The Pearl of the Black Sea

Burgas region is one of the most developed regions of all Bulgaria. It is located in the southeastern part of the country, bordered by Turkey to the south, and by the Black Sea to the east.


With its long golden sand beaches and abundant seaside resorts, Burgas region is a major tourist destination. Beside Burgas, some of the other popular summer destinations of the region are Sunny Beach, Primorsko, Kiten, and Nesebar.


Nesebar is an ancient town on the Black Sea coast often called "the Pearl of the Black Sea". Nesebar consists of the new town and the old town. The old town is situated on a small peninsula connected to the mainland (the new town) with a narrow isthmus.


The Sungurlare region produces about 25,000 tons of grape. It is internationally known for its high-quality wines.


LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas is the largest oil refinery in southeastern Europe, and one of the driving forces of the region's economy. 


Regional stories

Bulgarian Seaside Leading the Patchwork Balkan Tourism Race
By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

Amongst the many regions of the Patchwork Balkan (NUTS3 regions of Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia) with numerous historical landmarks and major economic impact, Bulgarian seaside regions were the most visited regions by foreigners in 2013. 

Bulgarian coastline is 378 km long. Sandy beaches constitute 130 km of that number. The Balkan Mountains are dividing a coastline into a southern and northern part. The southern part is more popular due to its wide sandy beaches. Two out of four biggest cities in the country are located on the coastline - Burgas and Varna. Besides being tourist destinations, Burgas and Varna are also a major economic centers and seaports. 

Out of three Bulgaria seaside regions - Dobrich, Varna and Burgas, the most visited by the foreigners is Burgas. With more than 6.5 mil nights spent in 2013. Some...