Bulgaria Travel Guides for Backpackers

The Best Of Veliko Tarnovo In One Day

Veliko Tarnovo is amazing beautiful Bulgarian town which is a great touristic destination. There is a lot to see – many historical and cultural sightseeings, beautiful landscape and gorgeous castle. The town is absolutely stunning with a breathtaking view because it is situated on a few hills and through it is passing magnificent river Yantra. In history, the town was two times the capital of the country. You can spend an amazing day or even few days in Veliko Tarnovo and have more time to experience the history, the culture and the delicious traditional cuisine. Tsarevets Castle You can start […]
Read Guide…

The Best Way to Round Off Your Plovdiv Bulgaria Experience

The southeast European country of Bulgaria is not one of the most well-known travel destinations, but if you decide to include it in your travel itinerary this year you’ll not be disappointed. It’s bordered by Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece and Turkey and has the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria has fallen under the radar for many years, but things are slowly changing. Bulgaria’s coastline tends to be the most popular part for visitors but there are plenty of other interesting and fascinating spots to visit. The capital of this beautiful country is Sofia but there is another city […]
Read Guide…

The Best Of Burgas In One Day

The second biggest sea town on the Bulgarian coast is Burgas. There is also one of the biggest airports that are bringing a lot of tourists all over the world to Bulgarian top sea resorts like Sunny Beach. So if you are planning your summer vacation there, I would recommend you to keep time for a one-day walking tour in Burgas. You will have the great possibility to be more close to Bulgarian culture and daily life of the locals, but you will also be in love with this amazing sea town. Main street You can start your walk from […]
Read Guide…

The Best Of Nessebar In One Day

Nessebar is a beautiful sea resort in Bulgarian Black Sea. It is next to the famous beach resort Sunny Beach and it is in a walking distance from it. The town is really unique and nice because there are a new age town and an old town that is preserving the ruins and history of 3000 years from Thrakicians, Byzantine Empire and Ottoman empire. I would recommend to everyone to visit especially the Ancient City of Nessebar which is in the UNESCO World Heritage List because it is a really nice walk for a one-day tour. The modern town You […]
Read Guide…

The Best Of Plovdiv In One Day

This year one of the most recommended destinations in Europe for cultural tourism is the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. It is chosen for a European Cultural Capital in 2019 together with the Italian town Matera. The town of Plovdiv is situated on 7 hills and you can experience a wonderful day between Roman Empire Ruins, buildings from Middle Ages, amazing preserved houses from Bulgarian Revival Ages and the new main street of the town. You can have a nice relaxing walk in the beautiful park and experience all the cultural program of the town – different crafts, […]
Read Guide…

The Best Of Sofia In One Day

Bulgaria is a nice country in South Eastern Europe. It is a member of the EU and is famous for its sea and ski resorts. I will recommend you a fantastic day in the capital – Sofia. The walk is not hard and everybody will enjoy it. Borisova Garden You can start your walk from the Borisova Garden and have a nice coffee next to the Ariana Lake or a refreshing morning walk around the park with a lot of squirrels and birds. There are different historical monuments and in the middle of the park is a wonderful pond with […]
Read Guide…

Five Awesome Things to Do in the Bulgarian City of Burgas

Burgas is one of those cities in Bulgaria everyone is proud to say he originates from. Although the title “Bulgarian Seaside Capital” belongs to its bigger sister Varna, Burgas has been undergoing a cultural and architectural surge the past few years that has made it more beautiful and interesting than ever. Its unique charm comes from the fact it combines the opportunities of the big city with the leisureliness of the sea town. And in summer it can truly be called one of the pearls of the Bulgarian seaside. Having lived in Burgas for more than twenty years, I have […]
Read Guide…

Varna – The Sea Treasure of Bulgaria

Varna is undoubtedly the sea treasure of Bulgaria. And I am not saying that just because I was born and bred here. Besides opportunities for sunbathing and yachting, Varna offers a rich cultural program and an exciting trip through time. The inspiring energy of the Sea Garden, which is amongst the most prominent symbols of Varna, will stay with you long after you have left, and Aladzha Monastery will leave you speechless. How to get to Varna By airplane – there are directs flights to Varna, but most flights arrive in Sofia, the capital, and you can take a train, […]
Read Guide…

