Bulgaria truly has it all – majestic mountains, picturesque villages, exciting city life and sandy beaches! It is the ultimate summer destination, without getting over crowded by tourists. This unique country boasts breathtaking natural scenery – forests and rivers, alongside some truly exciting urban vibes. Check out these great things to do for your road trip in Bulgaria this 2018!
Sofia is Bulgaria’s cool capital and has an old world meets new world feel to it. The beautiful Ottoman mosques reside alongside impressive churches, manicured parks and modern city life. If you’re just focusing on this country, it’s likely you’ll be flying into the capital, so Sofia is a natural place to start your road trip in Bulgaria from. Be sure to say a prayer in the magnificent Nevsky Cathedral before heading off on your road trip in Bulgaria!
Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s second largest city has a beautiful old town that towers over the city center. The old town is renowned for its Bulgarian Renaissance architectural style and colorful houses.
Belogradchik Fortress – This fairytale fortress is dramatic and breathtaking, surrounded by amazing scenery and almost blends into its rocky surrounding. It’s a definite must for your road trip in Bulgaria!
Nessebar – This ancient town is located on a peninsula on the Black Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dated back almost 3000 years and a stroll in its cobbled lanes will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time.
Rila Monastery – This picturesque monastery boasts beautiful arches that are striped in black and white. Built in the 10th century, this magical monastery is a spiritual attraction to both locals and tourists alike.
Iskar River – This beautiful river is the longest river flowing through Bulgaria, passing through charming villages, hills and mountains.
Sozopol – Sozopol has so much to offer. It has a charming old town with narrow cobbled lanes, it is located on a beautiful beach and it is still an authentic, local and enchanting sea side resort.
Veliko Târnovo – An ancient city which is rich in history and impressive monuments. The most prominent one is Tsarevets Fortress. This beloved and magnificent monument impressively overlooks the city from the top of Tsarevets hill and boasts the remains of 18 churches, the royal palace, an execution rock and many houses – another must for your road trip in Bulgaria.
Devetashka Cave – These breathtaking caves are a natural phenomenon as well as a historic one. These caves have been inhibited for more than 70,000 years!
Bansko – The biggest and most impressive ski resort in Bulgaria is also a stunning summer time destination. In the winter you can ski and party to your heart’s desire and in August you can enjoy a jazz festival. For those who ski in Europe, Bulgaria is a much cheaper destination so this is also good to know!
Let us know if you go on this road trip in Bulgaria!Please let us know thoughts in the comments below and send us your vacation pics! Happy travels 🙂