Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing a Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital city, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C. With its unspoiled nature and beautiful Black Sea coastline, this country is a great place to visit!
Bulgaria's biodiversity one of the richest in Europe, is conserved in three national parks, 11 nature parks, 10 biosphere reserves and 565 protected areas. This lends itself to nature walking and cycling tours. Walking trails, canyons, magnificent waterfalls and lakes make a peaceful environment for nature lovers. Rila national park, Vitosha mountain and the Sea Gardens are just a few of the many places to visit for an appreciation of nature.
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria, situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the centre of the Balkan peninsula, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea. Most pipular site to visit is the imposing St Alexander Nevski cathedral, the Borislova Gradina gardens, and the Kambanite park at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. Museums, art galleries, interesting architecture, modern shops and restaurants make Sofia a great place to spend a few days to discover the rich and complicated past of Bulgaria. Spend some time in Plovdiv to discover its old town. An interesting place to visit is Nessebar, a historic UNESCO town sitting on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the remains of an ancient city dating back 3000 years.
Sunny beach, Golden sands, Albena and many others attract more tourists each year. A treasure chest of gorgeous beaches are to be found on the Black Sea coastline. Some are considered hidden gems just waiting to be discovered while others are thriving modern resorts packed with holidaymakers from all over the world.
Yes, you’ll see and do many wonderful things, but at a relaxed, easy pace that invites conversation and reflection.
There’s not a village you’ll explore, or table at which you’ll dine, that you won’t remember with a smile.
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