THE BEAUTY OF BULGARIA
Bulgaria has numerous mountain ranges on its territory. Eight bulgarian mountains tower well over 2 000 m. above sea level. The main destinations are Rila and Pirin National Parks, Central and Western Rhodopes, Vitosha and Stra Planina. Five of the largest rivers on the Balkans have their sources in the mountains of Bulgaria.
During the winter the mountains are excellent for sports and offer numerous ski resorts and guesthouses in the mountain villages, mountain hotels, lodges and huts. There are modern skiing facilities and well-marked trails that make various outdoor activities possible all year long depending on the season. Some of the most popular mountain resorts are Borovets, Pamporovo, Bansko, Chepelare, Dobrinishte, Smolyan, Panichishte. Troyan and Berkovitsa are also becoming increasingly popular.
☀ Bulgarian Black sea
Bulgarian Black sea coast attracts hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians and foreign tourists every year. The sea coast offers welcoming climate from Mat to September with average sea water temperatures of 25oC, beaches with fine golden sands and modern resorts. The most attractive sea resorts are Balchic, Varna, Roussalka, Albena, Golden Sands, Elenite, Sunnt Beach, Neseber, Bourgas, Sozopol, Sinemorets, Ahtopol, etc.
☀ Alternative forms of tourism supply
- Eco Tourism
Bulgaria is proud of its national and natural parks. Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan are among the largest and most valuable protected areas in Europe. They contain some of Europe's remaining, preserved, wild regions. The parks are managed in accordance with the latest conservation principles and approaches.
- Congress Tourism
Bulgaria and Sofia in particular, has turned into preferred place for development of congress and festival tourism and it now recognized as an attractive tourist destination.
"Ever growing, never aging" is motto written on the coat of arms of Sofia.
Other pooular places for congress tourism are Plovdiv, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, largest Black Sea resorts as Albena, Sunnt Beach, Golden Sands, the moutain resorts of Borovets and Pamporovo also provide excellent conditions for events.
- Rural Tourism
Since ancient times the European nations build their homes of straw, wood and clay. Today more people are attracted by the old methods and materials in the construction and recreational opportunities. There is hardly a person in Bulgaria who has not entered at least once a house made of clay and wood. Four natural elements are used - water, wood, earth (clay) and metal. One of these eco mud houses is located in the village Leshten, it is one of the most attractive and authentic destinations for rural tourism (countryside tourism) in Bulgaria. Leshten is a stone village, with the atmosphere of distant past times, merging with modern comfort. Rural tourism (countryside tourism) brings men back to healthy lifestyle from ancient times, running away from the urban jungle.
- Event tourism
Dancing on a glowing ember is practicing in a many countries. In Italy, for example some people walk barefoot on a fire. In other countries like Japan, Algeria and Morocco stepping on a glowing ember is a tradition, practicing in our days. Dancing on the fire is a possessing of shamans from Africa, America and Malaysia. However, the Bulgarian’s village – Bulgaria is “the capital” of one unforgettable, down the age’s tradition. Fire game, at the foot of the mountain is enter in UNESCO’s list of humanity’s immaterial culture heritage. “The fire dancer is birth within” – say teachers – “This is not a thing you can learn. God choose you.” This custom is unique and almost unknown although is exiting in the heart of Europe during centuries. Fire dancing provokes unusually interest for people, who visited our country to meet Bulgarian nation’s customs and traditions. It is also an opportunity for extension of different forms of tourism demand in this region.
- Culture tourism;
- Balneological and SPA tourism;
- Bio and Rural tourism;
- Hunting tourism;
- Fishing tourism;
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- Interesting facts about Bulgaria:
- Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681 AD
- The of capital Bulgaria – Sofia - was founded 7000 years ago. This makes it the second oldest city in Europe.
- Bulgaria comes on third place in the list of countries with most valuable archaeological sites after Greece and Italy.
- The oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria – Necropolis in the Varna region and dates back to 5000 BC and consists of 3000 pieces.
- Over 15 000 Thracian tombs have been discovered on the territory of Bulgaria.
- The famous Bulgarian rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of one of the rarest flowers in the world, the Bulgarian Rose Damascena; which is only cultivated and harvested in the Rose Valley of Kazanlak. One gram rose oil is produced out of 1000 rose blossoms.
- The Bulgarian folk song “ Izlel e Delio Haydutin” has been flying around open space together with Bach’s and Mozart’s greatest works since 1977 when the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes left the Earth
- Yogurt can be made only with the unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria and can only be found on the territory of That’s why the Bulgarian yogurt is one of the best and tasty in the world.
- Bulgaria is the country with the highest number of natural mineral springs in Continental Europe – over 600.
- The Cyrillic alphabet was invented in the 9th century AD by none other than the two most famous Bulgarian monks ever to have lived – Cyril and Methodius.
