Bulgaria is a piece of heaven. It impresses with the beauty of azure, warm sea and the magnificent mountains covered with snow.
Although Bulgaria occupies only 2% of the territory of Europe it is generously gifted with natural landmarks and diversity of landscape, mild moderate climate, rich variety of flora and fauna, and abundance of curative mineral springs
Very beautiful and picturesque are the mountains of Rila
, Stara Planina
, and the Rhodopes
with their old forests, numerous caves, magnificent gorges, waterfalls and lakes.
A site of interest in Rila
are the Seven glacial lakes
. There are the highest summit on the Balkan Peninsula - Moussala
, the oldest biosphere reserve - Parangalitza, which is a part of the National park Rila
. In Pirin
Mountain there are many glacial lakes. The beautiful Popinolashki waterfall
and the Pyramids of Melnik
are situated there. The National Park Pirin
is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
In Stara Planina
Mountain there are lots of caves and waterfalls. The marvelous Iskar gorge
, the caves of Lednitzata, the National Park 'Central Balkan', and the Natural Park 'Sinite kamani'
are located in the mountain.
Mountain is one of the oldest mountains in Bulgaria.Very interesting are the Karst areas with their deep river gorges, large caves and specific sculptured forms - the Trigrad Gorge
, Buynovsko Gorge
, Devil's Throat cave
, Yagodinska cave
, Uhlovitza cave, Wonderful Bridges
In the Bulgarian mountains there are marvelous winter resorts, which offer excellent conditions for recreation. Some of them are Borovetz resort
, Semkovo resort
, Pamporovo resort
, Devin, Chepelare
Along the Black Sea coast
there are also many opportunities for ecological tourism: the natural reserve of Kamchia near Varna
, Atanasovo lake
and Mandra lake
In Bulgaria there are numerous ecologically clean places, which have preserved their traditional appearance and genuine spirit. There one has the opportunity simultaneously to enjoy the marvelous Bulgarian nature and to share the preserved rich Bulgarian traditions and folklore. Elena
and its region, Shiroka luka
and its region, Melnik
, Tryavna, Rupite
are only some of those places.
Bulgaria is proud of its 3 national and 10 natural parks that have preserved the diversity, unspoiled beauty and the uniqueness of its natural and cultural heritage. These are the natural parks of Rila
and Central Balkan and the natural parks of Russenski Lom
, Vrachanski Balkan
, Persina, , Shumensko plato, Golden Sands
, Sinite kamani
, Rila Monastery
, and Bulgarka. Very interesting is the reserve of Srebarna, included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
Bulgaria has the abundance of 600 hot, warm and cold natural mineral springs and 370 drilling springs. The water has different chemical composition, degree of mineralization, types of dissolvable salts, medical gases, biologically active microcomponents, temperature and healing properties. The favourable, healthy climate and the presence of balneo-resources in Bulgaria offer possibilities to combine one' s rest with prophylactics and treatment. The most famous spa resorts are: Velingrad
, Sapareva banya, Sandanski
, Sofia, Pomorie
, Pavel banya