Bulgaria

Soul-stirring mountains rival golden beaches, while cities hum with nightlife and art. Within Bulgaria’s beguiling blend of nature and history, unforgettable adventures are guaranteed.

THRACIAN TOMB OF SVESHTARI

This 3rd century BC Thracian tomb discovered in 1982 and listed in UNESCO was unfortunately closed (whoever set Tuesday as closing day?). It was found in 1982 during excavations at East Mound Necropolis of Sboryanovo. It was constructed in the first quarter of the 3rd century B.C. and...

ROCK CHURCHES OF IVANOVO

Overnight under the stars inside Rusenski Lom Nature Park below UNESCO listed monolithic Church of Ivanovo hewn out of solid rock. It’s located on the high rocky banks of the Rusenski Lom, 32 m above the river. A stair system in the rocks provides access to the various churches and...

RUSE

After long waiting on the bridge over Danube river between Romania and Bulgaria, we finally went through the messy border and have arrived second time to Bulgaria to visit ancient city, which is sometimes called “Little Vienna”. It was one of the main cities of the Ottoman...

BALCHIK

Short stop in Balchik – a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea. We have visited the botanical garden with palace – former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina...

ZLATNI PYASÄTSI

One day relax on the beach at major seaside resort town on the northern Black Sea Coast, adjacent to a national park of the same name in the municipality of Varna. Located 17 km north of downtown Varna, it is virtually connected to the city by a continuous swath of resorts and villa...

VARNA

Overnight in quiet coastal city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea. In the morning, before going to Golden Sands beach, we have scrolled around the Old Town and a bar-lined waterfront promenade in 19th century Primorski Park. The town was established in the 6th century B.C...

SOZOPOL

Another two lazy days on the beach near the ancient city located in a scenic bay on Black Sea Coast. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country. The town was founded in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists. The town established itself as a trade and naval centre in the...

SUNNY BEACH

Last few days our itinerary was so busy, that we needed some break, so we decided to take rest for two days in a famous summer resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. It’s known for its water sports, sand dunes and nightlife. Its waterfront is lined by a long sandy beach, which was really...

NESEBÄR

We spent few hours in a lovely town in Burgas Province, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The cobbled streets of the old town are lined with ruins such as Byzantine-era fortifications and baths. The ruins of the 5th century Church of St. Sofia include stone columns and large arched windows...

VELIKO TARNOVO

Very late afternoon we missed the highway exit, so we walked 45 minutes back to visit the one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns; it has as its centrepiece the magnificent restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Historic Târnovo is tucked into the dramatic bends of...