Set on the crossroad between Europe and Asia, Bulgaria is a rapidly emerging destination that not only offers a superb and diverse product in terms of holidays, meeting and incentives planners, but also exceptional experience for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and visitors interested in the cultural setting.
Feel the fragrance of roses. Listen to the bagpipe players in Rhodope Mountains. Taste the famous Bulgarian yoghurt and green cheese.
Welcome to a land of vineyards, abounding in a myriad of quaint local traditions.
Ancient. Sunny. Green.
We will take you on a fascinating journey around Bulgaria that will exceed your expectations – an experience so rich that you will wish to go again...
Area: 111,000 km2 , Population: 7.4 million, Language: Bulgarian
Time zone: EET - Eastern European Time
Climate: moderate and agreeable with four distinct seasons – a beautiful, mild spring when nature bursts into full bloom, a dry and hot summer, a typically long and pleasant autumn, and relatively mild winters with lots of opportunities for skiing.
Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN); 1 EUR = 1.95583 BGN
In circulation: Banknotes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Leva and coins of 1 Lev as well as of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 stotinki
Weights and measures:
- 1 meter (m) = 3.281 feet = 39.37 inches
- 1 kilometre (km) – 3281 feet = 0.621 miles
- 1 square km (m2) = 1550 square inches = 10.76 square feet
- 1 kilogram (kg) – 35.274 ounces = 2.205 pounds
For EU citizens, the regulations applicable in the rest of the European Union apply. Travellers from non- European countries require a valid passport (visa may be required for some countries). They may import only: customs-free personal travel goods such as those needed on a temporary basis for personal use or consumption or for the exercise of their profession.
For more information: http://www.mfa.bg/en/pages/109/index.html
- Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries and the only one that has retained its original name since the country was originally founded in 681 AD.
- The Cyrillic alphabet was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century. Cyrillic is one of the most common writing systems in the world and presently around 252 million people in Eurasia use it as the official alphabet of their respective native languages. Approximately half of them are in Russia.
- The oldest gold in the world was found in Varna, Bulgaria. It dates back to the period 4 600 BC to 4 200 BC.
- There are over 30 000 historical monuments – among them 7 included in UNESCO Register of World Culture Heritage, 36 cultural reserves and 160 monasteries.
- of World Culture Heritage, 36 cultural reserves and 160 monasteries.
- Bulgaria is the largest producer of rose oil, a main ingredient for the perfume industry.
- The famous Bulgarian yogurt is a wonderful probiotic with live bacteria. According to historical evidence its origin can be found some 4000 years ago.
- The Bulgarian army is the only force in the world that has never lost a flag on the battlefield.
- The inventor of the first electronic computer John Atanassoff is of Bulgarian origin.