Bulgaria

From wild, wooded mountain ranges dotted with remote villages and monasteries in beautiful vibrant modern cities and the long sandy beaches that hug the coast of the Black Sea, Bulgaria rewards exploration.Bulgaria has a long tradition of religious art, and wherever you go, you can not see the beauty, timeless icons that appear in museums and, of course, countless churches and monasteries. Bright pictures of saints are in their candlelit within Orthodox churches most evocative and powerful, often together in a display of gilded wood, known as an iconostasis. Engaging religious murals were created in the 19th century adorn the walls of the most important monasteries in Bulgaria. The oldest churches built during the Ottoman occupation can be identified by their appearance and sunk deliberately discreet. With no less than seven different mountain ranges that cross the country, Bulgaria is a paradise for hikers, climbers and anyone interested in wildlife and the outdoors.  A vast system of trails and shelters makes it easy for hikers to enjoy the rich and varied landscapes of the country. Pristine alpine forests, lakes, waterfalls and babbling brooks are all there to explore; bears, lynx and wolves still roam, and activities from skiing and snowshoeing to caving and kayaking are all disponibili.Non and hard to see why so many foreigners -and Bulgari, tourists descending on the Black Sea coast every estate. Dalle long beaches sandy professionally kept the big resorts are on a par with some of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, and if you just want to relax, improve your tan or try some water sports, there is nothing better. Far from the umbrellas and jet skis you will find smaller, but more traditional seaside town ideal for young families, as well as ancient settlements with cobbled streets, quaint wooden houses, long and fascinating stories. Two large cities, on the eastern coast, Varna and Burgas, have attractive beaches a few minutes from their busy urban core. With such a long history and tumultuous, not surprising to find that Bulgaria still has impressive memories stone of the ancient peoples and civilizations that have risen, fallen, conquered and passed through this land. The Thracians fearsome left their mark through the central and southern areas of Bulgaria, and the tombs of some of their kings and nobles are still visible today. Signs 2,500 years colonization Greek and Hellenistic are evident along the coast, while elsewhere, fortifications, beaches and theaters indicate the scope and resources of the Roman Empire at its peak.

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PHOENIX TOURS: ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, BULGARIA, ROMANIA & SERBIA 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS FROM TIRANA TO BELGRADE

Day 1: Arrival at Mother Theresa Airport – Kruja – Tirana Arrival at Mother Theresa International Airport in Tirana and transfer toward Kruja, home of Albania’s National hero, Scanderbeg, who in the 15th century successfully defended his homeland against the Turks. Sightseeing will include the Old Castle, the Scanderbeg Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, and shopping at the Turkish-style bazaar. Lunch …

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