43°12'N , 27°55'E
West Coast of the Black Sea
Sea water salinity: 18‰
Time zone: GMT+2
Bulgaria is situated in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula, at the ancient crossroads of the trade routes between Europe and Asia. Neighboring countries are: Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.
Varna is the third largest city in the country and a major center in one of the best developed economic regions. It is located in NE Bulgaria on the Black Sea Coast. The capital city Sofia is 470 km away from Varna. Other important centers in the region are: Shumen (80 km), Dobrich (50 km) and Russe (200 km). The mild climate enables the port to be used throughout the year.
For its powerful sea tourist business and numerous summer tourist resorts in vicinity, Varna is named the Sea Capital City of Bulgaria.