How To Spend Summer in Burgas, The Right Way
Posted on August 13, 2012 by sguese
Burgas is often a mere launching point to somewhere else. As the gateway to some of the Black Sea Coast’s best beach resorts and historic towns, this Bulgarian town doesn’t always receive over night guest. The industrial center and transport hub is not what it seems however, if you give it some time. Burgas might be a good base for exploring the southern coasts, but it is also a prime spot in the summer time. If you want to do summer the right way in Burgas, don’t miss these spots.
Just Beach on Burgas Beach
Many use Burgas as a just base. They hire a car in Burgas and make their way to more desirable beaches. However travelers shouldn’t skip a visit to Burgas Beach. While it doesn’t compare to nearby beaches, it is still appealing on a hot summer day. The further north down the beach you go, the better. You can find loads of bars and restaurants to satisfy thirsts and appetites in between relaxing on the beach.
Park Bench Perch in Maritime Park
One of Burgas’ favorite summer activities consists of doing mostly nothing. Maritime Park stretches along the Black Sea Coast. It has become a favorite for locals and visitors of all ages in the summer time. The grassy patch of the city fills with flowerbeds, fountains, abstract sculptures and a number of cafes. Known as the pride of Burgas, this is a good perch for travelers on a warm summer evening. Maritime Park also awards visitors with spectacular views over the sea from the terraces.
Cool off with artifacts at the Archaeological Museum
If you need a respite from Burgas’ sands and sun, head indoors to the small yet fulfilling Archaeological Museum. The museum contains a collection of local finds from the Stone Age to the Roman era. You can see many notable artifacts including Neolithic flint tools, a wooden canoe from the 5th century B.C., and a remarkably well preserved wooden coffin of a Thracian Chieftain. The Archaeological Museum is also home discoveries from the Neolithic site and Roman necropolis outside the city.
Where Bookshops and Nightlife Collide
Burgas’ scene is one where you can find yourself trolling one of its many bookshops by day, combing for a beach read and dancing the night away at one of its clubs. The city has several bookshops including Penguin Bookshop, Helikon bookshop and Bel Canto Bookshop. Helikon Bookshop should be easy to find for its wide range of books as it sits on the edge of Burgas’ main square. If all of that reading has you yawning, Burgas doesn’t disappoint with its nightlife scene. From more sophisticated entertainment at the Burgas Opera House and Adriana Boudevska Drama Theater to the summer bars that spring up in Maritime Park like Alibi, you are sure to find a scene that suits you.
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