While some tourists know nothing about Bulgaria or even how to spell it, this country quickly turns into the family-friendly paradise of Eastern Europe. Experienced tourists travel to Bulgaria twice a year, in winter to ski among Pirin, Rhodope, Balkan, and Rila mountains, and in summer to swim in the Black Sea. Nevertheless, Bulgaria offers a wide range of entertainment for any taste.
Bulgaria has an ancient rich heritage and places to explore. You may walk along the sandy beaches or rocky mountains, while the climate suits perfectly both adults and children. Unlike Egypt or Greece, you quickly get used to the moderate temperatures and fresh air.
No matter whether you plan to visit ancient ruins, churches, museums, or enjoy the solitude at the resort, you may find it in this country. Bulgaria provides you with high-class services while still being less crowded than more popular touristic attractions. Here are the top-5 places you have to visit there.
Burgas is a well-known seaside resort. Every year, Bulgarians are coming to the small town surrounded by the sea and lakes. This place is known for its navy and trade industries. Yet, the beaches are still quiet and clean. You may find decent food for incredibly cheap prices. The hotels around the town also offer great deals.
Veliko Tarnovo is a city located in the center of the country. It is famous for its Tsarevets Fortress, a medieval stronghold. Once this place was the residence of Tsars. The oldest remains found near the fortress belong to ancient people in the 2nd millennium BC. The construction of the fortress we can see nowadays began in the 12 century. It was hardly damaged several times. But due to restoration works, it is saved till these days. The old city is filled with traditional homes and cobblestone streets.
The third-largest city in Bulgaria, Varna is one of the main attractions for seaside lovers. Apart from the clean sandy beaches, you will find there huge Archaeological Museum with the oldest gold in the world. There are Roman Baths that still look impressive. Varna has three major beaches with a wide range of entertainment, including bars, restaurants, water sports, and lounges. You may find the top spa treatments in Varna.
Plovdiv is a city in Bulgaria that was occupied for a long time. Numerous cultures are mixed inside this place, making Plovdiv one of its kind. You may visit Roman Amphitheater, Eumolpias Ruins, and ancient churches there. There is a wide range of wineries that kindly offer to try their products. The city is surrounded by Rhodope and Balkan Mountains, making it a popular place for hikers and skiers.
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. It is packed with ancient ruins and modern restaurants. Artists from around the world find their inspiration in this city. There are numerous parks inside the city you can attend after countless galleries and museums. Pay attention to go to the mountain Vitosh, surrounded by lakes, in the heart of the country.
While we recommend only 5 tourist destinations, it is hard to leave behind other great cities that Bulgaria is proud of. Explore this country in 2021 and enjoy its fresh air, peaceful sceneries, and clean waters of the Black Sea.