Sunny Beach Travel Guide

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Sunny Beach Travel Guide

Sunny Beach Local History

Bulgaria has been inhabited since the Stone Age and copper age. The Thracians first settled in the region. People of Asian origins, the proto-bulgars, settled in north-eastern Bulgaria during the 7th century. Forming a union with the Slavs they founded the Bulgarian state which was acknowledged by the Byzantine Empire in 681. In 1396, the state was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and for almost 500 years Bulgaria was under its rule.

The April 1878 uprising attempted to overthrow the Ottoman rule, however the results were not what they expected, and although they suffered a bloody defeat, they managed to attract the attention of big European countries to Bulgarian issues. In the early forties Bulgaria policy was in favour of Germany, and in 1946 Bulgaria was proclaimed a republic and Bulgarian Communism came to power.

Under the guidance of Bulgaria's leader from 1954 to 1989, Todor Zhivkov, the country developed into one of the most prosperous in Eastern Europe. With the collapse of communism in 1989, and industry exposed and weakened, the transition to democracy was a rocky one. Today the country is fighting inflation, unemployment, and disillusionment, but it is progressing under President Georgi Parvanov, and the government is looking for membership of NATO and the EU.

Sunny Beach Attractions

Top Attractions

Nessebur - Any poets, artists, or people who simply love the beauty of life, will find all they need only 3 km away from Sunny Beach. In Nessebur, there are narrow cobble lanes, aged wooden houses with drying fish hanging from the roofs, mediaeval churches, fortress walls, and the living monument of millennial human history.

Bulgarian Village - If you are after traditional Bulgarian style, this village has it all. On a half-day trip inland taking you through scenic country villages, you can tour a vineyard, pick fruit in an orchard, or visit a Bulgarian house where you can hear tales explaining the traditions of Bulgarian pheasants. To end the day pay a visit to the village church, or delight in a ride on a donkey cart.

Campfire - For those who love the welcoming light of campfire, there is a treat in store just 12km north of Sunny Beach. Here you can enjoy a night of folk shows and fire dancing, while you enjoy a full course dinner by the campfire. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with bread salt and wine as one of the Bulgarian traditions.

Entertainment kids place In the heart of the resort is situated disco Iceberd, behind it is this wonderful amusing place. A number of kids atractions such as slide, jumpin star, rodeo bull,mini train and ect. Very pleasant place.
submitted by Jane, 28/01/09

Memory One of the best meals ever. Try the spit roast pork (stunning) or the veal-gipsy style. Located down the side of the Noble Hotel. Can't wait till next year
submitted by John, 29/07/08

The Maestro ItÂ’s a place that as everything Bulgarian and English dishes, entertainment for children and adults, dancing. The food is very good and the staff could not be better the manager is excellent he will help you in anything you want. I have been to sunny beach every year since 1994 sometimes twice a year and this restaurant takes the top prize. It is in the centre near the beach
submitted by Sheila, 06/03/08

Djanny's Expect to cue but worth the wait, biggest kebabs I've ever seen
submitted by Claire, 31/07/07

PICADILLY The staff are very friendly and helpful. Live music every night. Main cuisine: BULGARIAN NATIONAL, Extra cuisines: ENGLISH, FISH AND SEAFOOD SPECIALITIES, STEAKHOUSE. Opposite the hotel Maritza.
submitted by Dave, 13/06/06

Sunny Beach Shopping

Shopping in Sunny Beach offers some excellent choices, from originals to rip-offs, there is everything and anything you could possibly want. With the shops only five minutes from the beach, if you find yourself getting too hot and bothered with all the decisions you have to make about whether you really need that divine thingamajig, or prefer that exquisite thingamabob, you can cool off with a quick dip in the ocean.

Sunny Beach Activities

Children are well catered for in sunny beach where there are 24 hour day care facilities, and where they can build castles on the beach, splash around in the sea, guzzle down ice cream, and generally have a great time doing all the things kids love to do.

There are children's pools, merry go-rounds, pony riding, kid's discos, and electronic games for those who cannot leave modern technology alone.

Here they can learn a new sport and be coached in it by skilled instructors, or have a day out with Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday, on a forty-minute boat trip to a deserted island to meet the 2 castaways, followed by games on the beach.

Sunny Beach Beaches

Varna Beach (Golden Sands) - This gorgeous beach is easily accessible by bus, and Varna is great for a day in the sun. With the Dolphinarium, Maritime Gardens Aquarium, museums, and art galleries located here there is more than enough to entertain even the most travel weary and 'been there, done that' crowd. Visitors are in fact spoilt for choice with all the beautiful golden sand beaches and calm waters aong the coastline, and the miles of walking and wondering they provide.

Sunny Beach Restaurants and Bars

Sunny Beach Restaurants

Rousska Troika Restaurant - Sunny Beach Resort. This great restaurant offers an oriental menu of delicious exotic dishes, which you can enjoy while watching the, exotic floorshows of dance and music.

Fregatata (Frigate) - Sunny Beach Resort. This is one of the local landmarks of Sunny Beach, and has all the atmosphere of a period frigate, and a menu to match. Certainly worth checking out.

Hanska Shatra Restaurant (Khan's Tent) - Sunny Beach Resort. To experience traditional Bulgarian cuisine while enjoying the floorshow, or trying out the dance floor, this is a great venue with a most original exterior and interior decor.

Oasis restaurant - with a decor that has very oriental overtones, excellent floorshow, and immaculate service, this venue offers good food and good entertainment for an evening to remember.

Sunny Beach children's activities

Children are well catered for in sunny beach where there are 24 hour day care facilities, and where they can build castles on the beach, splash around in the sea, guzzle down ice cream, and generally have a great time doing all the things kids love to do.

There are children's pools, merry go-rounds, pony riding, kid's discos, and electronic games for those who cannot leave modern technology alone.

Here they can learn a new sport and be coached in it by skilled instructors, or have a day out with Robinson Crusoe and his Man Friday, on a forty-minute boat trip to a deserted island to meet the 2 castaways, followed by games on the beach.

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