Days Out: Varna & Black Sea Coast
In the village Chernevo 36kms from Varna. Comprises 5 houses, a national style restaurant, an open air museum of crafts, a hall for quiet games and a childrens playground. There are three ponds in the complex stocked with carp and a hunting lodge.
It was built in the 16th century, and is reputed to have miraculous spring waters. Even to this day, the church still performs services. It has a bell-tower and a small yard with a surrounding wall of stone and wood. St. Constantine and Elena, Varna.
Located 17kms north of Varna is the Aladzha Monastery. Cut into the rock is a chain of monastic cells, two churches and a chapel over several floors. Visit the catacombs to the south. Open 10.00 - 17.00.
Ecological tours, motor yacht charter, parties, skippered/crewed charter. 11 Tcar Asen St. Varna.
The Aquarium is situated in the Sea Garden at 4 Primorski Blvd. Varna. Three halls each with different species and including some mammals sea birds and sharks. Section on oceanography of the Black Sea.
Thermae - Varna. The largest public Roman era building in Bulgaria. Constructed around the beginning of the third century A.D. Made from stones and bricks, the building originally stood 20m high. San Stefano st. Varna 9000
Planetarium in Varna. 120 seats.The sky is projected on a hemispheric screen to enable you to see the movements of the sun,moon and planets. There are programmes in English but it is necessary to book 3 days prior. Vasil Drumev 73, Varna. Open 8 till 4p
Zlatni Pjasatsi Nature Park
The forests of the park follow the coastal line. Over 20 rare and endangered plant species, 70 rare bird species and 25 mammals. The park offers guided tours, bike tours, educational programs and environmental schools. Varna 9007.