Most people outside of Bulgaria don’t know how diverse and beautiful one of the latest member of the EU is. We have put together these 12 reasons why your next trip should be to Bulgaria. We hope to see you there
1. The people are lovely
In fact Bulgarian is not a widely known language therefore you will probably have to deal with the language barrier – mostly this ends up in funny situations but as soon as you got invited to a shot of Rakia you won’t realize that barrier anymore
hmmm…isn’t it tempting?
Oh yes – food coma alert! The local cuisine is sooo good: it is a mix of slavic, greek and oriental cuisine so you end up with a menu where it’s hard to choose. The bulgarian cuisine is already a good reason to book a flight ticket immediately!
Read more about the Bulgarian cuisine: Unique Bulgarian food classics you must try
3. Great mixture
In Sofia you can find a lot of relicts from former times
Let’s face it: eastern european countries always have to deal with these communism stereotypes – meanwhile years have passed and in cities like Sofia old architecture, concrete buildings and modern skyscrapers formed an interesting mixture. Each part tells a different story!
4. A country full of history
Places full of history – like the Rila Monastery
Plovdiv is amongst the oldest cities of Europe, some sources even state it as the oldest still existing city…however: the bulgarian history dates back to the 7th century B.C. – a lot of historical spots are waiting for you!
5. Breathtaking Landscape
For those who love being in the nature, doing hikes and experiencing beautiful panoramic views. Beside the coast you are able to find those spots in the balkans like for example the seven Rila lakes – so don’t forget your hiking equipment!
6. Great Value for the money you spend
We don’t like to call Bulgaria a ‘cheap’ country, we prefer to highlight that you get a lot of value for the money you spend: a room in an international standard 4 star hotel for less than 50€, a taxi ride in Sofia is mostly around 3-4€ and for a good meal you hardly pay more than 5-6 € …and the quality is surprisingly good.
7. Pure relexation
The high density of mineral water springs made Bulgaria a popular Wellness destination – most of the hotels have a spa with sauna, jacuzzi, hamam and often they offer different massages like the traditional honey massage.
Within Europe Bulgaria is well connected and offers a lot of low-cost-carrier options (London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam) which makes it possible to get tickets below 50€…and mostly it doesn’t take you more than 2-3h to get there!
9. Bulgaria is a great winter destination
Skiing? Yes this is also doable!
Would you’ve known that the country has more than 200km of slopes and that the biggest resort Bansko already hosted several FIS World-Cups? Or that Sofia has an own little ski zone right in the backyard?
10. Sofia – the ubercool capital of Bulgaria
Sofia is a great destination for a weekend getaway: cool bars, funny streetart, impressive sights and a lively nightlife guarantee a blast. Not to mention the free Wi-Fi everywhere?
11. Rhodope Villages
Some of the villages which are the most preferred by tourists are Shiroka Laka, Gela, Mogilitsa, Kovachevitsa, Leshten, Arda, Trigrad, Yagodina, Momchilovtsi, Orehovo, Smilyan and many others.
12. Wine..and Wine!
Did you know that Bulgaria was some time ago one of the biggest wine exporting countries in the world? Grape growing and wine production have a long history here, dating back to the times of the Thracians. Moreover the wines are now amongst the best in the world, especially those from local varieties – so… Nazdrave! (English: Cheers)
A nice selection of Bulgarian wines you can find at Bulwijn.nl (www.bulwijn.nl)
For your trip to Bulgaria contact Rodina Travel (www.rodinatravel.nl)