Long sandy beaches, rugged mountains and fine year-round weather make holidays to Bulgaria a gorgeous short haul spot. Explore the stunning Black Sea beach resorts of Varna, Bourgas and Sozopol, where upbeat activities, alluring architecture, delicious restaurants and a buzzing nightlife await you. Take some time out during your Bulgaria holidays to admire the rich history and architecture of the country by visiting the gorgeous Aleksander Nevski Church and the 10th-centuty Rila Monastery, where miniature icon paintings and woodcarvings captivate you with their enthralling iconography.
Sunny Beach is probably the most popular stretch of sand you’ll visit on Bulgaria holidays, backed by massage parlours, market stalls and boasting bundles of activities, while the Golden Sands resort in Varna has a Blue Flag number worth visiting. Beyond the beaches, take a trip across the rugged countryside, a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and adventure sports lovers, the resort offers glacial lakes, forest-covered trails, mist-cloaked mountains and panoramic views. Be it birdwatching in Pirin National Park or catching the sunrise from Mt. Vihren, the countryside has much to offer nature enthusiasts.
In the evening, head to lively Sunny Beach, Sofia, Varna and Bankso for their nightlife – with cocktail bars, clubs, casinos and restaurants open until the early hours. Spring is the best time for Bulgaria holidays, when the coast experiences a cool sea breeze, followed by fall, when it’s pleasantly warm. One of the cheapest places to visit in Europe, holidays to Bulgaria are a great summer holiday option, with the best of beaches and bustling towns – all for affordable prices.
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