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Traveladvisor in Bulgaria: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation.

Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best.

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How is the weather in Bulgaria ?

Sofia
scattered clouds
21.8 ° C
23.9 °
21.8 °
60 %
2.1kmh
40 %
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22 °
Mon
27 °
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29 °
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About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a beautiful mountainous country lying in Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe bordering the Black Sea to the east, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, Romania to the north, Greece and Turkey to the south. Bulgaria also borders Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia along the sea.

The largest and the capital city is Sofia. The country may be very small in area but it is rich in ancient culture, picturesque locales, down to earth and friendly people who provide the warmth and hospitality of old days. Bulgaria is known as “Land of Roses” due to the largest production of roses here. Although Bulgaria is known mostly for its sea resorts much of the actual country can be explored in great mountain regions, with many ski resorts a perfect destination for skiers.

No means Yes and Yes means No

Like any other country Bulgaria has its own customs too and normal courtesies should be followed. Handshaking is customary. Dress should be conservative but can be casual. Souvenirs from home country are appreciated if invited to home. In Bulgaria, a nod of the head means ‘no’ and a shake of the head means ‘yes’. Tipping up to 10 to 12 percent is customary for all services including restaurants, bars, clubs, taxis etc.

Population & Languages

The population of Bulgaria is roughly 7.4 million and the official language being spoken is Bulgarian. Turkish and Roma are also spoken by considerable percentage of the population.

Travel

By Air – The national airline of Bulgaria is Bulgaria Air. Other international airlines operating from Bulgaria include Bulgaria include Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, El Al Israel Airlines, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, MALEV Hungarian Airlines, Olympic Airlines and Swiss Air. Sofia International Airport EAD (SOF) is the biggest airport which is like six miles east of Sofia. Other international airport is Varna International Airport (VAR) located in the western outskirts of the city about five miles from Varna.

Sea – The important international ports are Bourgas and Varna along the Black Sea.

River – Ferries can cross into Romania from Vidin to Calafat.

By Rail – Sofia is connected to Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, Paris, Vienna, Munich and Berlin through frequent services of trains.

Climate

The climate of Bulgaria can be termed as temperate with hot and dry summers and cold and damp winters. Summer temperatures average around 75°F (24°C) and winter temperatures average about 32°F (0°C). The ideal time to visit Bulgaria is summer.

Visit Bulgaria A-Z

Balchik

Balchik Travel Wiki Travel to Balchik You’ll find Balchick along the northern shores of the Bulgarian Black Coast, just a quick day trip from Varna.  It’s a sprawling community, built along a series of terraces that overlook the water, making it one of the most beautiful cities you can visit in the region. Originally founded as a Thracian settlement, the rich agricultural opportunities in the region helped the city developed into a melting pot of cultures. During your stay, be sure to...

Bansko

Bansko Travel Wiki Travel to Bansko Bansko is a well known ski and snow boarding resort in Southwest Bulgaria about 170 km from the capital Sofia and about 180 km from the city Plovdiv. Also outside the winter season is Bansko is a popular tourist destination as a starting point for a number of hiking trips and mountain bike routes in the Pirin Mountains, the Rila Mountains and the Western Rhodope Mountains. Travel and vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria Here you can find information about travel and...

Belogradchik

Belogradchik Travel Wiki Travel to Belogradchik Belogradchik is a small community that you’ll find in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. It is right on the border of Serbia and is a quick day trip away from the Danube River. Despite its size, however, you’ll find that the exploration opportunities here are quite numerous indeed. The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of formations that are spread out along the mountains and some reach over 200m in height. They have also been...

Borovets

Borovets Travel Wiki Travel to Borovets Borovets, or Chamkoria as it was originally known, is a beautiful mountain resort community that is located on the northern slops of Rila. It’s just a short drive from Samokov and a day trip from Plovdiv or Sofia. Borovets is the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria, with a history dating to 1896. It was originally established as a community to be a place for hunting by the Bulgarian royalty, but its stunning location and access...

Burgas

Burgas Travel Wiki Travel to Burgas Situated on the Black Sea, Burgas is the center of the commercial fishing industry for its country, as well as being the home of one of the largest oil refineries in Europe. Situated next to a bay and surrounded by plenty of lakes, birding is a common reason to visit a city that literally translates to “fortress.” Over 60 endangered species of birds make the central city lake of Burgas home, so it is a chance...

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