About the region

Kranevo
Kranevo is a sea resort with local significance and population of approximately 1000 residents. The resort is close to the Golden Sands and Albena resort. It is 20m above the sea level. The climate is typical maritime with sunny and hot summer and warm autumn.

The village is mentioned in the Turkish historical sources in 1573 and in 1676 by the name Ekrene. From 1913 until 1940 the village was under Romanian authority. There is a famous lighthouse 3 km away southerly from the village (and 3 km away northerly from Golden Sands resort) on the Ekrene cape (as the old name of the village). The lighthouse can be seen from the main road Varna – Balchik. During the Romanian occupation of South Dobrudja here was passing the country border.

Balchik
The town is situated on the Black Sea coast in close proximity to Albena, Kranevo, Golden Sands resorts and Varna, Dobrich and Kavarna.

Balchik is famous with the Dvoretza complex – the summer residence of the Romanian Queen Marie. The buildings were entrusted to the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Botanical Gardens to the Sofia University for cultivation of unique species. The Botanical garden contains the second largest cactus collection after the collection of Monaco Gardens as well as other specific plants.

Balchik is also a cultural place – many annual festivals are organized.

Albena
Albena is situated 12 km away from Balchik and 30 km away from Varna. The beach is 5 km long and 150 m wide. The complex opened its doors in 1969 and kept during the years a long term traditions offering 14 900 beds, allocated in 43 hotels, 4 villa complexes and 1 camping. The accommodation is between 2 and 4 stars. There are 100 restaurants and bars, 8 football playgrounds, multifunctional hall.

For sport lovers Albena offers most equipped sport hall in Bulgaria.

At Albena are organized the lost of festivals as Dobrudja sings and dances, Folklore without borders, Hopes, talents and masters, National Litareal Celebrations, International Media Events. Albena also welcomes Eurovisia, European Pentathlon Championship and many others.

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