Balchik is one of the most famous holiday resorts on the northern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. It is a romantic small town and has many sights and places to visit, as well as many souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants serving freshly caught fish. As in every popular tourist destination, Balchik offers cosy hotels and accommodation. The small town is also the place for a romantic walk along the yacht marina when the sun goes down … The proximity of the city to Romania and to the International Airport Varna, as well as the good value for money, turns the resort to a favourite destination for many tourists.
The location of Balchik
Balchik is just 55 km north of the Varna International Airport. The journey from the airport to the resort will pleasantly surprise you – beautiful views of stunning nature in the summer – green forests, colourful meadows and the blue water that reaches the horizon!
What to do in Balchik, Bulgaria
If you are looking for something different from a relaxing holiday on the beach, you will find some interesting activities in Balchik. You can walk along the promenade and the harbour, visit museums, natural sites, etc. The city is part of the list of the 100 National monuments of the Bulgarian Tourist Union.
The most famous place in Balchik is “The Palace & Botanical Gardens of Balchik“. The renaissance complex was born as the summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria. It consists of several villas, an Orthodox chapel, Moorish-still terraces, traditional houses, and fountains. The Botanical Garden is known worldwide with its collection of palm trees, exotic trees such as rubber tree, oriental raisin tree, mulberry trees, red Juniperus, etc. The unique collection of large cacti is also very popular. This is the second of its kind in Europe after this one in Monaco. The list of flowers and unique plants in the garden, as well as all attractions, is really endless and you must definitely see it! Learn more about the story about the Palace in our blog:
The harbour: the yacht marina is the starting point for many cruises and boat trips. You can do also fishing, water sports or have a romantic dinner with a beautiful view.
The best tours in Balchik:
» Balchik – Cape Kaliakra and coastal cruise: In the Botanical Garden is the summer residence of the Romanian queen. She was extremely impressed by the beautiful scenery and the picturesque coast … Let yourself be inspired by this and get to know a fascinating cliff coast, whose most famous is the legendary Cape Kaliakra. Learn more here and reserve online:
» Cruise in Balchik: beautiful scenery along the shore from the harbour. Enjoy the summer breeze, drinks and lunch on board. Book online here:
Balchik is one of the most picturesque summer places in Bulgaria, not so crowded like the biggest resorts on the Black Sea Coast – Sunny Beach and Golden Sands. The small town offers unique attractions and sightseeing opportunities that will turn your stay in a memorable experience! Find here all tours in the area and reserve online!