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Most beautiful places to visit on Bulgaria’s seaside (with map)

Bulgaria has become quite famous in Europe for its seaside, where you can stay at a 4 or 5-star all-inclusive hotel for an affordable price. However, if you travel to Bulgaria’s seaside you shouldn’t spend all the time at your resort. There is much to see on the Bulgarian coast, from old settlements to natural wonders. Keep reading to discover the most beautiful places to visit on Bulgaria‘s seaside!

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Top things to do in Balchik, Bulgaria

One of the gems of the Black Sea coast, Balchik is a must-see while traveling to Bulgaria. Whether you are spending a holiday in one of the all-inclusive hotels on the Bulgarian seaside or traveling from neighboring Romania, a day trip to Balchik shouldn’t be skipped!

There are lots of cool things to do in Balchik, and it’s a nice, romantic destination for couples. However, I can assure you from personal experience that it’s great for traveling with family or friends, too.

So keep reading to discover the best things to do in Balchik, Bulgaria!

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Day trip from Bucharest: What to see on the way to lovely Lovech

The cold outside is making me think about Summer, when we were actually struggling to escape the sun. Like our day trip from Bucharest when we got to discover the wilderness and nature of Northern Bulgaria. In just one day, we explored two incredible caves, admired cool emerald waterfalls, and visited the town of Lovech.  And we also entered Bulgaria twice in the morning. Wait, what?! Just read on and you’ll soon find out.

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The Ultimate Balkans Travel Bucket List

Planning to travel through the Balkans someday? Do you have any idea of how much there is to see in Southeastern Europe?! Luckily, I’ve prepared this ultimate Balkans travel bucket list with must-see places, awesome events, and wonderful experiences you simply have to try if you’re coming over.

For keeping it handy, I also made a Balkan infographic at the end. You can save it, pin it, print it, whichever works best for you and your travel style.

Are you ready? Here we go:

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Top 5 things to eat and drink in Bulgaria

Here are 5 things to eat and drink in Bulgaria when you’re travelling through the Balkans:



1. Banitsa

This is a pastry product, kind of like a pie, which is usually enjoyed for breakfast. Depending on the stuffing, Banitsa can be salty (e.g. with sirene cheese,  spinach, mushrooms, cabbage) or sweet (e.g. pumpkin, apples, walnuts). Excellent as street food, for the on-the-go backpacker.

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Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria’s blissful capital

In the afternoon, after our magnificent stop at  Devetashka Cave, we continued to travel to Sofia Bulgaria‘s capital city.

I finally got to travel to Sofia Bulgaria! Ok, maybe I am a little too excited about this. But you see, I had passed through Sofia so many times before, on the way to Greece, but until this time I never actually got out of the car to visit anything. I’m really thankful to Elena and Adrian who were kind enough to offer to host the three of us while we were doing the Balkan road trip. Not only did we get a free and comfortable place to rest our heads for the night, but we also got the chance to catch up with old and dear friends.

I also appreciated having a newly-established local as our guide. Elena took us to some really cool spots in Sofia, spots which we might not have discovered on our own.

Let’s get into the details! Or you can check out the quick travel guide on Sofia at the end of the article.

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