Tzarichino is a village in North-Eastern Bulgaria, part of Balchik municipality, Dobrich region. It is located 3 km to the north to town of Balchik, 50 km to the north-east to the town of Varna (20-minute drive via a direct road), 37 km to the south-west from the town of Dobrich and 5 km away from the sea-coast.
The relief is flat. The climate is temperate-continental, influenced by the proximity to the Black Sea - the winter is mild and windy with scanty snowfalls, and the summer is cool. The population numbers to approximately 200 people, as the tendency is to increase in future. Altitude - 200 m. The former name of the village used to be Idiriz Koyusu.
Tzarichino is one of the most recently established villages in Dobrudja. The area has been populated since 1916 when farm workers settled here with their families to work at the three ranches of wealthy people in the area.
In the autumn of 1941 the Bulgarian Tzar Boris the Third visited the Palace in Balchik and expressed his desire to visit the nearest village inhabited by settlers from Northern Dobrudja. His guides took him to Idiriz Koyusu. This royal visit was the reason why in 1942 the local people demanded to change the name of the village to "tzarichino" meaning "a place visited by the Tzar".
Tzarichino is a peaceful and quiet village located in an immediate proximity to the golf Riviera of Bulgaria and the endless beaches on the Northern Black Sea coast, where one could find beautiful nature, romantic sunsets and enjoy the endless sea horizon.
In the village there is a mayoralty, grocery shops, a bistro, a guest house which offers all kinds of conveniences. A chapel is about to be constructed, too. The nearest doctor's office and the nearest school are the ones in Balchik.
The settlement is supplied with water and electricity on a regular basis. A second power sub-station has been constructed to meet the increased use of electricity due to the great number of brand new houses constructed. Lying some 200 m away from Albena - Balchik - Kavarna main road the village has excellent transportation links to the towns of Balchik and Dobrich and the city of Varna, as well as to the nearby villages and resorts. All modern communications are available: coverage of all mobile operators, a digital telephone exchange, satellite TV and internet.
Unlike other settlements near the sea-coast in Tzarichino there are no small private hotels and no holiday settlements are planned to be constructed. It is rather a quiet and peaceful place where many Bulgarians and foreigners have chosen to build their dream homes. People from England, Denmark, Belguim and Vietnam have purchased properties in the village.
Due to its proximity to the sea and the town of Balchik, as well as to the beautiful nature which surrounds it in Tzarichino there are excellent opportunities for the development of eco, rural and cultural tourism.
Traditionally the main occupation of the locals is the farming - the lands surrounding the village are fertile and the climate is suitable for the development of vine-growing, fruit-growing and vegetable-making. Bee-keeping is being developed in the area, as well.
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