One of the more recent trends with tourists due to its cheaper pricing outside of the Eurozone, Bulgaria is a true gem of the Balkans. With beaches that boast miles of golden sand and the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Nessebar, otherwise known as the “Pearl of the Black Sea”, it’s no surprise that Bulgaria has found its place as a popular tourist destination.
At a Glance:
- Enjoy the pleasant climates of Sunny Beach and Varna, both popular choices for family holidays as these particular resorts offer the most amazing activities for adults and children alike.
- Have a walk around Bulgaria’s epic mountains. Take the Rila Range hike, known in the Thracian times as the “well-watered mountains” because of the numerous lakes around the valleys.
- Visit Plovdiv, where you can find lovely Roman and Ottomans’ architecture. The Old Town, defined by the Bulgarian renaissance-style houses either side of treacherous cobbled streets, is dotted with fine restaurants and art galleries with views of the Rhodope Mountains to the south.
- Explore the streets of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. One of the most beautiful attractions is St Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral which is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.