Bulgaria

Plodiv's historic part photo
Historic part of Plodiv, Bulgaria

Jewel of Europe

Bulgaria is one of East European ex-communist countries. It is quite large, measuring 111.000 square kilometers in size, which is about the same size as Cuba and just a bit smaller then Greece. Bulgaria is home to around 7.5 million inhabitants which makes it one of the middle sized European countries.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bulgaria started to open politically and economically towards the west. This also and finally gives it an opportunity to show its natural and architectural beauties and culture to tourists. Bulgaria has much to offer, including the famous Bulgarian cuisine, a mixture of many different talents and tastes. There’s also a tremendously beautiful nature but the northern part of the country is still mostly unexplored.

Awe-inspiring architecture

Bulgarian cities are filled with beautiful architecture and museums, especially country’s capital Sofia, second largest city Plovdiv with amazing ancient Roman architecture, and third largest Varna the summer city resort on the Black Sea coast.

National Theater Ivan Vazov
Ivan Vazov National Theatre in Sofia

Something you’ll never forget

Black Sea is of extreme importance to Bulgaria. Even in ancient times the port was of great importance to the Greeks and so it remains to this day, most in passenger transport with Russia and Turkey. Today the coast is important because of the many foreign visitors of which the most visited are the two summer resorts. One of these resorts is called Golden Sands and Sunny Beach near Burgas.

Black Sea beach image
Beautiful Black Sea Coast

These summer resorts are huge, with entertainment parks, numerous opportunities for visiting attractions in the nearby area and great summer water sports. In the winter Bulgaria offers some great skiing opportunities at its three biggest resorts: Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. These resorts top of the line and are constantly evolving. There is no shortage of skiing routes and ski tracks. Night skiing is also popular but what most stands out is the beautiful scenery.

Photo of one of the Rila Lakes
One of the Rila Lakes in Bulgaria

Life and love all year ’round

In all summer months but mostly in late summer and early autumn time there’s a large number of events, festivals, some on the national and some on the international level. Bulgaria is also a land of undiscovered culture that goes back long before B.C. There are ancient tombs, caves, frescos, ruins, fortresses, orthodox churches. Still very visible is the influence of Past Rules, like palaces build in places influenced by Romania, and mosques influenced by Turks.

Bulgaria's Baba Vida fortress
Bava Vida fortress in Vidin, Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a very interesting country with a magnificent and diverse landscape. It has sea and mountain scenery and quite some locations on UNESCO world heritage list. Bulgaria is constantly developing and connection to the countries around it. This makes it a very lively place to stay where you will never be bored because of the many activities and opportunities that arise at every corner.