Bulgaria surprises many. It is prettier and more hospitable than may people expect, while remaining a cheap destination. The town of Bansko has become a popular ski destination. Most tourism is divided between the winter resorts in the southwast and the summer resorts on the Black Sea such as Varna.

Beautiful churches and castles lie throughout the country and the northwest has the amazing Belogradchik rocks and fortress. The huge rocks protrude in fabulous shapes from a lush green forest. The Danube runs along the northern border of the country and Rousse is a city on it with eclectic architecture.


Bulgaria flag

Why you should go:

Either for the sun or the snow.

Why you shouldn't:

The Cyrillic alphabet makes getting around difficult for those unfamiliar with it.

Map of Bulgaria