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The Ten Best Things To Do In Bulgaria for 2018!

By on March 1, 2018

Bulgaria truly has it all – majestic mountains, picturesque villages, exciting city life and sandy beaches! It is the ultimate summer destination, without getting over crowded by tourists. This unique country boasts breathtaking natural scenery – forests and rivers, alongside some truly exciting urban vibes. Check out these great things to do for your road trip in Bulgaria this 2018!

Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria’s cool capital and has an old world meets new world feel to it. The beautiful Ottoman mosques reside alongside impressive churches, manicured parks and modern city life. If you’re just focusing on this country, it’s likely you’ll be flying into the capital, so Sofia is a natural place to start your road trip in Bulgaria from. Be sure to say a prayer in the magnificent Nevsky Cathedral before heading off on your road trip in Bulgaria!

 St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the center of Sofia

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the center of Sofia

 

 

Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s second largest city has a beautiful old town that towers over the city center. The old town is renowned for its Bulgarian Renaissance architectural style and colorful houses.

Roman theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Roman theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Belogradchik Fortress – This fairytale fortress is dramatic and breathtaking, surrounded by amazing scenery and almost blends into its rocky surrounding. It’s a definite must for your road trip in Bulgaria!

Belogradchik rocks Fortress bulwark, Bulgaria

Belogradchik rocks Fortress bulwark, Bulgaria

 

Nessebar – This ancient town is located on a peninsula on the Black Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dated back almost 3000 years and a stroll in its cobbled lanes will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time.

View on an Old City of Nessebar, Bulgaria

View on an Old City of Nessebar, Bulgaria

 

Rila Monastery – This picturesque monastery boasts beautiful arches that are striped in black and white. Built in the 10th century, this magical monastery is a spiritual attraction to both locals and tourists alike.

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

 

Iskar River – This beautiful river is the longest river flowing through Bulgaria, passing through charming villages, hills and mountains.

Iskar River, Bulgaria

Iskar River, Bulgaria

 

Sozopol – Sozopol has so much to offer. It has a charming old town with narrow cobbled lanes, it is located on a beautiful beach and it is still an authentic, local and enchanting sea side resort.

Sozopol Resort, Bulgaria

Sozopol Resort, Bulgaria

 

Veliko Târnovo – An ancient city which is rich in history and impressive monuments. The most prominent one is Tsarevets Fortress. This beloved and magnificent monument impressively overlooks the city from the top of Tsarevets hill and boasts the remains of 18 churches, the royal palace, an execution rock and many houses – another must for your road trip in Bulgaria.

Veliko Târnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Târnovo, Bulgaria

 

Devetashka Cave – These breathtaking caves are a natural phenomenon as well as a historic one. These caves have been inhibited for more than 70,000 years!

Devetashka Cave, Bulgaria

Devetashka Cave, Bulgaria

 

Bansko –  The biggest and most impressive ski resort in Bulgaria is also a stunning summer time destination. In the winter you can ski and party to your heart’s desire and in August you can enjoy a jazz festival. For those who ski in Europe, Bulgaria is a much cheaper destination so this is also good to know!

Bensko, Bulgaria

Bensko, Bulgaria

 

 The seaside resort of Sozopol in Bulgaria

The seaside resort of Sozopol in Bulgaria

 

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Belogradchik rocks, Bulgaria

Belogradchik rocks, Bulgaria

Let us know if you go on this road trip in Bulgaria!

Please let us know thoughts in the comments below and send us your vacation pics! Happy travels 🙂

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