Ravda is situated so naturally close to the main administrative
municipal centre - the city of Nessebar.
Throughout recent years, Nessebar grows southward to the
beautiful blue coast and actually reaches Ravda.
Within one kilometer of Ravda, the main road Varna-Bourgass
passes by. The village is 15 km away from the major international
air port of Bourgass and only 5 km northwesterly distant
from the biggest Bulgarian Black sea resort Sunny
beach. Therefore, the automobile transport is the dominant
accessibility to Ravda, and is ensured by regular bus route:
Ravda-Nessebar-Sunny Beach and Nessebar-Ravda-Bourgass.
of the greatest landmarks and sights, for which Ravda is
distinguished is the foreland cape
"Ravda". It traces out two bays: the first one has a
wide beach side covered with fine golden sand and it's also
famous and known as "the southern beach". The second bay
is nestling among two capes, those of "Ravda" and "Akortiria".
Here the bay is precipitous and steep, whereas further on
the sea steps back slowly and sand displaces rocks. Total
beach area reaches 57 000 m2.
During summer air temperatures varies between 28 - 30 degrees,
while sea water temperatures are 20 - 26 degrees. Yearly,
sunshine heats hours achieve 2100 - 2200 hours.
Round about the year of 1700, Ravda has appeared and was
distinguished on the map. Till 1924, the village was inhabited
by the Greeks. Bulgarians coming from Aegean Macedonia have
settled Ravda after the agreement signing between Bulgaria
and Greece, known in history as the so-called contract "Mollov-Kafandaris".
The Bulgarians' location and settlement have been prolonged
till year 1932.
Refugees from Thessaloniki have settled in Ravda. First,
they have undertaken with the enlargement of the existing
Greek school. Later on, supported by their own volunteer
labour work and money, they built a cultural-library house.
Spiritual heritage centre, loved by the local people was
the temple "Saint Paraskeva", that was errected in 1884
by two Greeks Vassilios and Theodorakis. Ravda's people
again provided all money needed for the new building. Church
shape, appearance and style were well preserved and conserved
till nowadays. In 1998, church trusteeship and municipal
mayoralty initiated restoration and reviving by volunteers'
Ravda - present days - common features
Village population counts 1760 residents. The old part
of Ravda has reserved only its location, whereas all Houses
are renovated and enlarged. Most of them are newly built
as to suit all modern requirements for quality and comfort.
On and on, the village is growing and developing in the
four wind directions: towards south-east through the new
streets "Kraibrezhna", "Briz" and "Morski zvutzi"; towards
south a new street appeared and it's called "Horizont";
towards north-east, there is a street named on the city
of Nessebar; towards north all new streets are named on
Bulgarian rivers and etc.
The administrative building is modern, two-storied and
located in the village center. There are the municipality
hall, police office, post office, bank and medical centre
provided with medical room and dental surgery.
The local school has more than 120 years history of existence
and it is named on the holy saint brothers Kiril and Metodii
- the Slavonic alphabet originators. In 2004 a huge stadium
was opened affording many sport possibilities. It is built
on the most suitable place - village northern side, close
to the main road Varna-Bourgass, using a sufficient transport
Almost two years running, during summer season Ravda's
population - both residents and tourists increases in numbers
more than 5 to 6 times. By incentive reason of that, the
local municipal authorities maintain village iinfrastructure
and communications in perfect state repair.
The village of Ravda is a rather attractive destination
for tourists all over the world. Nature here is fantastic
and romantic. The mainland curiously is cutting into the
sea, forming two picturesque bays, where sea waves tenderly
overflow foam on the sand. Now you can imagine, but later
you can face the true romance of nature beauty. Just for
a few minutes by car you can get to the greatest Bulgarian
Black Sea holiday resort Sunny beach - the place, where
there is sunshine for all and funs for everybody. Only half
of an hour walk is the way to visit the ancient Nessebar
- a world heritage city with more than three thousands history
of life, marked by many civilizations.
The total bed capacity is over 5 000. Housekeepers, hospitable
and kind do everything for family tourism development. Initiative
dealers, businessmen, owners, all they successfully focus
on different tourist demands - convenient accommodation,
tasty traditional cuisines, variety of facilities and entertainment,
full recreation and pleasant experiences.
Predominantly, you can stay in excellently equipped family
hotels, tourist cozy houses and private lodgings, classified
by "two" and "three" stars. Friendly owners guarantee you
all modern comforts and discreet service. Contemporary design
and up-to-date furnishing are typical and distinctive for
all places of accommodation. In Ravda, there are some newly
built hotels corresponding and fitting every modern requirement
in tourism field. Service here is of high standard and quality.
There's no lack of places for entertainment, public houses,
establishment caterings and shops either. Most of the restaurants
offer you to taste the delicious Bulgarian and Balkan cuisine
famous by its typical and traditional dishes. Many cafes,
cocktail-bars and refreshment clubs provoke your interest
through the means of highly varied menu and wonderful relaxation
The aqua-park - a newly built facility will attract more
and more tourist in Ravda during the forthcoming tourist
Along the beach side, there are many possibilities both
for sport amateurs and professionals. Meeting different
adventures, you can take lessons in surfing, yachting, water-skiing,
water parachutist etc. If you are a fun of cruises, there
are plenty of opportunities for satisfaction. Tourists who
decide to stay all day long on the beach can use lots of
sea side facilities and conveniences.
In Ravda the legal, licensed tourist agencies are those
who welcome and service tourist visitors. Among accommodation
and recreation, they offer a great variety of tours and
excursions. Tourists can achieve unforgettable experiences
in the exciting Bulgarian atmosphere, all the while introducing
folk style music and dances, old traditions and typical
Bulgarian crafts. Agencies' animation program is rich and
varied. That's why, you should not miss the famous "Bulgarian
typical village visit".
During 80-ies and 90-ies of past century, Ravda was known
and famous as a resort especially for children and students.
Nevertheless, the recent five years turned Ravda into a
tourist centre for all, by offering perfect accommodation,
lots of tourist facilities and entertainments. Now,`Ravda
is developing fast, because of its huge tourist resources.
Here you can see some additional photos from Ravda and its surroundings.