Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, situated on the Black Sea coast. It has an International Airport, Maritime Station, Railway Station and Bus Station. The rich historical heritage, natural and cultural sights and attractions make it a preferred destination for tourism. East of the city is the Black Sea, and to the west are three lakes which are protected natural areas. Within the city is located one of the oldest hot mineral springs and south of the city is Strandja Mountain. Burgas Bay has a long beach of fine golden sand, clean water and pleasant breezes. The climate is humid subtropical with marine and continental influence. The average air temperature in summer is 22.7 °C, max daily temperatures above 20 °C are found up to November. In Burgas tourists can see the expositions of the Historical Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum, also an ethnographic exposition. Close to the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nessebar, the ancient Sozopol, the architectural and historical reserves of Brashlian and Zheravna, the Island ‘Saint Anastasia’ and the archaeological complex Aqua Khalide. Archaeological research has revealed ancient settlement mounds from the Neolithic, ruins of Roman cities, Byzantine and medieval castles, churches and monasteries. Burgas port is the first Bulgarian port, also the largest contemporary port, and the modernisation is a continuous process. It has a Passenger Terminal. The 10mtr berth depth allows the largest ships sailing in the Black Sea to call. Recently renovated is a hundred-year-old indoor port warehouse ‘Magazia 1’ with a unique riveted under-roof construction type ‘Eiffel’. There is a second passenger terminal built with a shopping centre, restaurants and places for cultural events. Furthermore, the surrounding area has a new transport scheme, parking lots, bike lanes, recreation and green spaces.
The complex is complemented by one of the most contemporary coastal management maritime centres. The Expo Center, now being built is due to hold the MedCruise General Assembly in 2021.

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