Saints Constantine and Helena is a picturesque resort town on the Black Sea coast. Founded as a hydrotherapy retreat in the early 1900s, it’s one of the oldest coastal resorts in Bulgaria. Relax on sandy beaches, soak in mineral-rich thermal baths and stroll around the charming town centre filled with historic architecture.
Things to do in Saints Constantine and Helena
Saints Constantine and Helena is fringed by a honey-coloured beach. Lay down your towel on the sand and soak in the sunshine or splurge on an umbrella-shaded deck chair.
An abundance of mineral-rich thermal baths and luxury day spas make Saints Constantine and Helena one of Bulgaria’s most popular wellness destinations. Spend the day soaking your muscles in a spring-fed thermal pool and treat yourself to massages, facials and body treatments.
Built in the 16th century, the Eastern Orthodox monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena is shaded by ancient cypress and fig trees. The monastery is an oasis of calm and welcomes visitors who want to learn more about the town’s Eastern Orthodox roots.
Strolling around the town centre, you’ll be tempted by restaurants serving delicious Bulgarian cuisine. Try local dishes such as “banitsa” savoury pastries layered with egg and cheese and “mshana skara” grilled meat. Wash down your meal with a glass of “rakia” fruit brandy.
Euxinograd royal summer palace is set in beautiful gardens inspired by French and English landscaping styles. Strolling through the park, you’ll see trees from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Look out for the bronze statues and sculptures that dot the park.
Getting around Saints Constantine and Helena
Saints Constantine and Helena is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is a 15-minute drive from Varna and 20 minutes from Varna International Airport. Local buses run between Varna and Saints Constantine and Helena in around 30 minutes.