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Bulgaria provides you access to the western side of the Black Sea. You’ll find incredible beaches waiting for you there, beautiful churches to explore, and fantastic trekking opportunities. Winter sports are easily accessible thanks to its location in the Balkans as well, which means a visit to this nation can be tempting all year long.
Each region offers a different opportunity to enjoy Bulgaria.
Popular resort areas, such as Golden Sands or Sunny Beach, bring out the full potential of the coastal areas along the Black Sea. Ancient communities like Sozopol and Nesebar introduce you to the authentic culture that this country offers. You can also explore communities like Rousse or Lovech, near the Danube River, and the picturesque vistas that can be found there.
If you’ve never visited Bulgaria before, plan to spend some time in the area around the Maritsa River. This region contains many sites from Thrace, with several of them listed as world heritage sites. One of the world’s oldest cities, Plovdiv, has had evidence of habitation that dates back over 8,000 years. You can explore to your heart’s content.
You’ll find numerous outdoor opportunities to explore thanks to Rila National Park, Nature Park Bulgarka, and Central Balkan National Park. Whether you prefer the mountains, the beach, or a little of both, there is something for you to be found here.
From skiing to snorkeling, diving to beautiful drives lined with ancient castles, Bulgaria is one of Europe’s exotic treasures. Beautiful landscapes, quiet lakes, and the whispers of history await your arrival.
Travel and vacation in Bulgaria
Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Bulgaria. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Bulgaria. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.
Map and distances
Country map and calculation of distances
Good to know
Weather and forecast
See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.
Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017
|6||Stara Zagora||138.272||Stara Zagora|
|16||Veliko Tarnovo||68.783||Veliko Tarnovo|
Official National Holidays
Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.
|1 January||New Year's Day||Fixed|
|3 March||Liberation Day||Fixed|
|1 May||Workers' Day||Fixed|
|6 May||Saint George's Day||Fixed|
|24 May||Slavonic Literature Day||Fixed|
|6 September||Unification Day||Fixed|
|22 September||Independence Day||Fixed|
|1 November||National Awakening||Fixed|
|24 December||Christmas Eve||Fixed|
|Orthodox Good Friday||Orthodox Good Friday||Variable|
|Orthodox Easter||Orthodox Easter||Variable|
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