Thanks to its scenic Balkan Mountains, eclectic night life, and historically rich culture, Bulgaria is one of Eastern Europe’s most popular holiday locations. A flight from the UK to Bulgaria takes just two and a half hours, and once there you will be three hours ahead of London GMT. The current currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev.
If you are looking for Bulgaria holidays that will please the entire family, you should stay in the beach resort of Albena (pictured right). As one of Bulgaria’s most pristine blue flag beaches, it offers a consistently pleasant climate. Those who stay there can indulge in its infamous flower gardens, and with an amusement park, mini-trains, and multiple water sports on offer, it is an ideal place for keeping the whole family entertained. If you are more interested in witnessing authentic Bulgarian culture, pay the south-western town of Melnik a visit. As well as being surrounded by the Pirin Mountains, it is the area of Bulgaria that produces the nation’s wine. Throughout the town the remnants of Balkan and Roman history are everywhere, including Byzantine landmarks.
Like many Eastern European destinations, Bulgaria has a vibrant party scene. The capital city Sofia is particularly popular with those who are looking for a brief party holiday abroad, mainly due to its cheap bars and laid back atmosphere. Those who stay there can also enjoy a wide variety of restaurants offering food from around the world, at ridiculously low prices. Finally, for those adrenaline junkies who seek winter sports, Borovets (pictured below) and Uzana offer skiing in the later and earlier months of the year.
When planning your Bulgaria holiday, you should bear in mind that it is a country with seasonal temperatures. While the winters can be as cold as -3 degrees, the summers can reach highs of 29 degrees.
While staying in Bulgaria, all tourists can enjoy the low cost of living. For example:
|Loaf of Bread||£0.34|
|Bottle of Water||£0.40|
|Pint of Beer||£0.81|
|Bottle of Wine||£2.80|
No matter what you want from your Bulgaria holiday, you can rest assured that it will meet your expectations as a destination. Take some time to search amongst the great deals on offer, and you will find that there is something there that will meet your needs.