Location: Sveti Vlas (also known as St. Vlas) is a beautiful coastal village of approx. 3000 inhabitants, situated just 5 kilometers north of Sunny Beach and 9 kilometers from Nessebar. This magnificent resort is a great combination of beautiful seaside at the foot of the Balkan mountain range. It has been developed into a modern beach destination during the recent years, with brand new hotels and tourist infrastructure (see photos below). This makes it a preferred destination for holidaymakers, who want to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain while having fun on the beach. The natural conditions- mountain, forest, sea and southern exposure of the mountain slopes, are extremely healthy and appropriate for a full relaxation. The beaches at st Vlas are three with a total length of 1, 5 kilometers- the central beach is the longest one, south of it is the small “Camping” beach and the third one is the beach nearby the new yacht port Marina.
The town is also famous for its brand new and beautiful yacht port, which is being developed close to the water base of the local fishermen. Marina yacht port offers everything needed for a yacht lover to enjoy unforgettable summer holiday. People can hire and even buy yachts there. The professional team of consultants will provide you great service and a real value of money.
The explosive growth in Vlas translates into an ever- increasing number of diversions for tourists who opt to stay there. Visitors can also avail themselves of the varied amenities and busy night life at Sunny Beach, just 5 kilometers down the road. Sveti Vlas is a more quiet resort that will mostly suit families with kids or people who wish to escape from the noisy resorts.
History: Sveti Vlas has a rich history that dates back to the 2th century BC. It was then when the Thracian tribe Larisi founded the town Larisa. During the 14th century AC the town was renamed to “Sveti Vlas” after a patron saint of cattle growers and merchants. During the Ottoman rule the village was known as “Manastir”, because of the five monasteries in the vicinity of the site. Unfortunately, none of the monasteries has been preserved up to present days. It restored its name of Sveti Vlas after the reunification of the Bulgarian state in 1886.
Catering: The quick expansion of the village into a modern resort driven by the spillover of entrepreneurship from the nearby holiday city of Sunny Beach has spurred the emergence of numerous pubs and restaurants. Guests of St Vlas can also take advantage of the various tourist facilities, including outdoor food, of Sunny Beach, which is just 5min away by car.
Transport: There is regular bus transport from Nessebar and Bourgas to St Vlas, and plenty of private minibuses, route and ordinary taxis. Besides, there is also water transport to and from Nessebar and Bourgas to Sunny Beach, which is just 4km away from St Vlas.