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Best time of year to visit Bulgaria

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Best time of year to visit Bulgaria

Thinking of coming to Bulgaria on our next vacation and wanted to combine sight seeing with the beach. We would like to visit Sofia and other towns on recommendation and then spend a week on the beach. What beach town would you recommend for a family? Also, which hotels would you recommend for 2 adults and one 15 year old and 9 year old child? All inclusive would be ideal.

Thank you in advance.


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1. Re: Best time of year to visit Bulgaria

Hi Vicktorya

I would recommend a visit to Veliko Turnovo - the old capital of Bulgaria,It is situated half way between Sofia and Varna.

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My suggestion might not be everyone's first choice but we spent a week at the All Inclusive Marina Royal Palace a detached large complex south of the traditional Sunny Beach holiday area at a place called Duny. It is a complex which is by itself, quite isolated, but is large and offers some excellent facilities including pools and a great beach. Just check this out as it is an alternative to the Sunny Beach area. Whatever you choose you'll love Bulgaria great friendly people. Enjoy

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Have a look at the SOL Nessebar Hotel situated between Nessebar and Ravda as they offer AI, friends of ours stayed there this year and really enjoyed it. You could also look at the Evrika Hotel in Sunny Beach, it sits in the Northern end of the resort about a 10 mins walk from the centre and offers a good entertainment programme for adults and kids, we've also had reports of the food/drinks being better than most of the other AI hotels.

I've also heard that the Aqua Nevis Hotel in Sunny Beach is quite popular because it's linked to the Action Aqua Park.

I would try and have a look at Plovdiv Old Town on the way down, it's well worth a visit if you've never been before. Balchik is also a nice place to visit, the summer palace and gardens are lovely in the summer.

Edited: 4:10 pm, September 18, 2013
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4. Re: Best time of year to visit Bulgaria

Id definitely recommend Veliko Turnovo too, pleanty to see and do there for a few days and much better than Sofia in my opinion. I've never stayed in a beach town but the beach town I've enjoyed visiting the most are Pomorie and Chernmorets

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if you wanna visit beaches best time is june - september. I suggest you to visit Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko turnovo and on Black sea Neseber its nice for family holidays and its really close to Sunny Beach if u want party. If you don't want party check some hotels in Goldan Sands :)

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