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Saint Vlas

The resort village (nowadays town) of St. Vlas is situated on the Black Sea coast and in the outskirts of the southern slopes of the eastern part of the mountain range of Stara Planina. The city is located in close proximity to: Burgas - 40 km, Nessebar - 8 km, Sunny Beach - 4 km and Elenite - 2 km.

Saint Vlas

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Saint Vlas was founded in the second century as a Thracian settlement with the name "Larissa", in the 14th century is named after St. Vlas - stockman, witch doctor and patron of merchants. In the years of Ottoman rule several names of the village has been used and all of them are connected to the monasteries around the village. The Turks called it Kucuk monastery, and in the registers is entered as the village monastery.


Saint Vlas is famous for St. Athanasius the Great Temple. The church was built in 1864. This temple, together with a nearby chapel dedicated to the same patron as well as the monastery churches and Vlaherna St. Andrew.

The perfect combination of the Balkan mountains and the sea with unique climate are favorable to the curative climatic effects on pulmonary diseases. The beach strip is with a total length of approximately 1.5 kilometers and an average width of 15 meters. The main beaches are the Central (from camp site to the complex Sineva Palace), small (camp - on the Sun Palace complex to Reviera) and the beach to the new marina - marina (under the monastery complex). In the eastern part of the beach is located the water base of the local fishermen and next to it a modern yacht port. The area where the village is located is the largest in Bulgaria's tourist map.

In practice, it is the unrecognized Bulgarian Riviera, which is formed by Aheloy, Ravda, Sunny Beach, Sveti Vlas, Paradise Beach (Robinson) and Elenite. It is believed that in the near future this huge incredible tourist zone will reach the Cape of Emine, which is located 5 km from Saint Vlas.