In this episode of Postcards, Euronews explores the waters of the Bulgarian region of Varna, along the Black Sea coast.
And, of course, its famous spas.
In the city of St Constantine and Helena, Bulgaria’s oldest seaside resort on the Black Sea, traditional regional treatment is mud therapy, where the locally dredged mud is applied to the body and allowed to dry.
The Black Sea coastline is also rich in thermal and mineral waters, which are said to have healing properties. In Europe, Bulgaria is just behind Iceland for its number of hot springs.
âThis place has a very long history, which began 112 years ago,â says Lyubo Stamboliyski, Director of Sales and Marketing for St Constantine and Helena.
âIt was first and foremost the favorite place of our last tsars. They took advantage of the seaside, the seaside, the beach, the thermal water which is omnipresent in this resort. Since then, we have tried to interpret this historical concept, this past time. , in a modern seaside resort. It’s a favorite place for people who come here for health reasons, to improve their physical health, their mental state. “
Over the years, new hotels have sprung up along the seafront, such as the Albena Resort, offering a variety of spa treatments and upscale facilities.
Bulgaria has a sustainable approach to tourism to ensure that its many wonders can be enjoyed by visitors today and also by generations to come.