Bulgaria, a tourist treasure that does not resemble anything else in the world. It is small country but strong and courageous in spirit, it is not an economic giant but a historical titan. We do not have unmeasurable treasures, but on the other hand, we have some of the most inspiring mountains with pretty villages. And that’s only a small piece of what Bulgaria owns.
Because, when we think about it, Bulgaria is a true heavenly dream for all of us.
We invite you to a series of trips to the favorite places of some of the Bulgarian travel bloggers from АСТОМ (Association of the owners of tourist online media) who will not only prove you in how rich is the country we live in, but also inspire you for the next trip because adventures are inspiration for us all.
Favorite place: Buzludzha
The monument of Buzludzha is one of the places that impresses with its grandeur. But apart from its impressive size, the UFO-like architectural phenomenon will definitely make you sad with its decaying structure.
Favorite place: Pirin village
30 km west of Gotse Delchev. Tucked away in the mountains, quaint narrow streets, wooden barns, legends of dragons and stolen maids, a place entangled in history and old traditions.
You can find more inspirational stories from Lyubomira on her facebook page!
Favorite place: Ortsevo village
Ortsevo – the personification of the Rhodopi mountain: spaciousness, landscapes, peaks, hospitality, local food. A place that obsess you and pull you back, wherever you are.
More useful tips and beautiful destinations from Rado can be found on his facebook page!
Favorite place: Viden peak
Konyavska mountain is an unpopular destination that provides an authentic experience within the Bulgarian nature. The climbing of Viden peak (1487 m) is easy and pleasant and for the more adventurous people – I recommend to visit the place in winter.
Favorite place: Kazashko village
Find wonderful sunsets in Kazashko, only 15 minutes from Varna. Turn right at the railway crossing and you’ll find a lovely meadow and two bridges.
Favorite place: Ambaritsa hut
Ambaritsa hut is a favorite place of mine not only because of its location in the heart of Stara Planina but also because of the Blueberry Festival – one should experience this festival for themselves! If you love nature and blueberries, this is your place.
Favorite place: from peak Malyovitsa to the lakes
The climbing of Malyovitsa Mountain passes through the picturesque Malyovitsa valley. Then follows the ridge – on the left Rila Monastery, on the right Urdini Lakes, at the front – the vast mountain range. And the end … The Seven Rila Lakes at a glance!
Favorite place: Devil’s trail
The Devil’s trail in the Rhodope Mountains is one of the most interesting places we have visited this year. The trail passes through many wooden stairways and bridges in the gorges of the Buinovska and Chatak Dere Rivers and climbs up to the high Tepe Bair Hill, where you can see an amazing view of the Eagle Eye.
Favorite place: The lavender fields neat Blanitsa village
Finding the lavender fields near Blatnitsa is no easy job. But once you’re near, the aroma will lead you to the purple mix of emotions and happiness!
Favorite place: village of Bilka
The village of Bilka and the adventure Kodzha Kaya – climb three peaks among picturesque natural sceneries, panorama view to the Tsonevo dam and the Balkan in all directions.
Favorite place: village of Bardarski Geran
With its Central European architecture and customs, its two imposing Catholic churches and its Banat Bulgarian population, Bardarski Geran ought to be one of the most curious villages in Bulgaria. Visit in February or August, when Bardarski Geran goes alive with its unique local festivals, the Faršángji Carnival and the Ball.
Favorite place: peak Bezbog
My favourite place in Bulgaria this year is snowy Bezbog in the Pirin mountains. As a winter sports fan, I was lucky to experience one of the heaviest snowfalls this year combined with amazing mountain views.
Favorite place: Yarkovo village
Nestled in the embrace of Vitosha mountain between forests and golden fields, is hidden a village called Yarlovo. Boldly temperamental and romantic, it grabs with its charm, countryside idyll and cozyness, bringing the smell of carelessness and childhood. My favorite place is the Megdan, where everyone gathers at laf mohabet drinking an aperitivo, while grandmothers are sitting around and discussing what’s going on.
Favorite place: Belogradchick rocks
The Madonna, The Horseman, The Monks, The Camel, The Lion and The Bear are not heroes of film productions but the names of the Belogradchik rocks. Every stone in the region has a history and a legend, full of heroism, unhappy love or other sufferings.
These beautiful stones began life around 230 million years ago. The man made “Kaleto” fortress, which was built in the III century. Throughout history, this fortress faithfully served Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgarians and Turks, until 1985.
Bend to the miracles of nature and the majesty of history.