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Useful info about BULGARIA

How to get there.
By air:
The Bulgarian national carrier is Bulgaria Air (airline code FB; 02-937 3370; ), operating out of Sofia airport. It has only been in existence since the end of 2002 and has an unblemished safety record. In 2007 it merged with Hemus Air. The main international airport is Sofia airport (02-937 2211; , though some airlines also fly to/from Varna ( ) and, in summer, to Burgas (
By train:
Bulgarian State Railways (BDZh; ) operates all international train services. The Trans-Balkan Express runs between Bucharest in Romania and Thessaloniki in Greece, passing through Ruse, Pleven, Sofia, Blagoevgrad and Sandanski. From Sofia, the journey time to Thessaloniki is roughly 15 hours. The Sofia–Thessaloniki service links the two cities every day in summer (15 June to 30 September), taking about nine to 10 hours. Trains also travel between Svilengrad and Thessaloniki (nine to 10 hours).
By car and bus:
There are several crossings into Romania, but if you’re driving, use the toll bridge at Ruse or a land border further east. The only crossings into Greece are at Kulata–Promahonas and at Svilengrad–Ormenion.
The main border crossing into Turkey is Malko Târnovo–Derekoy. From Kapitan–Andreevo, travellers can cross the Turkish border to Edirne. For Macedonia, the main crossings are between Gyueshevo and Deve Bair; Zlatarevo and Delčevo; and Stanke Lisichkovo and Novo Selo. Travelling into Serbia, the main crossings link Kalotina) and Dimitrovgrad; Vrâshka Chuka and Zajc; and Strezimirovtsi and Klisura.
When to visit 
Bulgaria has a temperate climate with cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers. Sofia’s generally favourable climate is one of its main attributes, with average daytime highs of 28°C in July and August and 3°C from December to February. Spring is an excellent time to visit, the weather is good, the theatres and other cultural venues are in full swing and low-season rates still apply. Summer is ideal for hiking and festivals, but it’s also the peak holiday season, especially on the Black Sea coast. Then, as soon as the first snows fall in around mid-December, Bulgarians start to flock to the ski resorts, which sometimes operate until mid-April.
Visa Info  Citizens of other EU member states and Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and the USA can stay in Bulgaria visa-free for up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries should check the current requirements with their nearest Bulgarian embassy or consulate before their departure. Visas cannot be obtained at border crossings. For more info please visit:
Currency The official currency is the Lev (BGN), which is divided into 100 stotinki. The Lev is tied to the Euro at a fixed rate of €1 = 1.955 lev. Bulgaria has strict currency regulations. If you enter Bulgaria with cash of any currency amounting to the equivalent of 8,000 leva or more, you must declare it to customs. Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks, hotels or at numerous bureaux de change. A receipt called a bordereaux is issued when exchanging currency, indicating the amount that will be given, and it must be kept until departure. Not all banks accept traveller’s cheques and those that do, usually charge a commission. Major international credit cards are increasingly accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants, travel agents and car rental agents, but Bulgaria is still largely a cash economy. There are ATMs in the main cities and at Black Sea resorts.
Useful Contact numbers

  • Emergency: 112 (The main number for all emergencies called free from every phone including payphones)
  • Fire Department: 160
  • Medical Emergency: 150
  • Road Assistance: 143
  • Wake-up Service: 180
  • Directory Assistance: 123/124/125
  • Traffic police165
  • Police166

What to Visit
Sofia Experience captivating museums, gorgeous churches and the country's best restaurants in Bulgaria's cosmopolitan, youthful capital.
Rila Monastery Bulgaria's largest and most revered monastery is renowned for its colourful frescoes
Plovdiv – the eternal city, is located in the embrace of 6 hills, divided by Maritsa River, at the bosom of Rodopa. Enjoy the National Revival architecture and awesome Roman Amphitheatre in the old town
Koprivshtitsa  a beautifully preserved National Revival–era village is a revered monument to Bulgarian nationhood
Bansko is Bulgaria's premier skiing destination, an important craft centre, now quite popular with international party people
Kazanlâk Discover Bulgaria's Thracian heritage in this bustling town with its ancient tombs and memorable market
Varna Bulgaria's cultivated maritime capital hosts fascinating museums, a lively urban beach scene and buzzing nightlife
Nesebâr Black Sea 's most photogenic town is packed with medieval churches and redolent with ancient history
Tryavna Lovingly restored delights with its cobblestone streets, National Revival-era homes and churches
Veliko Târnovo The medieval capital of the Bulgarian tsars offers a majestic fortress and dramatic views
Strandzha Nature Park Lush forests, varied and abundant wildlife and archaeological ruins characterise this remote park
Pirin National Park With stark, sweeping peaks and long valleys, the Pirin Mountains are a paradise for hikers
Bachkovo Monastery Pilgrims and tourists alike flock to Bachkovo for its ethereal art and miracle-working icon of the Virgin
Belogradchik This tiny mountain village boasts world-class weirdness with stone formations protecting a Roman fort
Rusenski Lom Nature Park Rugged scenery and sublime medieval monasteries carved from cliffs await you here.
Arbanasi UNESCO Site a picturesque village, only 4 km from the old capital Veliko Tarnovo. It fascinates with renaissance architecture of houses from 16-17 century, which combine magnificent interiors, wood carvings of doors and wall paintings.
Troyan a terrace-like town around Beli Osam river in the north foot of Stara planina mountain which defines it like a preferred place for eco and sport tourism, hunting and fishing. At Beklemeto a European standard slope for ski running and biathlon is built. For these one on religious trip, Troyan monastery will reveal its magnificence and miraculous power.
Trigrad Every season guests in Trigrad enjoy the magnificent nature, rich cultural heritage and Rodopian hospitality. It offers perfect conditions for walking, biking or off road motorcycling. There are also more than 150 caves to be explored in the area.  
Sozopol  is the oldest town on Bulgarian Black sea coast. The old part of Sozopol is an architectural reserve, 180 buildings built from stone and wood, date from 18th – 19th century. Around the town there are ruins of Thracian and Roman fortress walls, Thracians mounds and ancient necropolises

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