Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Kavarna

30 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

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© flickr.com – Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

Kavarna is a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort in the Dobruja region of northeastern Bulgaria. It lies 42 kilometres (26 miles) northeast of Varna, 43 km (27 mi) from Dobrich and 43 km (27 mi) south of the border with Romania. It is the principal town of Kavarna Municipality, part of Dobrich Province. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 11,397 inhabitants. A little yacht port, a fishing base, a spacious beach and a resort complex exist in the town. The landmark Cape Kaliakra is located a few kilometers to the east, as is the tiny beachfront resort of Rusalka. Three 18-hole golf courses with villa communities and marinas are being developed nearby, two of the courses are designed by Gary Player and one by Ian Woosnam.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Nesebar

29 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Happyna/cc-by-sa-4.0

Nesebar (often transcribed as Nessebar and sometimes as Nesebur) is an ancient city and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Nesebar Municipality. As of December 2019, the town has a population of 13,600 inhabitants.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Sozopol

28 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© flickr.com – Daniel Albrecht/cc-by-2.0

Sozopol is an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia art and film festival (which takes place in early September) that is named after one of the town’s ancient names.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Balchik

27 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

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© ARKADIUSZ MARKIEWICZ/cc-by-sa-3.0

Balchik (Romanian: Balcic, Turkish: Balçık) is a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. It is in Dobrich Province, 35 km southeast of Dobrich and 42 km northeast of Varna. It sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea, and is often called “The White City” because of its white hills.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Tsarevo

26 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© panoramio.com – SpaceControl/cc-by-3.0

Tsarevo (also transliterated as Carevo or Tzarevo) is a town and seaside resort in the Municipality of Tsarevo, Burgas Province, Bulgaria. It lies on a cove 70 km southeast of Burgas, on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast at the eastern foot of Strandzha mountain, at a few kilometers from Strandzha Nature Park.   read more…

Theme Week Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

25 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Primorsko © flickr.com – Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, also known as the Bulgarian Riviera, covers the entire eastern bound of Bulgaria stretching from the Romanian Black Sea resorts in the north to European Turkey in the south, along 378 km of coastline. White and golden sandy beaches occupy approximately 130 km of the 378 km long coast. The region is an important center of tourism during the summer season (May–October), drawing millions of foreign and local tourists alike and constituting one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Prior to 1989 the Bulgarian Black Sea coast was internationally known as the Red Riviera. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, however, its nickname has been changed to the Bulgarian Riviera.   read more…

Theme Week Calabria – Catanzaro

24 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© LIL.PAOLO/cc-by-sa-4.0

Catanzaro Catanzarese: Catanzaru), also known as the “City of the two Seas” (Italian: Città tra i due Mari), is an Italian city of 86,183 inhabitants (2020), the capital of the Calabria region and of its province and the second most populated comune of the region, behind Reggio Calabria. The archbishop’s seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. It houses the “Magna Græcia” University, the second-largest university in Calabria.   read more…

Theme Week Calabria – Palmi

23 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  5 minutes

Monte Sant'Elia © Nikater

View from Monte Sant’Elia © Nikater

Palmi (Reggino: Parmi; Latin: Palmae) is a comune (municipality) of about 19,303 inhabitants in the province of Reggio Calabria in Calabria. It is seat of the district, which includes 33 municipalities in the plain of Palmi, with a population of approximately 170,000 inhabitants.   read more…

Theme Week Calabria – Cosenza

22 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Old town © Pianopera/cc-by-sa-4.0

Cosenza (local dialect: Cusenza) is a city in Calabria, Italy. The city centre has a population of approximately 70,000, while the urban area counts more than 200,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Province of Cosenza, which has a population of more than 700,000. The demonym of Cosenza in English is Cosentian.   read more…

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