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Bulgaria holidays in the summer are a fantastically affordable prospect and offer a range of safe, sunny beaches; however, the landscape of Bulgaria also makes it a popular skiing holiday destination in the winter.

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Holiday Image Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
13% Saving
  • Date:19 Sep 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Bed and Breakfast
  • From:Manchester
From £201pp
Holiday Image Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
13% Saving
  • Date:19 Sep 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Half Board
  • From:Manchester
From £201pp

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Facts about Bulgaria
  • Largest Resort: Sunny Beach
  • Capital City: Sofia
  • Currency: Lev
  • Main Language: Bulgarian
  • Main Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christianity

The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is a superb holiday destination not just because of its 235 miles of coastline (of which 80 miles are sandy beaches), but because Bulgarian summer temperatures hover around 28°C and the surrounding Balkan Mountains are covered with thick forests that provide perfect backdrops for a beach holiday.

Divided between the region’s two largest cities - Varna in the north and Bourgas in the south - there are numerous major resorts and attractions that are accessible from either of the international airports, which service the whole region. As a result of Bulgaria’s location at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, the country has played an important role throughout history, particularly in terms of trade. For this reason, there are numerous interesting historical sites on the coast, including the Euxinograd Palace in Varna and ancient Thracian settlements like Ahtopol and Balchik. In particular, the World Heritage Site Nessebar or “Pearl of the Black Sea” is an ancient town that has been occupied by various civilisations spanning three millennia.

Holiday Hypermarket provides getaways to major resorts on the Black Sea Coast, meaning you can pick and choose the place that suits you. Fill in your flight dates to look for the latest deals to Bulgaria and remember to adjust the settings to select your accommodation. You can also set the star rating from two to five stars so you can opt for cheap-and-cheerful hotels or something classier - depending on your budget.

Holiday Regions in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s Varna region is green and rocky with grand headlands at Cape Galata and Cape St. Athanasius, while much of the environment is protected in reserves. It also has several large beaches divided up by coves and forest areas where ancient oaks grow. While the city of Varna is the third-largest in the country, the nearby resort town of Golden Sands (10 miles downtown) is the largest and most popular in the region. Adjacent to the Golden Sands National Park, the resort has a reputation for its excellent accommodation.

In the south, the Bourgas region is also home to a large number of Black Sea resorts that take advantage of the region’s wide, golden beaches. Much flatter than the landscape in the north, Bourgas is distinguished by its huge selection of flowers and protected wetland areas. The large holiday complex, Sunny Beach (less than one mile from the ancient town of Nessebar), is sometimes called the summer party capital of Europe as it’s packed with clubs, bars and pubs that provide an upbeat atmosphere.

There are numerous activities and resorts to choose in Bourgas including wind surfing in Duni, mountain biking around Elenite, touring Thracian and ancient Greek remains in Obzor or taking a boat from St Vlas to the fascinating town of Nessebar.

Bordering Romania in the north and Turkey in the south, Bulgaria’s Black Sea Riviera is the most popular holiday district in the country, and for good reason. Large white and gold beaches draw visitors to hundreds of miles of coastline, particularly in the summer season between May and October, when visitors can enjoy up to 300 hours of sunshine in a single month.

Bulgaria Regions

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