Sveti Konstantin 1923 Monastery image, part of whichnow Estreya Palace Hotel St. St. Constantaine and Helena Monastery Souvenirs Beach in Sveti Konstantin Resort

The oldest Bulgarian health resort, Sts. Constantine and Elena is located in the northern part of the Black Sea coast, some 8km from the city of Varna. The resort is built around a historic core, and the combination of forest-fresh air, mild climate, mineral springs and sea is unique. The resort was founded in 1908 in the vicinity of the Sts. Constantine and Elena monastery. The remarkable nature of the seashore with its mild, pleasant climate and tranquillity, the nature park with its centuries-old trees, the small bays with their soft, fine sands, and the hot mineral springs all exert a magnetic power of attraction upon tourists from around the world. Their combination offers you the chance of a good rest or recovery.

One of the historical sites within the complex is the Sts. Constantine and Elena monastery, belonging to the Varna Orthodox Bishopric. Legend has it that the monastery was constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries. A band of monks fleeing Turkish attackers found shelter in the woods above what is now the site of the monastery. Finding an icon of Sts. Constantine and Elena, they decided to build a small cloister near to the curative springs. During the Russo–Turkish War of 1828-1829, the monastery was destroyed. Its restoration was made possible only through the efforts of the brothers Teodosiy and Agatiy Kantardjiev from the city of Turnovo.

Located within the grounds of the resort are, among other things, numerous mineral springs, rehabilitation complexes and open-air swimming pools fed by hot mineral springs. The mineral springs are renowned for their medicinal properties. Guests can also take part in sporting activities. There are tennis courts, football pitches, beach volleyball, swimming pools, pedalos, and much more. For guests at the resort there are also organised yachting and fishing trips, museum visits, and excursions to the historical sites of the country as well as to neighbouring countries.