01 Feb 2024
Luxury Holidays in Bulgaria
As the true specialist tour operator to Bulgaria, we are the first to say that whatever your budget we have a holiday for you. With that in mind let’s have a look at the luxury end of things in Bulgaria and ask the question, what luxury holidays does Bulgaria offer? Well, we sent a crack team to check out a selection of luxury hotels along the Black Sea coast…(it’s a difficult job, but hey, someone has to do it!). This is what they came back with… First, let’s define luxury. Of course one person’s idea of luxury isn’t the same as someone else’s, but generally we would say a luxury hotel
26 Jan 2024
Get a Taste of Bulgarian Food
We know that All Inclusive Hotels are very popular these days but there is still something special about a day spent on the beach and then going back to your hotel for a shower and then hitting the town for a lovely dinner as the sun sets. This is what helps make holidays special… So, if you are Booking Self Catering or Bed and Breakfast then this blog is for you! There’s a wide choice of restaurants in the resorts we offer. Big restaurants on the beach, restaurants on the main street, small restaurants tucked away in a side street …all of them serving food from all over the world. So, which one do you choose? Well,
11 Jan 2024
There’s Lots to Do on Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast…
We all look for something different from our holidays, some of us like to relax by the pool or on the beach, some like to explore the local area, or perhaps a bit of both. Whatever you like to do Bulgaria can accommodate you, that’s the beauty of this wonderful country. Your accommodation is also very important and this is where Bulgaria scores highly as there is such a wide choice, more of that later!The largest resort in Bulgaria is Sunny Beach. It is a big resort with so much to do, so how about starting the day with a trip to the beautiful sandy beach? Here you can hire a parasol and a sun lounger or you can find a space where you
28 Apr 2023
The Castle Of Ravadinovo
When you’ve had a few days on the beach and you fancy a change of scene then a day out at the Castle of Ravadinovo, the castle ‘In love with the wind’, certainly fits the bill!  Located in the town of Ravadinovo, this castle is not what you would expect. It is the brainchild of a Bulgaria architect and its construction was started not in the first millennia, but 1996! It is a true fairy tale castle, similar to one you would see in a Disney film, but nevertheless it is a very impressive building. Built from stone carved from the nearby mountains, the walls are covered by dense Ivy giving the castle a feeling that is
26 Jul 2022
History and Landmarks of Sozopol Town
Balkan Holidays have fantastic offers for you to spend your summer holiday in Sozopol,  Bulgaria. The history of Sozopol dates back to as far as the ancient Greek times when settlers arrived here with the intention of founding a polis (city-state) on the site, in around 600 BC. According to ancient Greek mythology, the name of the polis was Apollonia, named after Apollon, the God of Music and Poetry.   During the course of history, the city which is now Sozopol was destroyed in multiple occasions: first by the Romans in 72 BC, then in 1453 by Turkish hordes, the latter focusing on destroying all the medieval
22 Apr 2022
Nessebar - A Historic Slice of Heaven
Situated north of Bourgas and south of the Stara Mountain, Nessebar is a Black Sea coastal resort with a rich history dating back some 3000 years. The old part of the city is located on a small piece of terrain linked to the mainland by a narrow neck of land. The new part of the city is situated on the coastline and has grown significantly over recent years creating invisible borders between Nessebar and the surrounding cities and resorts. Established towards the end of the Bronze Age by the ancient Thracians, Nessebar was originally named Melsambria - the city of Melsas, after its creator. During this time, the city was home to two
30 Apr 2021
History & Landmarks: Sozopol - Town of Refuge
Sozopol Holidays The town of Sozopol in Bulgaria has also got its own unique, interesting atmosphere, similar to Nessebar. Albeit there are no buildings and churches left from the ancient and medieval times, we can still find exciting historical buildings from the 18th and 19th century, and we can spend our days on two beautiful sandy beaches. The seafront surrounded by cliffs provides an astonishing view, especially when viewed from one of the restaurants built on clifftops. You are not allowed to drive into the city centre of Sozopol; you may leave your car in one of the secure car parks provided. The history of Sozopol dates
12 May 2017
On August 1st, the village of Ravadinovo near Sozopol became home to one of Bulgaria’s largest Aqua Parks set on 18 acres of land next to the famous “Love in the Wind” castle.       The Neptun Aqua Park is home to 14 types of water attractions including a whirlwind with intermittent slides and a kamikaze – a nearly plummet slide that is suitable for adrenaline lovers. You can also enjoy two types of Typhoon slides with spiral tubes, organize a race on the slopes of the multi slide, swirl in the tornado or simply relax on the artificial river. In addition to these fantastic attractions, there
10 May 2014
Destination Tip Part Two: Bulgarian Riviera – South
Following on from our article last week featuring the most popular Bulgarian summer holiday resorts of the north, our two part blog special continues with the stunning beach resorts of the south. We start part two with the most popular and well known resort of Sunny Beach... 1. SUNNY BEACH The biggest resort in Bulgaria with the longest and widest beach strip, lined with hotels spread across the beach amongst the dunes, the resort of Sunny Beach lives up to it's name as the sunniest resort for the sunniest people! This popular beach resort was awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag for proven ecological advantages. Sunny Beach has a
24 Jul 2013
Free Wifi Signals A New Era For Sozopol
A new project introduced with funds by the Sozopol municipality was launched earlier this month which provides all guests to Sozopol with free internet access across the popular seaside resort. The company which maintains the service reported that after only a few hours after the service was introduced, 1150 people had already used it. The WiFi service starts from the old town in Sozopol through to the Budzhaka district and many tourists are already enjoying the opportunity to message, call and email friends and family whilst enjoying their summer holiday, free of charge. In addition to the free WiFi, the Sozopol municipality has
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