ivan Island, with Sozopol to the southeast of the town along the seaside road.

Chernomorets has an Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to the town patron Saint Nicholas. A garden called the “Garden of Eden” has been landscaped just in front of it.


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