Holidays to Bulgaria
Bulgaria is a country steeped in history, with a multitude of historic landmarks and buildings dating back thousands of years. If you're looking for a cultural holiday, look no further. Discover Bulgaria's Medieval and Byzantine fortresses; Roman cities; beautiful churches and monasteries; 36 cultural reserves; sanctuaries and mosques, in a land which boasts an amazing 40,000 registered historical monuments.
Among the historically-significant places to visit are those which are listed by UNESCO as sites of World Cultural Heritage. These include the Kazanlak Tomb, dating from around the 4th century BC; the 8th century Madara Horseman; the Thracian Tomb, near Razgrad, dating from the 3rd century BC; the 10th century Boyana Church; the 10th century Rila Monastery; Ivanovo's rock churches and the Old Town in Nesebar. Bulgaria’s historic monasteries have been at the forefront of preserving Bulgaria's Orthodox culture and faith for centuries.
Bulgaria's beaches and coastal activities
The Black Sea Coast is a popular destination for summer holidays. Anyone interested in luxury holidays in Bulgaria couldn't fail to be impressed by its beautiful coastline, which continues for 378km and has 209 golden beaches. Aside from relaxing and sunbathing, the beaches offer a variety of water sports, including surfing, diving, water skiing, fishing and underwater exploration. In 2011,the beaches at Varna, Albena, Dyuni, Pomorie, Elenite, Sozopol, St Vlas, Sunny Beach and Sunny Day beach were recognised by international quality standards for their excellence.
Shopping and local cuisine
Luxury holidays wouldn't be complete without excellent retail and dining facilities. As a rule, world-famous brands can be purchased in Bulgaria at reasonable prices. Bulgaria's diverse shopping experience includes major shopping malls, smaller shops in the resorts and local retailers lining the pedestrian zones, where traditional Bulgarian goods and souvenirs can be bought. Royal Beach, in Sunny Beach, the largest shopping centre on the Black Sea coast, houses more than 140 shops, a spa centre and even cocktail and piano bars.
Traditional Bulgarian cuisine is diverse and delicious, with specialities including salads, stews, breads, pancakes, fritters, cheese, rice, spinach and meat dishes. Many popular dishes are grilled, including meat balls, meat pieces and sausages. Food is traditionally served in clay pots, including casseroles. Local dishes include kavarma, chomlek and kapama,based on traditional recipes, which have been handed down over the centuries.
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