Despite a turbulent history, Bulgaria is the oldest surviving state in Europe to have kept its original name (since AD681) and most of the population are descendants of the Bulgar invasion of the south Danube around that time.
A Balkan country with spectacular mountains and a coastline on the Black Sea, Bulgaria has a lot to offer to visitors. With mountains occupying half the country’s territory, Bulgaria is emerging as a new bargain ski destination. Visitors can stay in towns and villages that have aimed to preserve the authentic Bulgarian spirit and hospitality.
Bulgaria is especially proud of its rich folklore traditions. Folk dances, music, national costumes and traditional rituals play an important part in the life of Bulgarians. In addition, the Black Sea Coast has over 370km (232 miles) of coastline with sandy beaches and numerous attractive resorts which are ideal for both traditional seaside family holidays or more active stays.
Airlines to fly to Bulgaria: Lufthansa, Air France, United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia, Malev, Czech Airlines, LOT, Aerosvit, Turkish Airlines, British Airways.
Cities to fly to Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna