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The town is located at the foot of the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains, in the northern part of Burgas Bay. A settlement was founded at the present place of Sveti Vlas in the 2nd century AD by Thracians and Greeks, then called Larissa. It acquired the name Sveti Vlas in the 14th century after Saint Blaise, a monastery dedicated to whom existed in the region, but was burnt down in the 14th-18th century by consecutive pirate raids. During the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, it was known as Kücük manastir or simply Manastir ("monastery"), while the name Sveti Vlas became official after 1886. Until 1920 the population of Sveti Vlas was predominantly Greek. After 1920 as a result of the exchange of population between Greece and Bulgaria most of the local Greeks emigrated to Western Thrace (ceded to Greece in 1920) Greece and found their new home in the village of Strymi (until 1920 Chadarli), Sapes municipality. Less than 10 Greek families remained in Sveti Vlas. After 1912 and especially after 1920 tens of Bulgarian families emigrated from Greece, predominantly from Greek Macedonia and established themselves in Sveti Vlas. The settlement became a climatic sea resort in 1963 and a town on 2 February 2006. Sveti Vlas is the only place on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast where the beaches are facing directly south.


If you are looking for travel information of Sveti Vlas in Bulgaria, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Burgas also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Sveti Vlas and set some time aside to explore the Burgas. Dotted with places like Strandja Mountain, Sea Garden, Mall Galleria Burgas; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Sveti Vlas are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Sveti Vlas*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sveti Vlas

    Know the pollution level of Sveti Vlas before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.13 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.14 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Sveti Vlas: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sveti Vlas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sveti Vlas.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.19 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.48 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.24 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.19 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.9 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.39 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sveti Vlas - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sveti Vlas is 152.49 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.65 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.07 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.9 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.6 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sveti Vlas

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sveti Vlas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.92 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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