What can you say about Bulgaria? Value for money beach holidays, fabulous ski resorts, historic cities and some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll ever see. And that’s just for starters.
Bulgaria is definitely Europe’s best-kept secret, but not for long. That’s because more and more people are waking up to the beauty of this untouched country. And what do we mean by beauty? Well, come on holiday here and you’ll find mountain range after mountain range covered in lush green forests, meandering river valleys full of bears and wolves and plains packed with fragrant roses and wild flowers. Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is, and we haven’t even got round to telling you about the beaches yet. With its Black Sea coast, Bulgaria rivals anywhere in Europe when it comes to the sandy stuff.
So no matter what type of holiday you’re after; beach getaway with the kids, city break with a difference, or some hiking through ancient mountain passes, Bulgaria delivers all that and more. And compared to other European holiday destinations you get a lot more for your money too. Now what can be better than that? You can choose from a range of family-friendly resorts like the appropriately named Golden Sands and Sunny Beach, or go a bit more upmarket with the quieter St Vlas and St Constantine and Elena. All boast accommodation for a range of pocket sizes with an array of restaurants, nightlife and watersports for you to get stuck into.
Further field Bulgaria boasts age-old mountain villages where life carries on as it has for centuries. Stop off here as you explore the country’s many monasteries, Byzantine churches or the Valley of the Thracian Kings, with its royal burial mounds. Of course if you’re here during the winter months Bulgaria’s ski slopes await you. Resorts like Borovets and Bansko are modern, well equipped and much cheaper than their Alpine counterparts. And then there are its cities, which offer up a laid-back take on the traditional weekend break. Will it be the capital Sofia with its outdoor cafe culture, museums and beautiful boulevards, or the pretty seaside city of Varna with its beach bars and youthful exuberance? Whatever holiday you choose to take in Bulgaria you’ll be surprised by the friendliness of the people, the beauty of the place and those prices. Discover the secret now before everyone else does.
Weather conditions in Bulgaria vary from typically Mediterranean along the Black Sea coast to continental further inland. What this means is that you can expect summers to be hot with average temperatures in the capital Sofia, for example, reaching into the high 20s and low 30s. Bring a sweater though as the nights can drop by quite a few degrees, giving a welcome relief from the daytime heat. Winters can be chilly and see many parts of the country covered in a blanket of snow. Perfect for those world-class ski resorts that you’ve been looking at.