Bulgaria... a brief history
When your flight to Bulgaria touches down you will find yourself at the crossing point of Europe and Asia. A further two and a half hours by car (should you choose) will find you catching the spirit of the Orient and the wonders of Istanbul. With Greece, Turkey and the Mediterranean coast only 200 miles from the capital Sofia. Bulgaria is the crossroads to so many different cultures.
Steeped in history, connected to ancient civilisations, the Roman and Byzantine empires, today, Bulgaria is left holding priceless art and architecture preserved throughout the centuries.
With its 1300 years of history you need only travel a few kilometres to find yourself experiencing famous ruins and villages with fascinating tales of folklore. Mix this with the detail of traditional folk music that meanders through the cobbled courtyards, you will start to feel the history Bulgaria has to offer.
All is captured in the ancient capital and spiritually rich, Veliko Tarnovo. Situated to the north of the Stara Planina Mountains and centred by the TZAREVETZ castle. Perched on its naturally landscaped fortress high above the Yantra River. TZAREVETZ is the classical site of medieval Bulgarian and Christian Archaeology. It is one of the most visited sites of cultural and historical interest in the whole of Bulgaria.
A experience not to be missed.