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Varna Airport – your introduction to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Travellers can easily reach Varna by plane, with a well-serviced airport providing easy connections to destinations far and wide. Many travellers are attracted to this destination, from those looking for a little sun, sea and sand, to culture vultures looking to soak up the historic sights of the area. Long sandy beaches and crystal clear wasters provide the perfect place for swimming and sunbathing, with many seaside resorts within easy reach of Varna.

Upon arrival, travellers have the opportunity to take their next step in exploring Bulgaria. The capital city of Sofia is just a single transfer away, for example. From Varna Airport, several airlines provide international services to leading European destinations, including London, Istanbul, Moscow and Tel Aviv. Between April and October, SunExpress brings travellers from Cologne, Frankfurt and Hamburg to Varna.

In addition to cafes, bars and restaurants, the airport provides guests with service facilities including a bank, exchange office and VIP lounge. Start planning your trip to Varna today and get set for the holiday of a lifetime. Find cheap flights to Bulgaria online with SunExpress.

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Local time 01:24
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Currency: Lev

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Soak up some culture when you visit Varna

The port city of Varna has a long and varied history, with many of its most important landmarks and buildings still standing proud today. Glorious treasures, tombs and theatres from yesteryear can still be explored today, providing you with a fascinating insight into the distant past of this legendary city. You’ll be able to see the input of long-gone cultures, including the Greeks, Romans and Thracians, at every turn. A good starting point for any exploration of the city is the central square of the city, with plenty of inspiring architecture to savour. This area also plays host to the iconic cathedral of Varna, which is mesmerizing, both inside and out. The Roman baths, built in the 2nd century, are some of the best equipped of their kind. In addition to magnificent mosaics and marble finishes, these baths are equipped with cold and hot water basins. There are plenty of interesting museums and exhibitions to explore, giving you more insight into the history of the city. The archaeological museum houses unique collections of grave items from the Copper Age, while the Ethnographic Museum provides plenty of unique art pieces native to Bulgaria. Varna is also a popular destination for music lovers. From opera to musicals, there’s an impressive schedule of events held every year in the city. One of the busiest times of year for these musical attractions is the summer months, so make sure you book your outward flight for dates from June to August to ensure you don’t miss the best that’s on offer. During the “Varna Summer”, there are plenty of musical highlights, jazz festivals and folklore competitions to enjoy.

Holidays in Varna – make the most of the summer months

If you’re after sun and sand, make sure you book your flights to Varna for the summer months. During the summer months, daytime temperatures hover around the 30 degrees Celsius mark, with water temperatures at around 26 degrees Celsius. The idyllic beaches of the Black Sea coast are suitable for all kinds of holidaymakers, from solo travellers looking for coastal strolls to couples looking for an idyllic retreat of sun and sand. There are also plenty of water sports going on along this coast, with surfing, sailing and diving all available. The Black Sea coast provides plenty of other unique experiences. On the left bank of Varna Bay is the wonderful sea garden. Here, youngsters can enjoy getting up close and personal with a host of underwater attractions. The small railway makes for a thrilling arrival into the park itself, while the live dolphin shows are guaranteed to entertain. The mystic stone forest is another essential destination in this area. These structures, carved by nature, resemble human and animal figures and need to be seen to be believed. There are also countless rare plant species in this area, making it a must for fans of the great outdoors.

Varna Airport – the right choice for business travellers

Varna Airport (VAR) is one of Bulgaria’s most important airports and serves as a travel hub for business visitors and tourists alike. Located only 8 kilometres from Varna itself, the airport is in a prime location and can be easily reached via public transport, car or taxi. In addition, passengers can book private car rentals from the airport itself upon arrival, ensuring they can get out and explore the area at their own pace.

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