Nestled in the heart of southeast Europe, Bourgas benefits from a tropical influence climate-wise. It's known for its stunning contrasts between dense natural landscapes, cultural dwellings and the lively nightlife after dark.
The Black Sea coastline is sure to impress - its sheer length of sandy beaches and the fact that in summer it's lined with clubs, bars and attractive nightlife means it's a hit with locals and visitors alike. Bulgarian cuisine is also very tempting with homemade soups, stews and traditional feta cheeses being dished up.
If you're looking to escape to the great outdoors, Bulgaria can certainly provide. The Balkan Mountains are just one aspect of the lush landscapes that Bulgaria is known for. Here, you can walk or cycle through the pretty villages, head to the picturesque monasteries and appreciate the countryside air. For more like this, there's the majestic Kaleto Fortress, the Medieval Tsarevets Fortress and the breathtaking Belogradchik Rocks, to name just a few.
Visit ancient old town Plovdiv; stroll through the cobbled streets and find a spot to sample local food and wine. Now is the perfect time as it becomes European Capital of Culture 2019.
For a fairytale experience check out Ravadinovo Castle. The ivy-clad towers and romantic gardens offer a stunning backdrop for your holiday snaps.
Adventure more up your street? Head inland to the impressive mountain ranges to go hiking, biking and trekking.