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…

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….

Park Vrana near Sofia – the perfect escape from the heat of the capital

It was about a year or so ago that I heard about Vrana park being opened for visitors. I knew it used to be the summer residence of the Royal family until World War II, but hadn’t really managed to drop by and take a closer look. In the heat of this summer,…

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…

View to the fortress entrance Tsari Mali Grad

Tsari Mali Grad – the fortress near Sofia

If you happen to be in Sofia and have a car, you can do a quick daily escape to the fortress of Tsari Mali Grad. A very pleasant historical sight combining a bit of walking, kids activities and sightseeing. How to reach: Tsari Mali Grad (from Bulgarian: the small city…

Residential areas in Nikopolis ad Nestum

The ancient Roman city Nikopolis ad Nestum near the village of Garmen

I’m a big fan of historical ruins so this first post on the blog will be dedicated to Nikopolis ad Nestum – an ancient Roman city near the village of Garmen, 8 km from Gotse Delchev. How to reach: from Sofia it’s 205 km, through Bansko and Razlog. It’s better to…