Tourism news about Varna, Bulgaria

Flights from Bulgaria’s Black Sea airports of Varna and Burgas to the Russian capital Moscow are increasing next summer season. The agreement was sealed by the Transport Ministries of the two countries. Since the spring of 2010, there have been seven flights a week on the Varna-Moscow line, which were increased to 14 in the [...]

Maja, a two-year old Polish girl from the city of Lublin, received a special welcome to  Varna, as she became Varna airport’s one millionth passenger for 2011. The lucky girl, who is in Bulgaria for the first time, was welcomed by the airport’s director Dimitar Kostadinov and deputy director Plamen Hristov, who gave her a [...]

A peculiar tourist attraction – a 45-meter-long artificial dinosaur has arrived in Bulgaria’s Black Sea capital Varna. The curious are welcome to take a tour inside the giant Hollywood-manufactured beast and feel its heartbeat and breathing, as well as experience a variety of visual and sound effects. The “creature” is one of only seven existing [...]

The aquarium in the Bulgarian Black Sea capital Varna has given a name to its first octopus ever. The new inhabitant, a baby Octopus, (Octopus vulgaris), arrived in Varna last week. On Sunday, as the Varna Aquarium celebrated its holiday, it named its first octopus “Indy” – after the Indian Ocean where the octopus originates [...]

Varna Airport saw its passenger traffic climb 2.3 per cent on the year to 400 000 in the first half of 2011, the airport’s concessionaire, Fraport Twinstat Airport Management, said on July 13 2011. The highest rise was registered in tourists from Russia, Finland, Norway and Iran, the company’s spokesperson Ivelina Koeva said. The largest [...]

An old Tu-154 government plane, which belonged to Bulgaria’s communist leader Todor Zhivkov, will be submerged close to the coastal city of Varna and will be turned into an artificial reef for training underwater divers and diving fans, captain Bogdan Bogdanov, who heads the operation of submerging the aircraft, told FOCUS – Varna Radio. On [...]

A regular speedboat service has been set up to carry tourists from the coastal city of Varna to the southern coastal town of Sozopol, where the relics of St. John the Baptist are exhibited. The service will become fully operational as of next month …

Varna Airport will be closed four months for renovation. This will happen after the end of the tourist season -  from the end of October 2011 at the end of February 2012, according to a statement from the company that manages the airport. Airlines have announced that they will redirect flights to Burgas Airport because [...]

“The Paradoxes of Bulgarian Tourism: from Roads with Potholes to Restaurants with Multitouch Tables”, the Romania Libera outlines a report of traveling from the Romania to city of Varna

The summer schedule of Varna Airport enters into force as of March 27, 2011; the first foreign tourists for the nearby Black Sea resorts are expected to arrive on Monday, March 28.