8 Facts about Bulgaria
Bulgaria is quickly becoming a popular destination for those looking for a diverse holiday choice on a budget, and capital Sofia has seen an increase in stag and hen party visits recently too.
Combining stunning mountains, ski resorts, and beaches along the Black Sea there really is something for everyone in Bulgaria, and here are 8 facts about this fabulous country which may also encourage you to add it to your travel wish list.
1. Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe and even pre-dates the Roman Empire, the language spoken there is Bulgarian and there is no official religion with a whole variety being celebrated across the country.
2. Bulgarian food has been greatly influenced by Greek and Turkish cuisine with baklava and Greek style salads being popular choices. Less meat is eaten here than the European average and it is believed that yoghurt may have been invented here!
3. The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia and boasts a variety of beautiful parks, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and historic landmarks.
4. On the outskirts of Sofia is Mount Vitosha which offers fantastic opportunities for hiking, skiing and taking part in other winter sports. It is a great place to visit for a day trip out of the city.
5. There is a strong Roman influence throughout Bulgaria which can be spotted in the country’s cities including Roman baths in Varna, ruins in Sofia, and a Roman theatre in Plovdiv which still hosts concerts and plays.
6. The weather in Bulgaria differs depending on if you are inland or by the beach. The Black Sea beaches experience higher temperatures and lower rainfall with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees in the summer.
7. In winter the weather turns very cold with temperatures dropping as low as -1 degrees and this brings snow to the mountains.
8. Bulgaria offers plenty of fun entertainment options for children including waterparks, water sports and catamaran trips making it a great choice for families.
We hope that these 8 facts about Bulgaria have encouraged you to visit this interesting and vibrant country, and if so you can order some free brochures from our collection.