Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
In June 2017, I went to Bulgaria. I stayed at a hotel in Sunny Beach, the Mecca of tourists in the region. This is not a place I liked very much, but the hotel had a great pool area and perfect for the days I wasn’t on the road. Sunny Beach in itself if like Mallorca, a lot of the same food, crowded with tourists, crammed with market places that sells the same things and a lot of drunk people. If this is up your alley, Sunny Beach will be perfect for you! I tried to stay away as much as possible and see other parts of Bulgaria along the Black sea.
Just a couple of minutes outside of Sunny Beach up on the mountains you can visit Khans tent that gives you a breath-taking view of Sunny Beach from a far. This is definitely a recommendation from me to you.
Just a couple of minutes’ drive from Sunny Beach you have the beautiful Nesebar, this is also a hole for tourists but at least the area has a lot of history in the buildings and it’s totally amazing walking around in this city. Just have a look at my pictures below, perfect! The city is called the Pearl of the Black Sea and I sure get why. It’s separated in two different parts, the old town and the “new” town. Nesebar has on several occasions found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire and as such it’s a town with a rich history. Due to the city's abundance of historic buildings, UNESCO came to include Nesebar in its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.
35 km south east of Burgas you can find the city of Sozopol. Sozopol is one of the oldest towns on the Bulgarian part of the Black sea coast. The first settlement on the site dates back to the Bronze age. Which makes this city perfect for someone like me who loves history and old buildings that makes you travel back in time in mind. Would really recommend you going to this magical place.