A beach holiday in Bulgaria is great for both long and short holidays. The country has beautiful landscapes stretching from the sea shores all the way to the foothills of the Alps. Bulgaria is a mainly northern Balkan country with varied terrain including rugged mountains, the black sea coast, rivers, and the beautiful Danube river. A cultural mosaic with Ottoman, Greek, Slavic, and Persian influences, it shares a rich tradition of art, dance, costumes, crafts, and folk traditions. At the foothills of the majestic Danube mountains is its beautiful capital city, Sofia, dating back to the 5th Century B.C.
Bulgaria is an excellent location for any type of holiday. Whether you want an active beach holiday or something relaxing in the mountains, Bulgaria has it all. The climate is tropical from May to October when temperatures are mild, whereas in the wintertime Bulgaria can be cold with average temperatures dipping below freezing. The most popular beaches in Bulgaria include Dokova, Kvarner, Pohorje, Krasnitska, Kavarna, Yambino, Stara Zagora, and Poplavo, with a variety of accommodation available from backpackers’ hostels to luxury holiday resorts. The sunny beach resorts of Varna and Burgas are particularly popular with families staying in self-catering apartments and villas.
Most beaches in Bulgaria are sandy and offer a clear blue water, making them perfect for swimming and other water activities like surfing, windsurfing, sailing, etc. However, there are some rocky areas along the coasts as well as some with deep holes in the water due to erosion. These spots are often blocked by tourists and make them less visited. Some of the most popular Bulgarian beaches are Cerkno, Craciov, Codrin, Kaspallina, Pohorje, Prijani, Poplavo, Tsilka, Tonkine, Karpas, and Skopeles. While many beaches are made artificially, others are found naturally and have fine sand. For those wanting to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Black Sea, the beaches of Burgas and Krasnitska are very popular.
Beach holiday in Bulgaria requires planning far in advance as much of the accommodation options are booked way in advance. The coast of Sofia is very busy during peak tourist seasons, so flights must be booked months ahead. For those wanting to avoid the crowds and long queues at the resorts, the better option may be to book a beach holiday package at one of the many cheap flight websites.
Beach holiday in Bulgaria can be enjoyed by families, couples, retirees, students, or any traveller looking for a place to go out and relax. On a sunny summer day, the golden sands resorts of Sofia are very pleasant to visit. The food is also great as the local chefs know how to prepare traditional dishes from Bulgarian ingredients.
An excellent accommodation option for all travellers coming to Bulgaria from the United Kingdom is the Grifid Metropol Hotel. Located right on the Black Sea coast, the hotel overlooks the region with its beautiful terraced garden. The Grifid Metropol Hotel caters mainly to UK tourists but there are many rooms available for rent outside of this area.
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