6 Interesting Facts About Sveti Vlas

The summer resort Sveti Vlas is the most exclusive and fast developing spot on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is a popular destination among tourists from all over the world who are looking for a bit more luxurious holiday and high-quality tourist experience. The city offers everything you need for your best summer holiday: many hotels and apartments, beautiful restaurants, golden beaches, entertainment possibilities, pools and wellness facilities.

Sveti Vlas is located 10 km north of the town of Nessebar and 2 km from Sunny Beach and offers a pleasant combination of sea and mountain climate, fresh forest air and beautiful seashore. It is a favourite seaside resort, visited by many people every summer.

The resort is a famous summer spot, but there are a few interesting things about Sveti Vlas, you probably wish to know.

1. Ancient origin

Sveti Vlas is one of the oldest settlements in the region. The village of Sveti Vlas was founded in the 2nd century by the ancient Thracians.

2. About the name “Sveti Vlas”

Initially, it brought the name of “Larisa”, and later in the 14th century, it adopted the name of “Sveti Vlas” (Saint Vlas) – patron of traders, breeders, and healers. He is an honored saint of the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Church. A monastery with the name of the saint had existed in the 14th – 18th century, but it was destroyed by a fire during the multiple raids of pirates.

3. The biggest yacht port in Bulgaria

In 2007 Marina Dinevi was founded in Sveti Vlas. It is the largest and the most modern yacht port in Bulgaria with a capacity of 300 yachts. The Marina is situated at the foot in the southern slopes of the Balkan mountain that protected the area from the cold northern winds. With no doubt, Sveti Vlas offers excellent conditions for yachts accommodation.

4. One of the best beaches in Bulgaria

The beach in Sveti Vlas has south-faced, the sand is fine and golden. There are also plenty of water sports such as surfing, water skiing, banana boats, etc. The beach has been awarded the prestigious certificate “Blue Flag”, which is a proof of quality, cleanness, and safety of the sea area. Marina “Dinevi” is the only one port in Bulgaria that has the “Blue Flag” badge.

5. International Sailing Regatta “St. Vlas”

The Regatta “St. Vlas” has more than five years of history and is a must when visiting the resort between 18 and 20 July. It is conducted every summer in the bay of Nesebar and Sveti Vlas.

6. Bulgaria Transfers is the best way to reach Sveti Vlas!

The nearest airport is the International Airport Bourgas, which is 32 km away. You need about 30 min. to get to the resort of Sveti Vlas and start enjoying your holiday. The easiest way to reach the resort is by booking an airport transfer with Bulgaria Transfers! You can choose between private car transfer and shared transfer by shuttle bus. With Bulgaria Transfers you get the best rate, comfortable and safe journey with free wifi on board. The most reasonable rate for transfer we offer is 9 GBP per person, one-way from Bourgas Airport to Sveti Vlas. Learn more here:

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the airport in Bulgaria and get you to the hotel in Sveti Vlas!  There you will find a unique combination of clean mountain air, marine climate and beautiful nature that promise you an unforgettable summer vacation. ;)