Sveti Vlas (St. Vlas) is a beautiful coastal village, situated just 5 kilometers north of Sunny Beach and 9 kilometers from Nessebar. This magnificent resort is a great combination of beautiful seaside at the foot of the Balkan mountain range.
It has been developed into a modern beach destination during the recent years, with brand new hotels and tourist infrastructure . This makes it a preferred destination for holidaymakers, who want to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain while having fun on the beach.
Private enterprise is in full swing with a rash of spiffy-looking small hotels, new holiday apartments, holiday villas and restaurants springing up all over village.
Sveti Vlas has a rich history that dates back to the 2th century BC. It was then when the Thracian tribe Larisi founded the town Larisa. During the 14th century AC the town was renamed to Sveti Vlas after a patron saint of cattle growers and merchants. During the Ottoman rule the village was known as Manastir, because of the five monasteries in the vicinity of the site. It restored its name of Sveti Vlas after the reunification of the Bulgarian state in 1886.
The natural conditions- mountain, forest, sea and southern exposure of the mountain slopes, are extremely healthy and appropriate for a full relaxation.
The beaches at St Vlas are three with a total length of 1, 5 kilometers- the central beach is the longest one, south of it is the small Camping beach and the third one is the beach nearby the new yacht port Marina.
Marina yacht port offers everything needed for a yacht lover to enjoy unforgettable summer holiday. People can hire and even buy yachts there. The professional team of consultants will provide you great service.
Sunny Beach is just 5 kilometers down the road. On the way into Vlas the road passes by Zora, a self-contained complex of villas nestled in the wooded hills. Several kilometers east of Vlas the road ends at another resort complex, Elenite. The stylish Finnish-built (1985) resort consists of Mediterranean-style villas overlooking the sea.
Mini-trains link Vlas and Zora with Sunny Beach. There is regular bus transport from Nessebar, Sunny Beach and Bourgas to Sveti Vlas, and plenty of private minibuses, route and ordinary taxis. There is also water transport to and from Nessebar and Bourgas to Sunny Beach. The international airport of Burgas is a 20 to 30 minute drive away and is served by international carriers and charter airlines from throughout Europe.