Burgas



Landmarks Print E-mail
  • Pyrgos Fortress
  • Burgas Baths
  • Sea Garden and Zoo
  • Art Gallery
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
  • Burgas regional Historic Museum
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Date of establishment

in the 17th century

Time zone

GMT +2, summer period GMT +3

Total area

253,644 km?

Population

207,925 inhabitants

Restaurants and cafes

Numerous in the city

Cuisine

Bulgarian, Mediterranean

Shopping

Stores and boutiques in town

Normal opening hours

8 a.m. – 8 p.m

Credit cards

Accepted in major shops

Spoken languages

English, Russian

Police

166

Emergency

112

Public transportation

Bus, trolleybus

 
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Is it possible to take a bath where ancient Romans did it? Let’s start for Burgas in search of the answer.


Origin of the name. Burgas was founded as an Ancient Greek city under the name Pyrgos that means “tower”. 


History. Pyrgos was founded by colonists from the Greek colony Apollonia (modern Sozopol). It is much younger than its neighbor-cities, and, in contrast, always remained a provincial town. In 1829, when the city was occupied by Russian troops during the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-29 there were 5 thousand citizens, mostly Turks and Greeks, mainly engaged in trade. Main export products: wool, butter and cheese.


Prior to the beginning of the 20th century Burgas was a tiny town with a population about 3 thousand people. The development of the city began after the construction of the port in 1903 by the French company “Batignolles”. Soon there were 18 foreign companies in Burgas. The city began a new life. Today Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria.

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Port data Print E-mail

Official name

Port of Burgas JSC

Location

42°30’ N, 27°28’ E 

Adress

1, Prince Al. Battenberg Str., Burgas, 8000, Bulgaria

Telephone

+359 56 822 222

Fax

+359 56 822 156

E-mail

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VTS 

14

ISPS

Available

Web 

www.port-burgas.com


Port facilities:
 

Maximum ship dimensions

Length: 275 m, Draft: 14.70 m, Beam: 32 m

Maximum air draught

58 m (limitation of Bosphorus strait)

Pilot

Compulsory

Tugboat

Not compulsory

Security facilities

Available

Gangway

Ship gangways to be used in port  

Waste handling

Available

Fresh water

Available

Ship Repair

Not Available

Shore Power

Available

Anchorage 

Available


Cruise passenger port facilities:
 

Tourist information

Available

City maps

Available

Terminal Building for Passengers

Available

Shopping possibilities at port area

Not Available

Restaurants and cafes

Not Available

Rest rooms

Not Available

International Telephone Connection

Not Available

Currency exchange

Available

ATM cash machines

Available

Internet access

Available

Mailbox

Available

Taxis

Not Available 

Shuttle service

Not Available

Tourist coaches parking

Available

First (medical) aid

Available 

Distance to city center

0.62 miles/  1 km.

Distance to airport

Safarovo – 4.96 miles/ 8 km.

Distance to main train station

0.62 miles/ 1 km.