Cheap Holidays to Bulgaria

Bulgaria is rich in mountainous scenery, towns and villages each with their own crafts and traditions. Scattered over Bulgaria is a wealth of Romantic architecture around the time of the National Revival era.

Bulgaria is becoming increasingly popular with families and offers many great entertainment spots such as Dolphinarium and the many water parks. Must see places include Bansko in the Pirin mountains, Koprivshtitsa in the Sredna Gora range, Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo, and Sofia Bulgaria's capital.

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How Hot?

Bulgaria's high season along the Black Sea coastal resorts is from mid-July to late August; and in the ski resorts during the Christmas and New Year holiday, and again from February to mid-March. Generally almost all of the resorts along the Black Sea coast will have closed down by mid-October; and the first snowfalls in the ski resorts is usually around mid-December with some resorts operating until mid-April.

Out and About

Whether you choose a ski resort or a beach resort, the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes; unspoiled forests and nature reserves are never far away. The towns and villages contain many well-preserved ancient churches and monasteries and the countryside is studded with fascinating rock formations and caves.

Traditionally known as winter ski resorts, Bansko and Pamporovo are located in the Pirin Mountains and Borovets is in the Rila Mountains, home to the impressive Rila Monastery. All three resort have plenty going on for cyclists, hikers and rock-climbers during the summer.

Of the northern beach resorts, Albena has excellent sports facilities and is in close proximity to the Batovo Forest and Baltata Nature Reserve; Golden Sands extends for over 3km and is backed by the Zlatni Piasatsi Nature Park and continuing south, you have the spa resort of Saint Constantine & Helena followed by the cultural city of Varna.

The most popular of the southern beach resorts is the 10km long Sunny Beach which is bordered by Nessebar and its beautiful historic quarter. To the north, Sunny Beach is bordered by Saint Vlas with its prestigious marina which, in turn, is neighboured by Elenite a small, exclusive resort and the closest to Cape Emine. Around the Cape, beyond the unspoiled beaches and natural area of Irakli, lies the attractive and ancient town of Obzor and it's 10km stretch of beach. The most southerly resort, Bourgas, boasts the beachfront landscaped Sea Gardens which are a venue for many festivals.

Out for Lunch!

If its rich salads you want, look no further than Bulgaria, they accompany every meal. The Bulgarian cuisine has a wide diversity from hot and cold soups to pastries. In Bulgaria you will find that most dishes are oven baked, stewed or steamed as well as grilling meats. Popular breakfast dishes include cheese, pastry and meats. If you're given the opportunity whilst holidaying in Bulgaria, you must try homemade Banitsa.

You can buy food on little street stalls, marketplaces and small huts. Some of the dishes available on the street stalls are Skara, meatballs, doner kebabs and chips. The food stalls are generally in competition with each other along the streets, shop around to get the cheapest snack. Corner shops sell a good choice of snacks and sandwiches. Popular snacks are pretzels, available directly from the bag.

In the city centres there are numerous restaurants to enjoy a variety of cuisine in. If its typical Bulgarian cuisine you want then dine further inland and in the neighbourhoods where it will be cheaper.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - Flight Times vary for the destination. Times are from 3 hours 15 mins to 4 hours 30 minutes.

Currency - Bulgarian Lev

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed with a varied selection.

Best Time to Visit:
For ski holidays between December and April.
Summer sun from May to October.

Top Hotels In Bulgaria

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Bulgaria, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Sunny Beach
The Marvel Hotel is a new hotel situated in the northern part of Sunny Beach. The hotel is a good choice for guests of all ages....

3.8 / 5 from 17 reviews

Sunny Beach
This modern and comfortable hotel offers a great variety of activities and is positioned close to the beach; perfect for a relaxing and fun filled holiday....

4.2 / 5 from 11 reviews

Sunny Beach
Aurelia Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and is the perfect hotel for those looking for a relaxing holiday....

4.2 / 5 from 11 reviews

Sunny Beach
The complex offers its guests luxury furnished rooms and comfortable apartments; everything guests need for an amazing holiday....

4.3 / 5 from 11 reviews

Sunny Beach
The Glarus Hotel commands a great location offering fantastic views of the beach and the Black Sea....

4.3 / 5 from 10 reviews

Sunny Beach
Situated in a pine tree forest area, The Park Hotel Continental is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the resort of Sunny Beach....

3.3 / 5 from 8 reviews

Sunny Beach
The Zefir Hotel provides a comfortable base for enjoying the popular resort of Sunny Beach. The hotel is situated on the edge of the resort, just a few metres from the beach....

3.8 / 5 from 8 reviews

Nessebar
The Sol Nessebar Palace Hotel is situated on the seafront and provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday, ideal for anyone looking for a beach based holiday with a wide variety of on-site amenit...

3.9 / 5 from 7 reviews

Elenite
Part of the Elenite Holiday Village, the Hotel Royal Park is an excellent choice for combining relaxation with energetic holiday fun. It's a great choice for kids and adults, who can enjoy the abundan...

3.1 / 5 from 7 reviews

Sunny Beach
The Iberostar Sunny Beach Hotel is a newly constructed modern and stylish hotel complex that can be found in the heart of Sunny Beach. The hotel provides a convenient location and is in an ideal spot...

4.5 / 5 from 6 reviews

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