Bulgaria is a state of Southeast Europe
The variety of climatic conditions and geographic zones has made Bulgaria one of the best places to relax. In a relatively small area of the state, more than 50 resorts can be found, while the tourism business in the country continues to grow rapidly.
Summer holidays in Bulgaria
The length of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is about 415 km, of which 130 are beaches beckoning with warm sand. Lovers of rest in the style of “all inclusive” should consider the following resorts: Albena, Golden Sands, Sunny Day, Sunny Beach, St. Konstantin and Elena, Elenite, Nessebar, Riviera, Sozopol, Duni (for lovers of windsurfing and other outdoor activities), Overview , Mermaid.
For those who prefer an economical and relaxing family holiday, a great time is spent in Kranevo, Pomorie, Chaika and Byala. And for connoisseurs of “wild” and contrasting vacation, Bulgaria has prepared two small resort towns – Balchik and Primorsko, where the mountains descend directly to the sea. It is necessary to take into account that the equipped beaches here will have to search, and housing is mainly represented by three-star hotels, but for little money.
Winter holidays in Bulgaria
The presence in the country of two mountain ranges at once – Pirin and Rilla-Rhodope – causes a wide choice of ski resorts for every taste. The average duration of the season is about 120 days, from December to April. Snow in the mountains of Bulgaria is quite enough – the average cover thickness is 1-2 m. And mild and relatively warm winters (the average winter temperature in mountainous areas does not exceed 9 degrees of frost) provide a comfortable rest and the possibility of a long stay in the fresh air.
The main ski resorts near Sofia – Vitosha and Borovets – allow you to fully enjoy all the pleasures of relaxing in the mountains: modern lifts, steep and not very descents, breathtaking landscapes. Travelers visiting Plovdiv can go sledging or skiing in Pamporovo, Banya or Chepelare. Also among the experienced tourists are resorts such as Semkovo and Razlog.
Bulgaria is famous for its hot (thermal) mineral springs, appreciated by the most ancient inhabitants of Europe. In combination with clean air – mountain or sea, the water spurting out of the ground can not only provide a health and preventive effect, but is also an excellent addition to the treatment of many diseases.
The maximum healing effect of the sources of Bulgaria have on the musculoskeletal system. You can improve your health in any sanatorium of the country, but Chiflik, Hisar, Troyan, Devin, Kyustendil, Pavel Banya, Varshets are recognized as the best.
The International Festival of Surva (Survaki), held annually in the city of Pernik, near Sofia, on the last Saturday and Sunday of January, is popular with tourists. Surva is a variety of fairs, theatrical performances, folk games and festivities, ending with a crowded costume parade. In recent years, this event is rapidly gaining popularity not only among European tourists: more than 6,000 guests from all over the world come to take part in traditional ceremonies.
In the small town of Yambol, in the end of February and the beginning of March, the annual colorful festival with a masquerade procession – Cookerland takes place. It is believed that the reincarnation of the evil spirit frighten evil spirits. Like it or not – is unknown, but an unforgettable experience for tourists is guaranteed.
The arrival of spring in Bulgaria is noisy and fun. Interesting folk traditions are devoted to this event: on March 1, as a sign of good wishes and protection from misfortunes, everyone tied each other with symbolic red and white ribbons – martenitsa.
May is rich in all kinds of cultural events. From 8 to 13 in Plovdiv, the largest fair in the country is annually organized, which attracts craftsmen from all over the country. On May 18, Bulgaria celebrates the International Museum Day, in honor of which the doors of the exhibition halls are open for visitors for 24 hours. Also within the framework of the event numerous theatrical performances and open-air concerts are organized. The last week of May is famous for the start of the Rose Festival (each year the dates of its holding change a little), which is organized in Kazanlak in even years, and in Karlovo on odd years.