It wouldn’t take long to convince you if it already happened in your life before. Hardly would anyone forget easily the time of taking on holidays to Bulgaria. It might not be as fancy as going on vacation to St. Tropez or represent such a distinct destination as the pyramids of Egypt. But visiting the country located in the heart of the Balkans is something worth trying… And repeating.
The most affordable summer and/or winter vacation
Even if you deny admitting it, most of you spend hours and days to calculate the expenses during the summer break or the ski holidays. Well, you shouldn’t be precise about the budget frame here because you will fit it with ease. Thanks to Balkan Holidays 2018 deals you will find the opportunity to spend a whole week on the Black Sea on the price of a weekend trip from Sheffield to London and back. It might cost even less than that! Because of the cheap holidays Bulgaria, in fact, gained substantial prominence in the last two decades. And if you haven’t been on a trip there before, maybe it is not too late to book a room till the end of the year.
Choosing the exact type of accommodation depends on how you imagine your daily routine would look like. If your plans for activity are concentrated around one certain resort like Albena or Sunny Beach, then going on package holidays to Bulgaria might be the most suitable choice. On the other hand, there is much to be seen around in the country so it worth to think about a real trip around. This will certainly make you remember your holidays to Bulgaria for a lifetime!
What do you prefer – the sea or the mountain?
There is no need to exclude any of these options since there is a real chance to enjoy both in the country. Considering Balkan holidays, Bulgaria represents one of the best picks to share your vacation between the beach and the hiking on the hills. The Black Sea washes the footsteps of two ranges – yes, only two out of almost 40 on the territory of the state. The easternmost part of Stara Planina, or the Balkan Mountains, stretches to the shores near Sunny Beach and St. Vlas from the southern side so residing in one of these resorts will provide with an easy decision if you wish to spend some time hiking or tracking, or just walking around.
The other mountain range is called Strandzha and is located at the southeastern corner of the country near small towns like Tzarevo and Ahtopol. It is not high at all and can be perceived more as a hilly forest rather than a mountain but it’s still beautiful. Don’t hesitate to go there for a day or two even if you are on package holidays to Bulgaria. Every other mountain in the country that worth the visit is to be found on the western section of the map. You will not regret spending several days in Rila, Pirin, and Rhodopes in August or September. These ranges host some of the best ski resorts in Eastern Europe, but speaking of Balkan Holidays, Bulgaria welcomes visitors there 12 months of the year.
Do you love exploring history? Bulgaria will blow your mind
This is not an overstatement. The country is officially ranked third in Europe after Greece and Italy counting the number of historical objects and artifacts found on its territory. The legacy of the Thracian people and their kingdoms is spread all over the land. Among the most prominent sites stands out the Kazanlak tomb but there are numerous objects of the necropolis type in the valley of the Thracian rulers near the ancient city of Seuthopolis located south of the Balkan mountain.
Combining the beach vacation with the visit of such historical places is also a great option. For this agenda, you can check at Balkan Holidays Bulgaria section for the most suitable deals . Nessebar is the name to stand out undoubtedly as the only UNESCO World Heritage site on the Black Sea in Bulgaria. The Old Town of Sozopol is a charming quarter too. On the north, probably the palace in Balchik is the most prominent object but not linked with the Antiquity – it has been built by the order of the Romanian queen less than a century ago.
But you should move away from the sea to visit some of the most interesting areas of ancient remains. The increasingly popular Perperikon, sometimes compared to the famous Knossos located on the island of Crete, stands high on the hill near the town of Kardzhali. The capital of Medieval Second Kingdom of Bulgaria was set in Veliko Tarnovo and the reconstructed Tzarecetz royal palace and fortress is among the favorite sites to visit in the country by local and foreign tourists. The Rila Monastery found in 10th century stands as another kind of historical place worth to be seen and it’s still active.
Include city tours in your schedule
Because of the cheap holidays, Bulgaria makes it obtainable for everyone to visit more than one place during the vacation. Having trips around some of the biggest cities in the country can be combined easily with a longer stay on the beach or in a mountain resort. Sofia is a busy and noisy at times but exploring the capital during the day and during the night is something you need to go through if you plan to get in and around the most populous city in the state. Going for package holidays to Bulgaria to enjoy the Black Sea grants the opportunity to spend a day in Varna or Bourgas, depending if you book a room in the northern part of the country’s coastline or the northern. At least two more cities located away from the beach worth the visit – Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo which has been mentioned already.
One thing is for sure – going for holidays to Bulgaria only for a week is not enough to see it all. But let’s start with this and you will find your reason to return.