Interesting facts

Top 10 interesting historical facts

  1. The city of Varna was founded as a trading colony in 570 BC under the name Odessos ("city by the water") by Greek sailor-colonists from the Asia Minor city of Miletus on the site of an ancient Thracian settlement. The Slavs gave the city its present name.

  2. In the period between the 12th and 14th century, Varna became a thriving commercial port city, which was often visited by merchant ships from Genoa and later from Venice and Ragusa.