About Bulgaria

Bulgaria - a delightful corner of the Balkan Peninsula, endowed with such components as the great climate, beautiful mountains, charming seaside resorts, healing thermal springs, rich cultural heritage, Orthodox shrines, bright national traditions and more.

"Mouzenidis Travel" invites you to discover with us all the facets of holidays in Bulgaria and enjoy the atmosphere of this wonderful country of warm sun, colorful landscapes and limitless hospitality!

  • The state capital: Sofia
  • Official language: Bulgarian
  • Currency: Bulgarian lev (BGN)
  • The time zone in Bulgaria: GMT +1
  • Climate: moderate continental, Mediterranean
  • Population: 7,364,570 (as per Census 2011)
  • Political system: parliamentary republic
  • Telephone code: The international dialing code +359

The Republic of Bulgaria is situated in south-eastern Europe, on the picturesque Balkan Peninsula, in its eastern extremity. Its name country owes the peoples who inhabited these lands since immemorial times.

The country borders with 5 countries: in the south - with Greece and Turkey, to the west - with Serbia and Montenegro, on the south-west with Macedonia, in the north - with Romania, and in the east Bulgaria bordering the Black Sea. Despite its small size, only 110 550 sq km, which is slightly larger than the area of ​​Iceland, the country has a surprisingly varied landscape.

Here you will find picturesque valleys, wild rivers, snow-capped peaks, lowlands, mysterious gorges and alpine plateaus. Three mountain ranges in Bulgaria - Pirin, Rila and Rhodope - permeate the country from east to west. Eastern regions are hillier, while in the west high-altitude regions are dominated, the height of individual peaks here reaches 2900 meters.

Bulgaria's capital and its largest city - the ancient Sofia - located at the foot of the mountains Vitosha and Lyulin. Sofia - is not only a political, economic and cultural center of the country, but also the concentration of the unique architectural heritage of three cultures - ancient (Fortress Serdica), Byzantine (the church of St. Sophia, the rotunda of St. George) and Ottoman (Mosque Banya Bashi, Mosque Black). The hallmark of the city is the magnificent church of Alexander Nevsky, built in 1908 in honor of the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 - 1878 period.

Other largest cities are Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Stara Zagora, and others.

Bulgaria is divided into 28 provinces and 264 regions, each of which is not only in its own peculiar, but it is also the custodian of centuries-old national traditions.

1 January 2007 Bulgaria joined the European Union.

Winter tourism in Bulgaria

Beautiful nature of winter fairy tale, the beautiful Bulgarian sun, new tracks, modern equipment spas, cozy atmosphere and comfortable hotels allow ski resorts in Bulgaria (Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo) to become more popular every year. It attracts tourists from all over Europe, there are international sports competitions, new hotels of different categories 2 * -5 *, providing high-quality and comfortable stay for all guests and infrastructure never ceases to develop.

Rocky peaks, snow-covered pine forests, picturesque slopes... One of the most popular ski resorts in Bulgaria is a charming Bansko, lying at altitudes of 990 - 2600 m above sea level. The resort is located adjacent to a unique national park, included by UNESCO experts on the World Heritage list.
It offers instructors, speaking different languages, excellent tracks of any complexity, excellent facilities for young lovers of skiing, fun park for snowboarders, as well as comfortable hotels, many restaurants for every taste and enchanting nature of Pirin Mountain.

2-meter snow cover and a long season, which lasts from November to April, allow fans of skiing and snowboarding to enjoy their favorite sports during long 6 months. Picturesque views, favorable climate and comfort of modern hotels await all visitors of this delightful winter resort.

Currency
The official Bulgarian currency - the lev, divided into 100 stotinki. You can find banknotes in circulation in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 levs, as well as coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 stotinki and 1 lev.

The climate – the weather
The climate, as well as the nature of Bulgaria, is quite diverse. The uniqueness of its landscape determines the climatic conditions of each region. So, a continental climate prevails in the winter with low temperatures and heavy snowfalls, and in summer - the Mediterranean, which provides a warm and rainless weather during the summer months.

Weather in Bulgaria by months:

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Daily

 +6 ˚C 

 +5 ˚C 

 +7˚C 

 +12˚C 

 +19 ˚C 

 +25 ˚C 

 +27 ˚C 

 +28 ˚C 

 +25 ˚C 

 +12 ˚C 

 +10 ˚C 

 +12 ˚C 

At night

-6 ˚C

-4 ˚C

-1˚C

+5 ˚C

+10 ˚C

+18 ˚C

+ 21˚C

+22˚C

+17 ˚C

+5 ˚C

+3 ˚C

-3 ˚C

Entertainment
Bulgaria offers a wide variety of entertainment; here everyone can find something to enjoy. For you - a fascinating routes through the picturesque traditional towns (Dobarsko, Ognyanovo, Melnik), the famous sights of Sofia, a trip to the Orthodox shrines (Rila Monastery, Rozhen Monastery), a unique eco-parks, travel to the origins of nature, wellness treatments in the healing waters of the hot springs (Sandanski), horseback riding, wine and gastronomic discoveries and much more. Each of your days will be filled with new experiences and unforgettable experience!

Shopping in Bulgaria
Shops in all Bulgarian cities are open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 20:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00. But at most resorts you can not worry about the time and enjoy shopping till late evening seven days a week. It features numerous food shops operating 24 hours.

What bring from Bulgaria? The choice of souvenirs here is very wide: from the essential oil of rose, products made of lace and small icons to antiques and wine.