What a Bulgaria holiday looks like:
Holidays in Bulgaria
Holidays in Bulgaria offer the ideal blend of sunshine beach holidays in the summer and snow-based adventures in the winter. Unique folk culture, mouth-watering cuisine, and beautiful scenery filled with pine forests, pretty villages, Greek and Roman ruins and Byzantine churches add to Bulgaria’s appeal.
A city break in Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, is the perfect mix of fascinating culture and vibrant nightlife, whilst the mountain resorts of Bansko, Borovets, and Pamporovo are a huge hit for snowboarding and ski holidays.
Where is the best place to stay in?
Sunny Beach is a haven for sun worshippers in the summer months. Set on the Black Sea coast the resort boasts an eight-kilometre Blue Flag beach with water sports and is bordered by modern hotels and a variety of eateries, bars, and nightclubs.
Activity fans make a beeline for Bansko at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. Discover 75km of ski runs, thrilling snow-based activities, a vibrant apres-ski scene, and a great selection of accommodation from apartments and ski lodges to luxury hotels.
Bulgaria holidays are a popular choice year-round. Average temperatures are up to 29C from June to September and between 6 and 11C in winter.
- Currency: Bulgarian Lev
- Average temp: 17°C/62°F
- Average flight time: 3 Hours
- Time Difference: +2 hours
Things to see and do in Bulgaria
Sunny Beach perfectly combines family fun at Action Aquapark, Sunny Beach Luna Park, and Sunny Beach Karting Track with jeep safaris, off-road adventures and boat trips. Golden Sands leads to Aquapolis Waterpark, Golden Sands Natural Park and Hot Springs, and Aladzha Rock Monastery.
The UNESCO-listed Nessebar offers something for everyone – culture fans can visit the Hagia Sophia Basilica and the Archaeological Museum of Nessebar, while families enjoy the fun-packed Aquapark Nessebar.
Nightlife-wise; head to lively karaoke bars and pubs along Golden Sands’ Party Street, while Sunny Beach showcases super club Revolution with its big-name DJs and MCs, beach bars with themed nights, bar crawls, and boat parties.
Weather in Bulgaria
Average monthly temperature in Bulgaria
- Jan 6°C
- Feb 8°C
- Mar 11°C
- Apr 16°C
- May 21°C
- Jun 25°C
- Jul 28°C
- Aug 27°C
- Sep 24°C
- Oct 19°C
- Nov 13°C
- Dec 8°C
Food and drink in Bulgaria
Bulgaria holidays offer everything from beachside restaurants serving up seafood and mountain cafes offering authentic local specialities to menus filled with international favourites, snacks and fast-food options.
Try traditional Gyuvech casserole, Banitsa pastries, Lukana sausage, Shkembe and Tarator soups, Shopska salad, Lozovi Sarmi stuffed grape leaves, and Meshana Skara mixed grill; washed down with Bulgaria’s national drinks - Rakia, Melnik wine, Pirinsko lager, and Mastika spirit.