A country of many contrasts, Bulgaria as a holiday destination has many different masks to wear. Ideal for both skiing and beach holidays, it has numerous cities and resorts on hand to make some unforgettable holidays. With a long coast next to the Black Sea, beach resorts like Sunny Beach and Sozopol are great for relaxation, while the untamed mountains found in places like Bansko are also great, and a final destination perfect for a city break is the capital of Sofia.
An average flight time from England to Bulgaria is around three hours, depending on which airport you are flying to. When it comes to planning your Bulgarian holiday, it all depends on where you want to go. The European country has a long coastline on the Black Sea, lending itself to having numerous scenic beach resorts for people to holiday in. The most famous Bulgarian beach resort in modern times is that of Sunny Beach, which has been a staple for those seeking great nightlife and exotic beaches from their next beach holiday. Similar resorts are Primorsko and Sozopol, all of which are the perfect backdrop for a week-long escape.
Bulgaria is also famous for dramatic landscapes in terms of mountains and forests, with the most famous example of this found in Pirin National Park near Bansko. Here, you’ll find a jaw-dropping mountain range, great skiing tracks, and some great wildlife to spot when you’re out and about. Europe’s primeval past is also on show throughout the rest of the country through mist-cloaked panoramas and mazy hiking trails.
Found in south-eastern Europe, Bulgaria borders with Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. They use Bulgarian Lev as their currency and it roughly equates to 1 for every 45p. The capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia and it’s one of the perfect places to see the country’s history. Full of Stalinist architecture, visiting the capital is like stepping back in time to the country’s socialist period. The best example of this is the Largo, a communist ensemble of three classic buildings which harks back to 1957. The city is perfect for a city break of either three or four days, with reasonably cheap flights from most UK airports.
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