Stob Pyramids Rila monastery

2 amazing sights on your way to Rila Monastery – Stob Pyramids and Bohemia waterfalls

Many visitors of Bulgaria head to Rila Monastery in the first days of their stay, and this is awesome. Rila Monastery is definitely a place everyone coming to Bulgaria should visit. Moreover, it is fairly easily accessible with rent a car, bus shuttles, inter city buses, etc. But, if you…

Villa Armira featured

The Roman Villa Armira – a jewel in Southern Bulgaria

If you love exploring historical sights, the Roman Villa Armira close to the city of Ivaylovgrad should definitely land in your Bulgaria sightseeing list. Located in the midst of the beauty of Eastern Rhodopi mountain, the villa is one of the hidden jewels of Southern Bulgaria! And one that definitely…

God's Eyes cave tunnel What to see in Bulgaria

God’s Eyes – the longest cave tunnel in Bulgaria

If you are based in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo or Pleven during your stay in Bulgaria, a great choice for a one-day trip is visiting the longest cave tunnel in Bulgaria and a splendid natural phenomenon – God’s Eyes. Hardly anyone has asked why it has been named God’s Eyes since…

Castle in Ravadinovo

The castle in Ravadinovo

If you have been to the southern part of the Bulgarian seaside, you’ve probably heard or at least seen from the road the impressive Castle of Ravadinovo. I had seen it across the road numerous times, while it was still being built, but did not consider something worth visiting. The…

Best place to ski in Bulgaria Pamprovo

Skiing in Bulgaria – where to go and how to reach

More and more people are coming to ski in Bulgaria recently. And no wonder – we do have some great ski resorts for skiers of all levels. In addition, getting a complete package (accommodation + food + ski pass) may not be costly at all and you can arrange it…

Archaeology park Topolnitsa Chavdar

One-day escape from Sofia to the village of Chavdar

Sofia, being the capital of Bulgaria, is one of the several cities attracting the majority of tourists. However, continuous city sightseeing is often not to the likes of many, especially families with kids. So, I’ll be posting on the blog ideas for one-day escapes from Sofia, with or without kids….

Veliki Preslav – the capital of the Second Bulgarian State

If you are anywhere in Northeastern Bulgaria, e.g relaxing on the Northern part of the Bulgarian seaside (Varna and around) or visiting Veliko Tarnovo, I’d recommend you steer away some 100 kms to visit the ancient fortified city of Veliki Preslav – the capital of the Second Bulgarian State. A well-preserved…

Momchil’s fotress and the stunning view over Rhodopi mountains

If you are visiting the resort of Pamporovo (Southern Bulgaria) on your holiday, take a day to visit Momchil’s fortress, some 25 kms from the resort. Built in the 6th century, it has been numerously destroyed, rebuilt and inhabited throughout the history if Bulgaria. It was last used by the…

Etropole monastery

The beautiful city of Etropole in Stara Planina

I’ve always enjoyed visiting the small cities of Bulgaria. They are so much different from each other, having such a warm atmosphere where everyone knows each other. At first one thinks there shouldn’t be much to be done in those, nothing like the ‘cool busy life in the capital’ but…

The Canyon of 46 waterfalls near Smolyan

In this post I will cover one of the best natural attractions for me in Bulgaria – the Canyon of Waterfalls. This is an ecopath near Smolyan/resort of Pamporovo, that despite being absolutely impressive and must-see, is still little known. I assume the reason is that it has only recently…