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.

ETAR

Rush short stop at etnographical open-air museum, which presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. It spans over an area of 7 ha and contains a total of 50 objects, including water installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops attached.

SHIPKA PASS

Great scenic mountain pass through the Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles. Monuments are spread all around the place. And we did not forget to visit also the Soviet UFO and The Memorial Church of the Birth of Christ in Shipka town.

PLOVDIV

In the afternoon we visited an ancient city situated in a fertile region of south-central Bulgaria on the two banks of the Maritsa River. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills, some of which are 250 metres high. Because of these hills, Plovdiv is often referred as...

PIRIN NATIONAL PARK

After good sleep we made short hike around Hizha Banderitsa with excellent alpine landscape and Baikushev’s pine – 1380-year-old tree. This national park is also home to bears and wolves and well known for the high-altitude Vihren Peak, with forested ridges and striking...

BANSKO

Short visit of the town situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m. It’s a famous ski resort and gateway to Pirin National Park, where we slept later. Bansko isn’t a faceless resort, though. The cobblestoned old town is speckled with 19th-century National Revival...

MELNIK

After long drive we made short stop to see the rock formations, known as hoodoos, situated at the foothills of the Pirin mountain range. Reaching a height of up to 100 m these sandstone pyramids are shaped in forms, resembling giant mushrooms, ancient towers and obelisks.

RILA MONASTERY

We arrived late to the monastery, so we just made short visit to the premises, I stepped on the stairs leading to the first floor and immediately I was kicked out by super unfriendly monk (they really do not like visitors, unless you pay for the accommodation there). Early morning we made...

RILA MOUNTAINS

We took a road from the village to Pionerska Hut (1585 m), from there we took a chair lift up to 2150 m. Our five hours hike has started here. We enjoyed spectacular views and beautiful landscape in altitude of 2305 m. The Seven Lakes are located in Northwestern Rila and are probably the...

SOFIA

Busy two nights at capital of Bulgaria located below Vitosha Mountain. The city’s landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation. Sofia was founded 2,500 years ago. Over the centuries, it has been given several names –...