St. Constantine and Elena is the oldest resort along the Bulgarian black sea coast. It was founded in 1908 as a balneology center. It was first visited by Czech, Poles and Germans. Its popularity is due to the unique combination of mountain crystal clear air, mineral springs and the sea. The resort offers numerous mineral springs, balneology complexes, open- air pool with hot mineral water famous for its healing quality.
The resort is an elegant holiday destination which prides on a long tradition of hospitality. Situated in a fine old park with cypresses, lilies and fig trees, quiet bays, sand beaches and curative mineral springs, the resort offers comfortable hotels, villa-settlements and holiday houses, dominated by Grand Hotel Varna (one of the best Bulgarian sea hotels), modern restaurants serving national and European cuisine, sports and entertainment for any age, excursions. Located in the middle of Natural Park, with a broken coastline, small bays and scatters cliffs-a paradise for anglers and drivers.
The name of the resort comes from the nearby situates monastery “St Constantine and Elena”, which is built at the beginning of the18th century. A small church halfway under the ground with regular services is the only surviving structure. This was favorite recreational place for the people of Varna long before the Liberation; the richer ones had rooms reserved for them in the monastery; others built summer houses amidst the woods. The “Kalogersko Shoushoukane” wine is said to have been made there. Visitors can still enjoy a stay at the monastery together with a high- quality restaurant. St Constantine and Elena resort is a small and secluded paradise. It is the best place for rest and recreation.
Comfortable quiet hotels, villa settlements and holiday houses are sheltered in the shade of this magic place, which is dominated by Grand Hotel Varna, the king of the seaside hotels, with some of the best hydrotherapy facilities, its own field stadium and excellent opportunities for sport. There are many reasons to visit this resort; the specific microclimate with a high concentration of soothing light-weight negative ions; the perfect harmony of the sea breeze at an altitude of 25 meters, cool, bracing air, the scent of century old fig, cypress and lime trees, and the abundance of mineral springs. All these natural resources are proved to have a beneficial effect on the human body.
Regular town buses run every ten minutes (from 6.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m.) from the resort to Varna. Many minibuses and route-taxis are another alternative for quick transport to Varna.