Bulgaria is situated on the western side of the Black Sea. Bulgaria is one of the most affordable, attractive and underrated countries in Europe. This Balkan country has sublime beaches, spectacular mountains, mystical forests, remarkably rich history, thriving nightlife and breathtaking scenery. So it seems to tick all the boxes and yet remains surprisingly off the beaten tourist track. Active tourists are well catered for in Bulgaria.

The mountainous interior is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. In winter you can even go skiing. For mountain bikers, special cycling routes have been created around small towns such as Apriltzi, Teteven, Tryavna, Gabrovo and Troyan. There are also good cycling and mountaineering routes in the Rila and Pirin mountains, with beautiful limestone formations and various waterfalls.

While cities such as the capital of Sofia are bang up to date, hip, urban centres, its numerous historic towns seem to have changed very little since the 19th century. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy countless adventurous activities including excellent skiing, windsurfing, hiking, and golf, to name but a few. If you are seeking historical and cultural intrigue, astounding natural wonders, modern cities and quaint traditional villages all conveniently crammed into one compact country, look no further than the remarkably diverse nation of Bulgaria.

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Electrical sockets (outlets) in Bulgaria are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type…

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CurrencyLev (BGN; symbol лв) = 100 stotinki. Notes are in denominations of лв100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of лв1 and 50,…

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Mains water is normally chlorinated and, whilst relatively safe, can cause mild abdominal upsets if in remote areas. Some travellers may prefer to drink…

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The climate in Bulgaria varies according to altitude. Summers are warmest with some rainfall, with the south feeling the influence of the Mediterranean….

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Bulgaria Air (www.air.bg) operates some domestic services, connecting Sofia with the Black Sea coast. The journeys from Sofia to Bourgas and Varna take…

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Medium weight clothing is appropriate for most of the year while warmer outdoor wear is necessary in winter.

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Bulgaria’s thriving capital city, Sofia, lies in the western part of the country at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain. The 2000-year-old metropolis is filled with…

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