Plovdiv – a capital of culture and history

A city that has 8000 candles on its birthday cake. The European capital of culture for 2019. A place hosting some of the most wonderful fests you can ever attend. One of my favorite places to visit. Plovdiv is all this, and more. A few facts Plovdiv is one of the biggest cities of Bulgaria and amongst the most visited. It is located in the heart of the country and it is very easy to access (no more than two hours with a bus from Sofia). What is most significant about Plovdiv is its ancient history. Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgarians, […]
Read Guide…

Bansko, Bulgaria- Winter and Summer Activities

Bansko is a small cozy town in the heart of the second highest mountain in Bulgaria-Pirin Mountain. It is mostly known as a very busy and popular winter destination for snow sports lovers from all around Europe, but now along that, I will give you some other good reasons to prefer vacating in Bansko. Snowy Winter in Bansko Ride The Slopes If you are keen on skiing or snowboarding and want to enjoy a heavy snowfall during Christmas holidays or whenever between December and April, Bansko is definitely a choice you would not regret. Never been skiing abroad? The Bulgarian […]
Read Guide…

The old capitals of Bulgaria

One of the most famous things Bulgaria is famous for is its history. Founded in 681 A.D., this country is ranked third in Europe by number of valuable archeological sites, only behind Italy and Greece. So it surely makes sense to visit some of the most important ones, right? Just recently I visited the first two capitals of the First Bulgarian Empire, used from 681 to 972, most of the existence of the Empire. These are the medieval cities of Pliska and Veliki Preslav (Great Preslav), two cities not even 30km from each other, right by the city of Shumen and […]
Read Guide…

Varna- the most amazing city in Bulgaria

 Varna- one of the most beautiful cities in the east part of Bulgaria     1.What’s typical for the city?  Located right on the seashore, it attracts many tourists from all Europe during the whole year. Varna is also a business and commercial centre which has grown a lot during the past 10 years.   2. Places you should definitely visit in Varna: Port of Varna Free to be visited If you are coming to Varna you should definitely start your tour with the Port of Varna- one of the most romantic places in the city. The port of Varna has also a […]
Read Guide…

Bike trip and camping on the riverside in Bulgaria

She likes hats and I like to ride a bike. Why do I say that? Because I don’t know any other way to start the story about a random trip that will turn out to be one of the best trips in my entire life! Just a bike trip or the beginning of a series of amazing days with someone special? The most important thing to remember is to take your sun cream! Let’s start! The city of Sofia The city of Sofia is one of those cities where it is hard to find a decent destination for a long trip […]
Read Guide…

Burgas: The most beautiful and thriving city at Bulgarian coast

Bulgaria is a beautiful country, located in the Southeastern Europe and it is bordered by the Black Sea to the east. Due to the small territory that it lays, Bulgaria offers a great variety of nature – mountains, rivers, sea, plains, which can be reached easily and in a short time. The four seasons that the country has are a prerequisite for enjoying all different activities and experiences which are done according to the weather conditions.   I am going to introduce you Burgas, the second biggest coastal town in lovely Bulgaria. Burgas is located in the south part of […]
Read Guide…

Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s Unique and Most Ancient Destination

Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s Unique And Most Ancient Destination Bulgaria is gaining more and more fame every day for its magical places and natural wonders. It’s a country that has it all despite its small size – from attractive cities with a rich history of beautiful mountains and golden Black sea beaches. The Bulgarian culture can be experienced in the villages and cities, which have for centuries preserved the authentic spirit and heritage of the country. One such place is the second most populous city – Plovdiv. Why Plovdiv? This city has always been special for Bulgaria with its unique beauty, […]
Read Guide…

Travelling Around Bulgaria: a Walk Through Veliko Tarnovo

…what immortal hand or eye could frame thy… beauty?* Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north-central Bulgaria, which is proudly positioned on three hills known as Sveta Gora, Trapezista, and Tsarevets. It is nestled on the Yantra River that so beautifully runs around its hills. From a bird’s eye view, it is spectacular: all you can see is the many turns of the river and the vegetation concealing it. Blue and green prevail. There is so much nature here. It has this allure that makes you forget who you are and where you are. Retreating to one of its nooks […]
Read Guide…

