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Kempinski Hotel Grand Hermitage
A beach at Holiday Club Riviera

Golden Sands (Bulgarian: Златни пясъци, Zlatni pyasatsi; German: Goldstrand, Russian: Золотые пески, Zolotyye peski; Romanian: Nisipurile de aur; Polish: Złote piaski; Czech: Zlaté Písky; Finnish: Kultahietikko; French:Sables d'or is a resort town on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, adjacent to a national park of the same name in the municipality of Varna. Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_2094. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_2094. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_2074. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IMG_2074. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast covers the whole eastern border of Bulgaria. ... Golden Sands Nature Park (Bulgarian: Природен парк Златни пясъци) is a national park on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in Varna Province. ... Position of Varna in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Varna Province Government  - Mayor Kiril Yordanov Area  - City 205 km²  (79. ...

Located 17 km north of downtown Varna, it is virtually connected to the city by a continuous swath of resorts and villa communities. It is a popular tourist destination, drawing many visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Scandinavia, France, Central and Eastern Europe, the Persian Gulf, Israel, and other countries, attracted by the favourable climate, scenic landscape, and reasonable prices. Golden Sands is served by the Varna International Airport and several regular bus lines of the Varna public transit system. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe and includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Varna International Airport (IATA: VAR, ICAO: LBWN) is the airport of Varna, the sea capital of Bulgaria. ...

The old-growth forests between ancient Odessos and Dionysopolis were first mentioned by Pliny as the home of mythical dwarfs, visited by the Argonauts. Byzantine sources name the local fortress Gerania; there are 4-7 century AD remains of massive stone ramparts and a basilica along the edge of the Frangen plateau. The cave Aladzha Monastery, 3 km to the west, was a monastic centre from antiquity through the Second Bulgarian Empire. In the days of Ottoman Empire, Uzunkum (Turkish: long sands) was known as a hideaway for outlaws. It was largely uninhabited until the 1950s, although used for outings. This article is about a city in Bulgaria. ... Dionysopolis was a town in ancient Moesia. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Aladzha Monastery from within Monastic cells Aladzha Monastery is a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex in northeastern Bulgaria, 17 km north of central Varna and 3 km west of Golden Sands beachfront resort. ... The Second Bulgarian Empire was a medieval Bulgarian state which existed between 1185 and 1396 (or 1422). ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–65) Edirne (1365–1453) Constantinople (Ä°stanbul, 1453–1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy [[Category:Former monarchies}}|Ottoman Empire, 1299]] Sultans  - 1281–1326... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

The resort construction started in 1957 and in about two decades, the place was transformed into a modern holiday complex with more than 70 hotels, numerous villas, casinos, apartment buildings, restaurants, clubs, spa centres, attractions, shopping centres, and sports facilities, including yacht marinas, equestrian base and the Aquapolis water park. Golden Sands attracted considerable investments in the 1990s and 2000s. A contemporary chapel of John the Baptist was recently added. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...

The area is labelled to have the purest quartz sand on the coast and abounds in old trees and landscaped parks. Hot mineral water springs and lush woodlands cascading from the Frangen Plateau, forming the Golden Sands Nature Park, turn the town into one of the most popular tourist spots in Eastern Europe. It also comprises the Holiday Club Riviera luxury resort, several villa communities including Chaika, Kabakum, and Alen Mak, and the historic landmark Aladzha Monastery in the vicinity. Just north is perhaps the best known gay beach in the nation. Three 18-hole golf courses designed by Gary Player are currently (2007) being developed around Balchik and Kavarna to the north. Golden Sands Nature Park (Bulgarian: Природен парк Златни пясъци) is a national park on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in Varna Province. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... Balchik (Bulgarian Балчик, Romanian Balcic) is a Black Sea coastal town in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. ... Kavarna (Bulgarian: Каварна) is a Black Sea coastal town in the Dobruja region of northeastern Bulgaria. ...

Buildings and structures

In 2007 a 1 : 10 replica of Eiffel Tower was built. It has an observation dec with a tower restaurant. Its construction costed 300 000 BGN. The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ...

External links

  • Official website of Golden Sands' 50th anniversary site, June 2007, with photo gallery and interactive map
  • Website of Anons tour agency
  • Another official website
  • Golden Sands travel guide
  • Pictures of Golden Sands
  • Article about Golden Sands
  • Guide to Golden Sands resort
  • Golden Sands resort guide

Coordinates: 43°17′06″N, 28°02′30″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  Results from FactBites:
Golden Sands Bulgaria (171 words)
The resort of Zlatni Pyasatsi (Golden Sands) is the largest one on the northern Black Sea coast as it is built on more than 1,800 hectares of land.
It is situated 18km north of Varna and is bordered on the north by Kranevo and on the south by the St.
The area is famous for the purest sand on the Black Sea coast and also abounds of trees and bushes.
Golden Sands Profile (615 words)
Golden Sands is one of the largest and most popular beach resorts on the Black Sea coast.
Golden Sands, the largest resort on the Northern Black Sea coast, is located 17 kilometers north of the major sea port of Varna.
Golden Sands suits both sun-worshippers and sightseers, being near to Varna, the third largest town of Bulgaria, offers a great number of places of interest.
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