Discover Bulgaria for your holiday
When considering a holiday in the sun, Bulgaria is not the first destination that springs to mind. But many first-time visitors to this former Eastern Bloc country are left pleasantly surprised at just how much it has to offer.
Bulgaria lies in south-eastern Europe and is bordered by Romania to the north, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea, which takes up nearly the entirety of its border, to the east. It has a civilized history going back 6,600 years, and throughout the country you will find ancient Greek sites, Roman amphitheatres, hundreds of monasteries and 40,000 listed archaeological treasures.
The Mediterranean climate, during the summer months, attracts many thousands of tourists to Bulgaria’s largest holiday resort, Sunny Beach. Since its construction in 1958, the resort has continued to expand and is now home to an ever-increasing amount of hotels, bars, restaurants, discos and numerous live music bars that stretch the length of the coastline.
In recent years the resort has undergone large-scale construction that has seen the development of several luxurious hotels looking over unspoilt beaches, reported to be among the cleanest and safest in Europe.
Immediately after its construction and development, Sunny Beach attracted mainly Bulgarian and Russian visitors. But since the fall of communism, the resorts popularity has grown among German and, more recently, British holidaymakers who see Bulgaria as a cheaper alternative to other, possibly more popular, Mediterranean destinations.
The increase in the amount of cheap flights being made available by budget airlines has also played a part in helping to make Eastern Europe a more accessible and appealing option to tourists.
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