Explore Bulgaria

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Bulgaria is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. This Balkan country has a rich history and culture, with many different religions, languages, and customs. From its beautiful Black Sea coastline to its stunning mountain ranges and ski resorts, Bulgaria truly is a country of immense natural beauty.

The capital city of Sofia is full of ancient churches and monuments. There's also plenty of nightlife in Sofia, as well as an array of cultural activities such as art galleries, museums and theatres.

Travel around Bulgaria to experience traditional Bulgarian food and drink. You'll find dishes such as shopska salad (chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions), lyutenitsa (a spicy tomato relish) and banitsa (a cheese-filled pastry). Wash it all down with some Bulgarian wine or rakia (fruit brandy).

In addition to its wonderful cuisine, Bulgaria is home to some incredible outdoor activities. Whether you're a fan of skiing or hiking, there are plenty of options for you to enjoy the great outdoors. You can also visit some of Bulgaria's many spa towns, where you can soak in hot springs and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

No visit to Bulgaria is complete without a trip to the iconic Balkan Mountains. Home to some of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in the world, these mountains are a must-see. You can also enjoy some of Bulgaria's best skiing at the nearby Bansko Ski Resort.