Bulgaria is known primarily as a vacation destination. Seaside towns such as Golden Sands and Sunny Beach are for many a synonym of a successful holiday. However, this country can offer much more than just beaches. There are also interesting monuments, beautiful mountains and large ski resorts.
The Bulgarian coast is the most popular area. It is 400 km long, of which almost 150 km are occupied by beautiful sandy beaches. The climate makes it possible to relax here from May until the beginning of October. Coastal resorts offer a large variety of accommodation and a lot of ways to spend your free time.
On the Black Sea are also visited by tourists Varna and Nesebar. In Varna you can see the remains of Roman and Byzantine buildings, as well as nice buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. In turn, UNESCO-listed Nessebar is an archaeological and architectural reserve picturesquely situated on a small peninsula.
Bulgaria is not only the sea, however. A large part of the country is occupied by mountains, which make it an attractive country for active tourism enthusiasts. The most popular trails lead through Rila and Piryn rising to a height of almost 3,000 m above sea level. Their highest peaks, Wichren and Musała, do not require climbing skills, but only good physical condition. Rhodopes, Stara Planina and Witosz are also very attractive. In winter, large and well-known ski resorts operate in Bańsk, Borowiec and Pamporów.
Bulgaria is also attractive for people who like to visit. There is the UNESCO-listed Rila Orthodox Monastery picturesquely located at the foot of the Rila range. Nevertheless, the Rożański and Baćkowski Monasteries are also attractive. Melnik, which is surrounded by sand pyramids, is very popular among tourists, famous for its traditional buildings, excellent wine and tasty cuisine, as well as the historic city of Plodiv.