Discover the long history
Bulgaria has a long and varied history that is beautifully demonstrated within Nessebar's old town. Travel along the narrow stretch of land which leads out to the peninsula town where the atmosphere of ancient spirituality has been preserved within the 44 churches, one of which has stood since the year 1000AD.
Outside of that there are other museums to see in Nessebar while Obzor Beach highlights the country's Roman history with an ancient temple dedicated to Jupiter.
Summer parties at Sunny Beach
While the culture and nature are terrific highlights of holidays in Bulgaria, thousands of visitors come to the region to sample the fantastic nights out promised by Sunny Beach.
Throughout the summer holiday season you'll find pub crawls, beach parties, foam parties, world famous DJs and so many more amazing perks on nights out in Sunny Beach. The majority of other resorts provide calmer settings with cocktails and other cold drinks enjoyed in beach bars.
Obzor Beach provides some nightly fun with a 24-hour bar based on the beach. St Vlas's marina is a romantic spot after dark while the town's hotels feature fun entertainment and music clubs.
Varied shopping options
You're never short of souvenir opportunity in Bulgaria with a plethora of tourism shops featuring typical holiday wares. Beach gear, clothing and accessories can be purchased throughout the streets of many resorts.
Places of special note include the upmarket selection of fashion at St Vlas's marina, Bulgarian wines within the wineries of Nessebar and the huge selection offered within Sunny Beach's open air shopping centre at Royal Mall.
Bulgaria is central to a number of famous food countries so its cuisine encompasses Italian, Russian and Middle Eastern flavours.
Some of the popular meals here include the meat stews, grilled sausages, pork kebabs and stuffed courgettes. The Middle Eastern influence is felt with Indian styled dishes that include Bulgaria's own take on rice and curry.
Bulgarian wine is a fantastic accompanying drink to your meals while there are also a number of popular beers brewed and served throughout the country.
Direct flights from the UK to Bourgas Airport will take approximately three and a half hours. The transfer to your accommodation will then depend on your chosen resort. Nessebar is the closest with a transfer time of just over half an hour while Obzor Beach will take around an hour to reach.
The towns are fairly close to each other so it is easy to resort-hop if you want to try an experience offered elsewhere. Taxis and buses are available or you can choose to hire a car too.