Mountain ranges! Beaches! Living history and tradition! Bulgaria is all of this and more. For a small country, it certainly packs a punch. If you're interested in an enchanting adventure with helpful and kind locals, then Bulgaria is the perfect location.
Characteristic of Central and Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria's winters are long, cold and damp, with snow falling in the higher elevations. Hot, humid summers send everyone scurrying for a space on the beautiful Black Sea beaches. On the coast and in the southern regions that are closer to the Mediterranean Sea, Bulgarian weather is a bit more temperate. There, Bulgarians enjoy mild springs and autumns, cool winters and warm, breezy summers. If you're heading for the mountains in Bulgaria, the temps will be cooler in the day and chilly at night.
Bulgaria is nestled in Southeastern Europe bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to the east. It is part of the Balkan Peninsula, and its proximity to the Turkish Straits allows key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia to pass through the country.
Bulgaria owes its scenic landscapes to the mountains, foothills, and plains that mix with dense forests that cover more than 30 percent of the country. Skiing and hiking are two popular past-times in Bulgaria, thanks to a terrain that makes these sports fun and accessible.
Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, Bulgaria traditionally celebrates:
Baba Marta - March 1
Liberation Day - March 3
20th of April, the official start day the greatest uprising of the Bulgarian people against the Ottoman rule in 1876 - April 20
Gergiovden - May 6
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Day - May 24
Assumption Day, Golyama Bogoroditsa - August 15
Reunification Day - September 6
Independence Day - September 22