Bulgaria

Bulgaria

  • About Bulgaria

    Bulgaria lies between Romania and Turkey on the Black Sea offering some of the cheapest package holidays in Europe. You should also find the cost of your holiday once you arrive is significantly cheaper than other Mediterranean destinations.

    Some of the best destinations are the Bulgarian Black Sea beaches - Nessebur, Golden Sands, Sunny Beach and Albena, as well as others. The capital city, Sofia, is also an attractive tourist centre.

    Bulgaria is also known for its varied stunning landscapes, including mountains, valleys, fine beaches and its superb climate. Bulgaria is a country now firmly established as a major player on the European tourism scene

  • Recommended Resorts

    Sveti Vlas

    Also known as St Vlas this lovely coastal village with fine beaches is 5km North of Sunny Beach. A great resort combining beautiful seaside and views of the Balkan Mountains.

    Albena

    Blue Flag resort with massive beach in a pristine gulf on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Famous for its flower gardens and temperate climate.

    Golden Sands

    The Golden Sands largest resort to the North famous for some of the purest sand on the Black Sea coast. In Turkish times it was known as the long sands.

    Kavarna

    Small port town with varied coast including cliffs, caves and other interesting rock formations.

    Nessebar

    Just 20km north of Bourgas, includes a pretty old town and two nice beaches nearby. The Sunny Beach resort is also 2 km away.

    Pomorie

    Beautiful nature surrounds the town of Pomorie which is sited on a narrow rocky peninsula jutting out into the Black Sea.

    Rousalka

    Resort in the pleasant Tauk Liman Oak Forest. Rousalka offers a mixture of stunning nature and marvellous local architecture.

  • Cultural Attractions

    Thracian Tomb - Sveshtari

    This intricately carved tomb was discovered in 1982 under a large hill and dates back to 3BC. Consists of three chambers and is covered by a large mound.

    Thracian Tomb - Kazanlak

    One of the most famous monuments of Thracian culture, included in the World Register of Historical Sites. This tomb, famous for its frescos, was discovered in 1944.

    Madara National Historical and Archaeological Reserve

    Includes the Madara Horseman, a famous stone carving dating from the 8th Century which is a powerful symbol of Bulgaria.

    Boyana Church -Sofia

    One of the most important historical sites in Bulgaria with special artistic significance. The stunning murals were produced in 1259.

    Ivanovo Rock Monasteries

    Several medieval churches, chapels and assorted monuments carved on both sides of the river Lom. The walls are finished with biblical images.

    The Rila Monastery

    Superb architectural site on a grand scale covered with impressive painting and carvings. This monastery is a major holy place for Bulgaria and has political significance as a centre for Bulgarian patriotism.

    Sreburna Nature Reserve

    Sreburna Nature Reserve is UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in Northern Bulgaria at the tip of the river Danube. Consists of a lake and natural habitat supporting a wide variety of rare animals, plants and water birds.

    Old Nessebar

    Historic town sited on a peninsula in the Black Sea. You will find ancient castle walls, churches and many other superb historical buildings. A major tourist destination.

    Pirin National Park

    Hundreds of miles of beauty with high peaks and 176 lakes, many of them created by glaciers, combining to create a special landscape.

  • Weather

    The Bulgarian climate is temperate and mild and can be described as transitional continental featuring cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers.

  • Geography

    Situated in South Eastern Europe, Bulgaria occupies a Northern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Romania is to the North with much of the border consisting of the Danube River. The Black Sea is to the East, with Turkey and Greece to the South. Macedonia is to the South West and Serbia to the West.

  • History

    Bulgaria has existed for more than 13 centuries as a state. It was dominated by the Ottoman Empire in the 14th Century. Since gaining independence from Russia Bulgaria has joined NATO and is expected to join the European Union.

  • Key Facts

    • Full Name - Republic of Bulgaria
    • Capital City - Sofia
    • Population - 7,358,000
    • Time Zone - GMT +2
    • Languages - Bulgarian
    • Main Religion - Bulgarian Orthodox
    • Currency - Bulgarian Lev
    • Government - Parliamentary Republic