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Introducing Sveti Konstantin

Sveti Konstantin is a small, sedate beach resort about 9km northeast of Varna, with hotels attractively spaced out amongst parkland. Established in 1946 under the name of Druzhba (Friendship), it was later renamed Sveti Konstantin i Elena, but is now more commonly known simply as Sveti Konstantin. It’s less commercial than other resorts and has long been popular with older holidaymakers; it still has a number of ‘rest homes’ for retired civil servants and trade-union members, and the resort is famous for its therapeutic mineral waters and health treatments. There are several new resort hotels geared towards young families, but this isn’t the place for water sports or raucous nightlife.

There are no street names in Sveti Konstantin and hotels are poorly signposted, although there is a map on a signboard by the bus stop. The centre of the resort is along the main road between the bus stop and the beach. Another road runs east from the bus stop to the Sunny Day Complex at the far end of the beach.