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Area (sq km): 110,550
Population: 7,450,349
Nationality: Bulgarian
Local Name: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian,
Turkish,
Romani
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Sofia
Dialling Code: +387
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bg
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox,
Muslim
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Burgas(BOJ),
Plovdiv(PDV),
Sofia(SOF),
Varna(VAR)

Holiday Villas Bulgaria

Visiting the fantastic cities in Bulgaria is like peering into the origins of humanity. Consider seeing Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, Varna on the Black Sea, Plovdiv and its thermal spas and finally Bansko, the adventure capital of Bulgaria, by choosing holiday villas Bulgaria.

The Black Sea
The Black Sea

The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia. One of its greatest leaders was Emperor Constantine the Great in 306-337 AD. The city has a history that seems to predate time. While it is a very modern and cosmopolitan city, its still retains it ancient charms in many buildings and also in its culture. Stay in the luxury of holiday villas Bulgaria or Sophia accommodation and soak up all the capital city has to offer.

Sophia is a perfect example of the ancient world still thriving in a modern metropolis. The National Theatre and the Palace of the Tsar are amazing to see in person. The city is rich in parks and prides itself on remaining close to nature despite its booming population.

Varna villas for Black Sea

Varna is a gorgeous coastal city on the Black Sea which forms the natural eastern border of Bulgaria. Varna is the Black Sea’s most popular resort city. Along Varna Beach you will find loads of shops and loud discos spinning tunes into the night. The Sea Garden is home to green areas, the planetarium and museums that tell tales of Bulgaria’s history.

Primorski Park is quite popular for holiday makers staying in Varna and holiday villas Bulgaria. Here you will find a gorgeous beach, an aquarium and even a home dedicated to dolphins called the Dolpinarium. The Archaeological Museum in Varna is fascinating as is the Black Sea Museum. One of the best things to do in Varna is spend part of a day relaxing in the thermal baths. You can also visit the ancient Roman Spa from the 2nd Century, which is the third largest Roman ruin in Europe.

Bachkovo Monastery

Along the River Maritsa is Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city. Historic Plovdiv is the city’s old quarter. Not only is the city noted for its antiquity, but also for its fair climate. Plovdiv’s old town is absolutely magical. In addition to Bounardzhika Park the city favours its green areas so there are lovely parks and plenty of floral areas to be enjoyed throughout the city. The exhibitions at the Plovdiv Archaeological Museum are always worth dropping in on. Visit the famous Arapovski Monastery and the Bachkovo Monastery then chill out in Plovdiv’s thermal spas.

Bansko skiing

Visiting Bansko is true Bulgarian delight. The city is wonderful to descend upon any time of year. It is situated in the Pirin Mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria. Bansko is the winter getaway of Bulgaria and Bansko skiing has fine slopes like Vihren Mountain, which is perfect for skiing and boarding. Rent Bansko accommodation today with VillasPeople.com to try Bansko skiing for yourself.

Bansko is often blanketed in a sparkling white sheen during the winter months, making it charming and ideal for skiing or relaxing by a fireplace sipping cocktails when you rent holiday villas Bulgaria. Bansko is also a cultural icon in Bulgaria known for its folklore culture. While exploring Bansko take time to see the Velian House, St Troitsa Church made of granite and marble and the Balkan delight the Deva Maria Church.

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