A quiet and delightful first floor seafront apartment situated within the recently completed four star Marina Cape development in Aheloy on the Black Sea. The apartment sleeps up to four people and features an exceptionally large balcony with patio furniture and uninterrupted views over the tiny harbour and out to sea.
The village of Aheloy is a ten minute walk, and well worth it, for here you can experience authentic Bulgarian food and lifestyle.
The historic town of Nessebar is approximately 15 mins by car and is probably one of the most colourful resorts on the coast. Steeped in history, Nessebar is an architectural and archeological reserve; a great place to explore the many churches and National Revival houses, peruse the shops and market stalls, watch the bustling harbourfront, enjoy the daily catch at one of the many restaurants, or simply sit in the square and watch the world go by.
En route to Nessebar is Aquaparadise a labyrinth of water slides, chutes and pools that will keep the kids occupied for hours. Another attraction for kids is Go-karting located on the Bourgas to Varna Road.
Sunny Beach, which is the largest Bulgarian Black Sea Resort and is backed by high dunes and large hotels, extends from Nessebar. This impressive curve of sand is thronged with sun worshipers, a fun-filled paradise for the younger generation and the young at heart – when the rest of the world sleeps Sunny Beach is just waking up! Sunny Beach also has a great market place and restaurants with seriously good food at very reasonable prices.
A little further along the coast is St Vlas, originally a Thracian settlement, St Vlas is a quieter resort with an established Marina – a mini Monaco if you like! A parade of smart restaurants line the seafront while the sandy beach (ideal for families) has a choice of activities (during high season) as well as plenty of chill out bars and cafes.Off the beaten track, about 10k further on from St Vlas, is the village of Emona, which remains completely unspoilt. Irkali beach is at the foot of the hill a stretch of golden sand with a gentle slope into the sea, ideal if you are looking for a quiet sunbathing spot.
Just 10 minutes (by car) from Marina Cape in the other direction is Pomorie, a modern town, set on a Peninsula once the most important town on the coast, after Varna. There is a small pocket of National Revival style houses on the eastern part of the Peninsula, a lovely stretch of sand with beach cafes and bars, including some newer luxury developments with night clubs and restaurants. The pedestrianised main street,Tsar Boris 1, is in the centre, and during high season there are street entertainments every day. The harbour flanks the western side of the peninsula where there is a thriving fishing community.
Places of interest are the St George The Victors Monastery a functioning monastry through which visitors are free to wander and view the well preserved icons inside.
The mud from Lake Pomorie is used to help many conditions such as arthritis, and athletes from all over the world regularly visit Pomories Medicinal Centre for treatment.
Also worth noting are 200 plus species of birds seen around Lake Pomorie, including many endangered varieties such as the Dalmatian Pelican.
18k south of Pomorie is Bourgas, the fourth largest city and the second largest port in Bulgaria. It’s well worth wandering through the Sea Gardens, studded with statues, flowerbeds and fountains, or taking a stroll along the Ulitsa Aleksandrovska, a long wide boulevard that cuts through the town, and stopping at one of its many pavement cafes. Shopping is a must and you can choose from the competitively priced designer shops, or visiting one of the newer retail parks situated on the outskirts of the city. For museums choose from: The Archaeological Museum, The Ethnographic Museum, The Natural Science Museum, or the City History Museum.