| Albena resort is situated 32 km. north of Varna and 12 km Southwest of Balchik Golf City, at the very beach and at the picturesque hills with exciting views of the sea and the “Balata” National Reserve. The resort's errection was started in 1968, which makes it one of the most modern holiday villages along the Bulgarian coast. The complex lies beneath a relatively high hill and is given particular charm by the near-by forest of Baltata, a part of which is declared a protected area. The latter is also called Batova Gora (Batova Forest) after the Batova river, in the valley of which it grows. The resort's architecture resembles one of Walter Gropius' urban models as most of the hotels have a terraced structure aimed at providing as much sun as possible in summer days. To the North the coast is steep, featuring yellow sandstone and limestone typical of the area. It is in fact this stone slope that was the main source of construction material for the resort.
Albena has more than 100 catering establishments, ranging from top class restaurants to fast food outlets, small cosy spots right on the shore, bars and discos, taverns and folk-style places, Chinese and Indian cuisine, to suit any taste and pocket. Varied cultural programs - International Children's Fest, Golden Antenna Festival of Musical and Entertainment TV Programs, Pop-rock Festival, Coast of Hope Festival.
There are many concerts, symphony and wind orchestras, Art Galery Stil, contests for children's drawing on asphalt, puppet theatre. Inland excursions, exotic trips to Istanbul and Cairo, jeep safari, photo safari, yacht trips.
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Besides the nearby village of Obrochishte with its well-preserved fortress dating back to Ottoman times, the village of Kranevo with remains of the ancient fortress used in Roman times and the Middle Ages is also located close to the Albena resort. Beside the fortress, Kranevo is also attractive for its mineral springs. The coast between Albena and Kranevo is high and extremely picturesque with steep rocky formations. A place of great interest is the Natural Reserve "Balata”, situated at the valley of the Batovska river with a territory of 183, 2 hectare. The ecological policy at the resort aims to protect the environment. The cleanness of the major nature parameters according to EU standards are examined regularly.
The average annual temperature is around +12°C. Air temperature in the summer is over 25°C and often reaches 29-32°C. In May and September the day time temperature is 20-25°C, and in April and October around 15-19°C. Optimum humidity of the air 63-65%; There are typical light refreshing winds from the sea - days with refreshing breezes make up 2/3 of the summer months. From April to September the days are from 13 to 15 hours long and the sun shines from 8 to 11 hours. The temperature of sea water in June, July, August, and September is around 22-25°C. In the third week of may it reaches 20°C, while at the end of October it gradually drops down to 15-16°C. Considerable heat capacity and weak heat release with a 2-3°C difference in the temperature in the morning and in the evening.