05 Jun 2025
June and Early July are a Great Time to Go on Holiday
June and July is a great time to take a break from the daily grind and book a holiday to re charge. There are lots of reasons why now (June 2024) is a great time to book a holiday, here are a few of ours…  Low Prices   During June and early July we have some unbeatable deals on our package holidays to Bulgaria with prices starting from around £249! So that’s the main reason, because these prices are the lowest of the summer season! Add to that the very low prices in Bulgaria (this year you can still buy a large beer for about £1!) and you can see what great value a holiday in Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays is.  Beautiful
08 May 2025
10 Great Activities in Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach has something for everyone. A hotel to suit any need or budget, a restaurant to suit any taste and as for entertainment, well you name it and you can do it in and around Sunny Beach! Here we have chosen 10 different things to do that we think you’ll enjoy while on holiday in this bustling resort… A day on the beach When on holiday in Sunny Beach you just have to spend some time on the beach! It stretches for miles around the bay, from St Vlas to Nessebar. You can relax on the beautiful sand, take a dip in the cool waters of the Black Sea and then enjoy a cold and refreshing drink or a bit to eat in the numerous
01 May 2024
Our Tips for the Best Things to do in Nessebar
We’ve written numerous blogs about Nessebar, and why not, it is most definitely the jewel in Bulgaria’s Black Sea crown. It is a city with a history dating back thousands of years so there’s plenty to see. It’s not all history though as there’s plenty of modern attractions too, so read on for our tips of the best things to see and do in Nessebar… Wonder through the old town. If you do one thing on this list, please make sure it’s this one! Nessebar is a UNESCO Heritage Site for a very good reason. This is because it has thousands of years of history that can be witnessed as you wander through the cobbled streets. While
24 Apr 2024
Bansko Voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort’ in the 2023 World Ski Awards
BANSKO has been voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort’ in the Prestigious 2023 World Ski Awards.   The World Ski Awards are voted for by a combination of ski professionals, tour operators, ski journalists and the general public. Over 4 million votes were cast making the World Ski Awards the ski industry’s leading awards.   Bansko have won this award every year since 2013, only the Austrian resort of Kitzbuhel, Val Thorens in France and Deer Valley in the USA can say the same.   ‘We are happy to win this Oscar of ski tourism for the eleventh time in a row, because it
10 Apr 2024
Nessebar – The Perfect Choice
The enchanting town of Nessebar is a perfect choice for a holiday this summer. It has everything you could want from a holiday; wonderful weather, glorious beaches, a historic old town, quality hotels and there’s plenty to do when the sun goes down too. There is lots written about this beautiful town overlooking the Black Sea, mostly by us! We would like to tell you why Nessebar is such a great choice for a holiday and how it has something for most holidaymakers, here goes…. Wonderful Weather and Beaches As Nessebar is in Bulgaria, a country which borders Greece and Turkey, the weather here is fabulous! The mercury hovers
19 Mar 2024
Great news, the fantastic ski resort of Pamporovo is back on sale.
Pamporovo is a fantastic ski resort. It is set high in the Rhodope Mountains among magnificent pine forests at a height of 1,620 metres, it has 38 km of marked ski runs, including the a new 7km long run and 25 kilometers of cross country tracks. There is another new feature, lift passes will give you access to the Mechi Chal ski zone at Chepelare resort with a free shuttle bus service to take you between the two. Chepelare is just 10kms from Pamporovo and it has the longest ski run in Bulgaria. Pamporovo itself is perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers. It has a wide choice of nursery slopes plus there are plenty of easy and
16 Feb 2024
Wet & Wild Fun in Bulgaria
Our Guide to Aqua Parks & Hotels with Waterslides in Bulgaria… Bulgaria enjoys such glorious sunny weather a day of fun at an aqua park is a must! Well, we are pleased to say that Bulgaria has plenty of Aqua Parks to choose from. There’s one in Sunny Beach, Nessebar and Albena and many hotels have their own aqua park or waterslides. Here is our guide to aqua parks in Bulgaria... (Aqua Parks) Sunny Beach - Action Aqua Park Action Aqua Park is attached to Hotel Aqua Nevis and anyone can use it. It’s a great day out as it has all types of slides. For thrill seekers there’s the Kamikaze, turbulence or the twister, perhaps go
14 Feb 2024
All About Borovets…
This week we take a look at Borovets, Bulgaria’s most popular ski resort, although Bansko, its noisy neighbour, is gaining all the time! Set in the Rila Mountains, Borovets was originally developed for Bulgarian royalty to use almost exclusively, but thankfully these days everyone can visit and enjoy this wonderful ski resort with its soaring mountain peaks, excellent skiing and a lively apres ski scene. Located in the Rila Mountains in south west Bulgaria, the resort itself is 1320 metres above sea level (rising to 2560 metres at its highest point), has 58kms of ski runs, 5kms of advanced or black runs and the rest are for
09 Feb 2024
Turkish Delight in Northern Cyprus
When we decided to add a new summer destination we had to think very carefully. We didn’t want to offer somewhere that millions of people visit every year. We wanted to offer somewhere new and different and as soon as we looked at Northern Cyprus our mind was made up, this beautiful part of this Mediterranean island has over 30 unspoilt sandy beaches lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, towns and cities crammed full of ancient history and of course those hot summers where the sun shines 340 days a year! Cyprus is split into two separate countries, the southern part is Greek and Northern Cyprus is the Turkish part.
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 would be an high grade 4 Star or
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