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Villas and apartments in Varna: Varna was inhabited even before the Greeks established the colony of Odessos there about 580 B.C. Later, under the Romans and their successors, the Slavs, Varna became a major port trading with Constantinople, Venice and Dubrovnik. In 1393 the Turks, who made it an important military centre, captured it. Nowadays. Sailors on shore leave mingle with foreign tourists and locals in shady boulevards, lined by dignified 19th and early 20th century buildings.

A great starting point for a stroll to take in some of the city's historic sights is the Nezavisimost Square, home to the opera house. Starting with the Roman fortress wall and Round Tower, Cathedral of the Assumption, Old Clock Tower in the City Gardens you make your way through the residential quarters, dotted among chestnut tree-lined streets, down to the port where you will be greeted by the colourful flowerbeds of Marine Gardens.

The ten hectare Botanical Gardens are set on a steep hillside, descending in terraces to the sea and housing over three thousand varieties of shrubs, roses and flowers, set among streams, waterfalls, and ornamental channels.

From your self-catering villa or apartment you may wish to visit one of the nearby beach resorts. Golden Sands has a four-kilometre beach with a wealth of sporting and other facilities available, all moderately priced, and a choice of restaurants, bars, discos and nightclubs.

Sts. Constantine and Elena, previously known as Drouzhba, is the oldest resort with small beaches and coves giving it a cosy atmosphere.

Albena is the youngest resort of the three, with modern architecture and a youthful image. Its seven kilometre beach offers the same wide range of sporting facilities as Golden Sands, and there is a good selection of restaurants, folk taverns and other evening entertainment.

Other nearby attractions are the Stone Forest, about 20 kilometres west of Varna, a geological formation of stalagmites, stone columns up to 7 metres high; the Euxinograd Palace, just north of Varna, a royal summer residence with well kept formal gardens, set in beautiful wooded parkland which reaches down to the fine sandy beach; Aladja Monastery, about 4 kilometres from Golden Sands, where the monks' cells and rooms were hewn out of the soft white limestone cliffs; and Cape Kaliakra, a peaceful nature reserve, where seals and dolphins cavort, and hooded cormorants, pink starlings and rock blackbirds frequent the red 60 metres cliffs and caves. North of Balchik the coast is virtually untouched by tourism.

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Varna has an international airport served by the budget airlines. Public buses are frequent and cheap and tours can be arranged to visit other parts of Bulgaria.

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A great place to chill out, taking advantage of the great beaches and watersports and some unhurried sight seeing. Prices are low and craftwork can be purchased very reasonably.

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