Though Bulgaria is not as popular as other tourist destinations; it should be at the top of your list when looking for a place to visit. The country has a lot to offer and you’ll be able to take part in numerous fun activities. From exploring the capital Sofia to visiting the numerous beaches around the country, all you need is enough time for the fun. Here are some of the must do things in Bulgaria:
Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and the greatest tourist attraction. Though the city has suffered from the country’s move to democracy, there is still a lot you can do and see. Among all European capitals, Sofia is among the prettiest and when you visit it, you’ll get to learn about the Bulgarians and their culture.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sveta Petka, Church of St. George, and Sofia Synagogue are among the must-visit places in Sofia. You can also choose to visit the Central Sofia Market Hall and the Banya Bashi Mosque and create unforgettable memories.
Visit the Seven Rila Lakes
The Seven Rila Lakes are in Rila National Park which is a 2 hours drive from Sofia. The mountain lakes are at different altitudes ranging from 2100m to 2500m. to get to the top of the mountains, you can opt for the liftchairs where you’ll pay a fee to use them, go for hiking with your friends or hire a 4*4. The easiest and the cheapest way to get to the top of the mountains is the chairs.
Getting to the top of the mountains is not the end of the adventure! You will then hike towards the lakes which will take you about 5 hours. Though this is a difficult task, you will find it quite easy and fulfilling especially if you are physically fit. From seasoned to people who are just learning how to hike, this is the place to be!
Visit the Rose Valley
The Rose Valley is located at the Southern end of Balkan Mountains and at the east of Sredna Gora chain. Here you’ll find fragrant Bulgarian Roses which are today used to make 85% of rose oil globally. To get the best of this valley, you need to visit it between May and June when rose harvesting is ongoing. Spending the afternoon with the harvesters or even taking part in the harvesting will be an unforgettable experience.
Partying in Sunny Beach
How would it feel to visit one of the most popular beaches in Eastern Europe? The Sunny Beach in Bulgaria’s biggest beaches and is popular for the crazy night partying and lively vibes during the day. you can never miss an ongoing event that anyone, whether young or old can participate in. however, most of the people who visit the beach are the younger generation who never tire from partying.
You need a spot you can bask in the sun? You can always find a place you can lie down and enjoy the sunshine, warm waters, and the soft sand.