Bulgaria is a small east European country with over 13 centuries of history and forms a crossroads between east and west. Bulgaria is located in south eastern Europe on the north eastern Balkan peninsula and has borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, and Turkey. Bulgaria joined the European union in 2007 only 17 years after the country left the communist rule. Bulgaria is a land of great contrasts, coastal resorts on the Black Sea such as Varna the third largest city in Bulgaria, Albena, Ozbor,Sunny Beach the largest resort, Pomorie, Burgas the fourth largest city and many smaller resorts such as Ravda, Kitten, Primosko. On this coast Bulgaria enjoys a continental climate and in the summer months high temperatures with many hours of sunshine. There are many unesco heritage sites in Bulgaria such as Nessebar another of the coastal resorts and a great place to stay or visit being only a few kilometres from Sunny Beach. Further inland you will find cities such as Plovdiv the second largest city in Bulgaria and full of history. Further still and you will find Sofia the capitol city of Bulgaria. Then the mountains loom high above and there are several great winter ski resorts Bansko, Borovets, Chepelare, Pamporovo and Vitosha. So Bulgaria is a fantastic scenic country steeped in history and a great holiday destination due to the diversity of it’s regions, whether you want to sit on a beach, enjoy riotous nights out, visit historical sites, go skiing, hunting or fishing in Bulgaria‘s many rivers lakes or indeed Black Sea it is all there and by western standards extremely affordable. In conclusion Bulgaria is a must visit country or to include as a part of your tour of it’s bordering countries, don’t take my word though come and see for yourself.
Top Ten Bulgarian Cities
Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Sliven, Dobrich,Shumen
All of these cities are great places to visit and each for their own unique character and charm.
Places in Bulgaria To Visit
Varna — Museum of History and the Maritime Museum, Nesebar — Architectural Reserve, Archaeological Museum. Varna — Museum of History and the Maritime Museum. Sofia — Earth and Man National Museum. Yambol — the Ancient town of Kabile, Shumen — Shumen Fortress Reserve of Architecture and History Stara Zagora – the Neolithic Houses, Trigrad Gorge, the Devil’s Throat Cave Golyam Perelik Peak, The Wonderful Bridges. Smolyan — Smolyan Planetarium, Museum of History. Osenvlag village — Seven Altars Monastery. Pleven — St George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum Rocks and Fortress of Belogradchik Sozopol — Archaeological Museum Nesebar — Architectural Reserve, Archaeological Museum. Balchik — Architectural Park “Dvoretsa”
Bulgaria has countless more places of interest the above is just a sample to wet your appetite. Bulgaria a must visit country so much to do and so much to see.
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