Best places to visit in Bulgaria from ORMA TRAVEL
- Burgas – Burgas Province is one of the largest in the country with an area of about 7750 sq.km and a population of 430 000 people. It is situated in southeastern Bulgaria and occupies the territory of the Burgas Lowland, the eastern parts of the Stara Planina Mountains and the Strandzha Mountains. The unique geographical position, the mild and agreeable climate, and amazing natural variety – a huge potential for the development of recreational activities. The main tourist season is the summer – from May to October.
The most popular resorts are Nesebar, Slanchev Bryag, Sv.Vlas, Sozopol, Chernomorec, Primorsko, Carevo, Ahtopol and Sinemorec. The sandy beaches are vast, covered with fine golden sand and large dunes. There are protected areas and reserves of international importance here: Strandzha Nature Park, Ropotamo Nature Park, Lake Atanasovo, the architectural reserve of the village of Brashlyan and the folklore reserve of the village of Balgari. Salt is obtained from LakeAtanasovo and Lake Pomorie and their bottoms are covered with rich deposits of curative mud.
Lake Burgas is the largest natural lake in Bulgaria – 254 bird species build their nests,61 of which are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria. 40000 t of sea salt is obtained yearly in the buffer zone of Lake Atanasovo, the curative mud and lye are valuable. You can see also the other protected areas like Poda.
The Municipality of Bulgaria is situated in the middle of the Burgas Lowland along the largest Black Sea bay – the Bay of Burgas. Near the sea shore are the firth lakes of Burgas, Atanasovo and Mandra.
The town of Burgas is located at the westernmost end of the Bay of Burgas on a peninsula surrounded by the three lakes. It is the fourth biggest town in Bulgaria. A port town with its own international airport, with very well developed overland infrastructure and transport system,Burgas is extremely interestibg and has good prospects. Burgas is modern and beautiful town. There are early 19th c.buildings preserved, existing alongside the modern architecture. Burgas is considered to be the most romantic town in Bulgaria for its small streets in the center, for the old houses and the scenic sea gardens. Home to poets, writers, musicians, actors and painters, Burgas has inestimable contribution to the culture of Bulgaria.
One of oldest mineral springs in Bulgaria with a temperature of 41,5 degrees-Burgas Mineral Baths Spa Resort- is 15km away from Burgas. The beach at Burgas is covered with dark sand which has a special curative effect.
Luxury restaurants offers exquisite service and reach national and international cuisine. Small cosy taverns keeping the old atmosphere of sea and fishermen’s nets offer local dishes, sea food and fish delicacies.
Bars, discos and casinos are available.
The beaches,bioclimatic and woodland resources, the mineral springs, curative mud and the protected natural areas provide a potential for the development of all modern forms of tourism – beach, ecotourism, spa, cultural, festival, congress, etc.
- Vratsa “A city like the Balkan Mountains – both ancient and young”
Vratsa dates back to a rich Thracian settlement. The first traces go back to the Neolithic age and the first settlers in the vicinity belong to the Thracian tribe called tribali. Evidence of their rich culture and style of living are the finds in Mongilanska Mound and the Rogozen Treasure. Throughout the ages, the city has been an important handicraft, commercial and cultural center, and later it became an industrial center as well.
The name of Vratsa appeared an a stone inscription from the time of the Bulgarian king Mikhail II Asen (1246-1256).Nowadays the city of Vratsa is a major administrative, economic nd cultural center same 116 km to the north of the capital Sofia. The name Vratsa comes from the picturesque mountain gorge and pass Vratsata (the Gate) whose vertical cliffs are the highest on the Balkan Peninsula.
Vratsa is the center of an active cultural life and is well known for its cultural institutions: the community cultural club called “Razvitie”, the Palace of Culture, the Regional History Museum, the Art Gallery, the Drama and Puppet Theatre, the Ethnographic and National Revival Museum “St. Sophronius of Vratsa”.
You can see many natural sights on the territory of Vratsa Municipality:
- the Ledenika cave
- the Vratsata mountain pass
- the Botev Road memorial complex
- Bohiyyat Most by the village of Liliache,
- the Skaklya
- Borov Kamak (Pine Stone) Warerfalls,
- the Vratsa Balkan Natural Park
Also the symbols of the city:
- The Vratsata Gorge
- the Monument at Okolchitsa Peak
- the Rogozen Treasure
- the Silver Greave
In 2008 the Municipality was honoured with a prestigious award of a “Unique Tourist Destination” by the International Recreation Exposition of Lugano, Switzerland.
The only city with 2 medieval towers – The Kurtpashova Tower and The Meshchiite Tower!
Interesting places you can visit:
- The Vratsa Regional History Museum with Art Gallery;
- The Complex called Vestitelya (the Messenger), also known as Hizhata (the Chalet)
- The St. Ivan Rilski Rock Monastery
- The Srednovekovie (Middle Ages) Entertainment Complex in the vicinity of Vratsa
- The Fairy Tale Entertainment Park