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Sarafovo, Bourgass

village of Sarafovo, BourgassSarafovo is a place of unspoilt beauty. Founded as a village over 80 years ago by Thracian refugees, nowadays it has become famous for its beautiful houses and preferred by people as a place to live. Its population counts over 3000, including the foreigners who chose Bulgaria for their home. At present Sarafovo is a quarter of Burgas- the 5th largest town of Bulgaria, administrative, commercial, tourist and cultural center. The quarter is situated on the Black Sea coast between the ancient town of Sozopol to the South and Nessebar to the North, and just to the road between Burgas and Sunny Beach - Bulgaria's biggest sea-side resort.
Sarafovo has gained attractiveness as a resort because of its unique characteristics:
Wide beach, about 4 km long, covered with fine sands, almost black at places, because of it high content of iron, manganese and magnesium. It absorb the sun beams and gets quickly hot
Higher sea water temperature than the other resorts because of its situation in the Burgas Bay. This increases the opportunity for a longer tourist season- until late October, when water is still warm and nice for swimming.