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Bulgaria Travel

Since the end of communist rule the country has opened up to outsiders, and more people are now discovering the country's many charms. The main lures are the extensive sandy beaches and beautiful sea resorts on the Black Sea coast, but there's even more to enjoy about the country. Mountainous scenery, deep forests, ancient monasteries and ski resorts all await the traveller and in the evening the local food at the many great Bulgaria restaurants that are easily found.

Situated in south eastern Europe, Bulgaria is bordered by 5 countries including Serbia, Greece and Turkey. It has a population of around 8 million.

Bulgaria Travel

Sofia is its capital and largest city and has a vibrant restaurant and café scene. Most places serve tradition Bulgarian or European cuisine. A visit to a traditional tavern is a must. Like many big cities there are a plethora of places to watch live theatre and music, or to go dancing.
People with ailments or those just wanting to relax in healing waters, head for the country's many spa resorts. The natural mineral springs are used by those wanting relief from rheumatism, ulcers and hypertension amongst other disorders. The best known spa resorts are: Sandanski, Velingrad, Hissaria, and Kyustendil.

Not far from Sofia are the Rila Mountains, offering good walking and skiing opportunities. There are glorious lakes and more than 2,000 varieties of plants. It's also the setting of the country's most famous monastery, The Rila Monastery. On the subject of monasteries there are many dotted around the country that you can visit. Serious stone facades and intriguing architectural designs, you'll see frescoes, murals and many intricate wood carvings of religious figures.

Bulgaria travel

Skiers have their pick of 4 top ski resorts. The snow stays for around 180 days and there are slopes to cater for all abilities. The four resorts are Pamporovo, Bansko, Borovets and Vitosha. If, however you want to be caressed by the sun's rays and swim in warms seas, then head for one of the many Black Sea resorts.

Bulgaria is easy to get to and travel within. Most of the world's major airlines offer direct or indirect flights to the country and there's an extensive rail and road network. Trams and trolley buses are common in big cities

The country has a temperate climate and the Mediterranean influence is felt in the southern regions.

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