Part of the Balkan Peninsula situated southeast of Europe, Bulgaria is one of the oldest states in Europe with a teeming background of ancient history. For five centuries, Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire before liberation. Evident in the fortresses and ruins that sits amidst its bustling modern cities, Bulgaria possesses eminence from its predecessor empires â€“ ancient Rome, Greece, and Turkey â€“ with awe-inspiring frescos on walls and bathhouses, churches, and amphitheatres.
Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites the likes of the Rila Monastery and Thracian tombs of Kazanlak and Sveshtari, embark on a cultural immersive journey that peeks into Bulgariaâ€™s history while experiencing the fascinating sights and slivers of architecture that exists centuries before Bulgaria was formed.
With its diverse landscapes and 17 UNESCO biosphere reserves, revel in the majesty of Bulgariaâ€™s beautiful nature and landscapes that ranges vastly from the magnificent snow-covered mountains to glacial lakes, lowlands and rivers leading to the coast. Active travellers would be enthused with the variety of mapped trails for walks and hikes.
Acclaimed for its riveting golden beaches, no trip to Bulgaria is complete without a visit to its remarkably pristine beaches that lines the Black Sea coast. Boasting a lazy beach getaway rivalled with ones in the Mediterranean, in Bulgaria, travellers are able to take in the stunning sights of the historic UNESCO preserved Ancient City of Nessebar, a 3,000 year old Thracian turned Greek colony cultural site.
Bulgaria is best visited during spring (April-May) and autumn (September- October) for country walks and city sight-seeing, in the summer (June-August) for a cool off beach holiday at the black sea coast or in the winter (January-March) for winter walking holidays.