The town of Balchik is located on the Black Sea coast, 20 km from Kavarna, 31 km north of the town of Varna and 37 km south-east of the town of Dobrich.
Balchik is 3rd in significance Bulgarian port after Bourgas and Varna, used for medium-size trade and passenger vessels.
Beach and climate
Balchik is situated terrace-like on a small bay, in a region with moderate continental climate. The average temperature in July is 22°C, and the temperature of the sea water in summer reaches 24 °C.
Balchik offers narrow beach strips. Few kilometers north from the resort, there are secluded beaches under the cliffs.
There are different kind of hotels, villas, guest houses and other types of accommodation in Balchik. Check out the hotels in Balchik in the left menu, book online or contact us for more information.
Bars and restaurants
Balchik offers big restaurants in the hotels, in the Balchik palace and in the downtown as well as small private restaurants, coastal stalls with pizzas, pasta, seafood and other kinds of Bulgarian and European cuisine.
The main sightseeing in the resort are the Balchik palace, the palace complex and the Balchik botanical garden.
The Balchik palace was built in 1924-1931 by request of Maria - the Romanian queen. The design of the buildings is made by Italian architects.
The Palace Complex comprises a central palace with high tower, a small chapel, numerous modern buildings, a terrace-like park with paths and lanes, stone summer-houses overlooking the sea, a throne under an old tree where Maria used to sit and watch the sunset.
The beautiful botanical garden of the Balchik palace is the biggest and most diverse on the Balkans. It is arranged in 1924-1936 by the French garden designer Jules Janine. The botanic garden comprises more than 200 tree species and flowers, as well as more than 250 species of cactus plants and above 3000 exotic and rare species of plants. The garden is part of the teaching facilities of the Sofia University.
Other places of interest in the town of Balchik are the Tatar Quarter with its pebbled streets and houses made of stone, the Art Gallery, the Ethnographic museum, St. Nikola Church (1866), the local museum, the Revival complex with the old school.
Nice places for a stroll in Balchik are the coastal alley (4 km long), the harbour and the streets around.
The area of Touzlata is located 4 km east of the town and is well known for its curing mud. There is a spa centre beside the two lakes, formed by old landslides as well as a mineral spring with water temperature of 31 °C. The site offers a recreational complex, bungalows, villas, a camping site.
Near the town of Balchik are situated 2 large camping sites - Belia Bryag Camping and Sandrino Camping. They offer a lot of opportunities for relax and water sports, bars, restaurants, bungalows.
A well-preserved fortress from the period of the early Ottoman rule can be seen in the village of Obrochishte, 15 km south-west of Balchik.
There are 3 golf courses in close proximity to Balchik – Black Sea Rama, Thracian Cliffs, Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort.
There is regular water and bus transport, mini-buses and taxis to the nearest big towns of Varna, Dobrich and Albena.