Hot is the new Cool in Sapareva Banya: Bulgaria

 Welcome to Sapareva Banya in Bulgaria This weekend it was really hot in Sofia, Bulgaria, and by hot I mean 36 degrees Celsius (in Fahrenheit that would be 96.3 if I am correct). Either way – there was a serious chance to get a sunstroke or a heat stroke even while hiding in the darkness of one`s apartment. I confess that I am a “winter child”, although the summer also has its benefits. And while some people like the idea of “ice bucket challenge” or sunbathing at the roof of a multi-level building, let’s say that I am a little […]
Read Guide…

Sofia's hidden treasure – The South Park

  Where’s the green Sofia? Sofia is the capital and the largest city in Bulgaria. It is situated on the Balkan peninsula in the western part of the country. The city lays in the feet of Vitosha mountain and from birds view it looks like a green lake. Although it is home to 1.68 million people it has conserved its green areas of parks and gardens. If you happen to travel to Sofia and you want to explore the true capital you should visit its parks. They are the place where the citizens go to chill, take a walk, have […]
Read Guide…

A Day in Varna – The Beautiful Capital of the Bulgarian Coast

Bulgaria has become quite popular with its beaches, however, not many people think of visiting a big city while on a beach holiday. Well, Varna is a city that offers a bit from both worlds to its visitors. Regardless of whether you are coming on a day trip or staying for a weekend – Varna has a lot of activities available to make your stay worth a while. Below I will share with you a plan for a day journey around the City Center which will also leave you plenty of time to spend on the beach. Day Plan – […]
Read Guide…

Longing for traditional Christmas? Then you should visit Bulgaria

With the western version of Christmas increasingly resembling an egoistic festival of greed (or I am being a bit too harsh?), it’s nice to know that countries like Bulgaria – country in the southern part of Europe) – can still offer something in the way of wacky traditional ritual. Many Bulgarian yuletide customs are full of Christmas symbolism, while others date back to a more distant, pagan past. Nowadays many of those are mixed together, creating something really unique. Nevertheless, don't get tricked – if you are visiting Sofia, the capital city, it might be pretty hard to find a […]
Read Guide…

Surprise.. Sofia!

I  didn’t decided to travel to Sofia. It’s just happened, and that’s the kind of travel that has always brought me happiness. I found a cheap plane offer. I never had in my plans Bulgaria, but I have in my plans everything that I didn’t do yet. Plus, I’m an autumn seeker and Sofia is one of the best cities where to see autumn colors. I am from Italy, and medias and prejudices have made me picturing an image of Bulgaria. I know that I am a traveler and as a traveler I am supposed to don’t have any kind […]
Read Guide…

A Weekend at the Roof of the Balkans

Where and What Is the Roof of the Balkans Bulgaria is probably one of those places that you have heard almost nothing about – yet, whenever you have come across someone who has been there at least once, the feedback has invariably been one of amazement, if not slight bewilderment. On the one hand it’s a small country, roughly the size (and population) of Arizona. On the other, Bulgaria sports a tremendous diversity of cultural sites, folk traditions, and yes, breath-taking landscapes as well. From the ancient quarters at the heart of its major cities Sofia and Plovdiv, to the […]
Read Guide…

Bulgaria's Hidden Treasures: Oreshak and the Troyan Monastery

The beauty of the Bulgarian mountains Hidden in the Northern slopes of Stara Planina, Oreshak is a small village with a population of approximately 300 people. Only about 4 kilometers away from Troyan, a bigger and a bit more touristic town, Oreshak has an atmosphere of friendliness and hospitality. Like most of the small mountain villages in the country, it has savored the spirit of an ancient Bulgaria, from the typical architecture to the small, family-run restaurants that offer traditional Bulgarian food. The beauty of the mountains and forests, in between which this little village rests, is incomparable. The fresh […]
Read Guide…

Varna: A place for every taste

I'm from Macedonia, so Bulgaria is our neighbor country and very close to us and yet this year was my first time visiting Bulgaria in the summer. I always thought of Bulgaria as my ‘winter hideout’ visiting the many ski centers and Spa resorts it has. The only thing I can say: I wished I spent my summers here before. Because me and my husband a very adventures spirit we went on a road trip, as we do almost every year, with couple of friends from here and Bulgaria. So we made our travel map and begin the trip to […]
Read Guide…
Load More