MAJOR LOCATIONS IN BULGARIA

ALBENA

DOBRICH

alt1
alt2alt3alt4 alt8alt10alt11

The resort of Albena is situated 32 km north of Varna and just 12km south-west of Balchik on a long sand stretch in the open northern part of Varna Bay. The resort was opened in 1968, which made it one of the most modern holiday cities along the Bulgarian coast. The complex lies beneath a relatively high hill and is given particular charm by the near-by forest of Baltata, a part of which is declared a protected area. The latter is also called Batova Gora (Batova Forecast) after the Batova river,which goes through it. The resort's architecture resembles one of Walter Gropius' urban models as most of the hotels have a terraced structure aimed at providing as much sun as possible in summer days. On the north the coast is steep, featuring yellow sandstone and limestone typical for the area. In fact this stone was used as basic construction material for building the resort.

According to some legends, Ovidius came here on his way to the country of his exile - Tomi (present Kyustendzha in Romania). The resort was named after Albena, a female protagonist of the great Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov, gifted with extraordinary beauty.

Besides the nearby village of Obrochishte with its well-preserved fortress dating back to Ottoman times, the village of Kranevo with remains of the ancient fortress used in Roman times and the Middle Ages is also located close to the Albena resort. Kranevo is also attractive for its mineral springs. The coast between Albena and Kranevo is high and extremely picturesque with steep rocky formations. Kranevo can be a good accomodation alternative to Albena with its prices being far lower and its great capacity of private lodgings.

At the same time, its proximity to Albena makes it easy for tourists to sunbathe at Albena's beautiful white-sand beaches during the day. There are also three big camping sites located on the way between Kranevo and Albena and they offer accommodation in bungalows and tents.

The holiday city has a number of tennis courts, bars, casino, restaurants with night shows, children playgrounds, swimming pools, and a golf playground. One can rent a bike, cars, cutters, sailboats, yachts, waterwheels and jets or give it a try with horse riding. The whole range of water sport facilities is on offer with instructors available for those who need.

There is an annual auto-rally called Albena and held at the beginning of May, a folk festival for singers and dancers from the Dobroudzha region, the Zlatnata Antena (Gold Antennae) Festival for TV programs, a bridge competition (in June), beach volleyball competition (in June or July), etc.

There is regular bus transport from Balchik, Varna, the Golden Sands resort and Dobrich to Albena, complemented by private minibuses, route and ordinary taxis, and even sea transport from and to the small port in the resort.

Search for Related Articles in Our Article Section

Request More Information

  << read more

Comments from clients
I can highly recommend Sergey Pelovski for giving such great service to us, when selling our ...
Excellent service from start to finish Andy peach I can't say enough, very professional and ...
Dear Iva, We would like to thank everyone at the Stara Zagora office for their usual kindness to us ...
Read our market analyses and forecasts!
Buy in Bansko - the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria with the best prices in Europe!
Read topical information about Bulgarian real estate, economy and tourism!
Take a viewing trip around the properties with the help of our video clips!
Our team of experienced lawyers can consult you on any legal matter
Latest News
Airports in Varna and Burgas Add New Destinations

30/May/2019
novinite.com

Six new year-long lines will be opened from Varna Airport this summer. New direct flights begin in July and will be from and to Paris, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Copenhagen and Liverpool. This was announced today by the chief executive of Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD Ulrich Heppe.

According to him, the forecast for this summer season is for a slight decrease of about 8% in... read more

LATEST REGIONAL NEWS
The Television Tower Will be Open to Sofia Residents and Guests

15/May/2019
https://www.novinite.com

The television tower, located on "Dragan Tsankov" Blvd, will be open to Sofia residents and guests.

It offers views of the capital from 106 meters high. The facility is located on the boulevards "Dragan Tsankov" and "Peyo Yavorov" and was opened in 1959 and has 14 floors.

The television tower is privately owned and is now open to designers.

According to... read more

DID YOU KNOW?
Bulgaria is among the Countries Surveyed for the New Volkswagen Plant

22/February/2019
novinite.com

The German carmaker Volkswagen relies on electromobility. By the end of this year, the production of "Volkswagen I.D." will begin.

As a result, the company will also build a new factory in Eastern Europe, and Bulgaria is also among the candidates, reports Deutsche Welle.

... read more