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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.
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 exellence.
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.
Holiday-makers 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, small guesthouses
- to more seduled holiday villages, villas and B & B 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.