Bulgaria is a jewel in the Balkans. Beach, the best mountains in Eastern Europe and a lot of history – And that is the reason why many people around the world prefer bird photography tours Bulgaria.
Few are those who know that Bulgaria is a country that forces you to put a little of everything in your suitcase. You will need trekking shoes to explore its many natural parks, full of lakes and mountains.
In those same mountains, you will find ancient monasteries that will invite you to silence and recollection. However, there is little silence in the great nightlife that Bulgarian cities possess. For the night, put on your best clothes and go out and have the best Bulgaria Balkan mountain photography until the next morning.
If after hiking and nightlife your body asks you for absolute rest, put a swimsuit and flip flops in the suitcase and leave for the magnificent beaches of the Black Sea.
The capital of Bulgaria is one of the oldest in Europe. In the same place where today Sofia stands, the Thracians established a settlement in the eighth century BC. C.
It owes its name to the church of Hagia Sofia, from the 14th century and one of the oldest in the city, built in honor of the holy martyrs of Sofia.
However, this is not the only church worth visiting in Sofia. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the most emblematic Orthodox church in the capital.
2. Rila Monastery and Lakes:
When you look at the Rila Monastery from the outside, it gives you the feeling of being before a fortress rather than a place of religious worship. However, pilgrims of Orthodox belief have been going to it for more than 1,000 years. It was founded by San Juan de Rila (a hermit canonized by the Orthodox church) in the 10th century and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.
It's black, white and red striped arches, and its bright yellow domes attract attention at first sight. Inside, its colorful frescoes are the main attraction.
Although many travelers visit the Rila Monastery by hiring a ‘one day tour’ from Sofia, we recommend that you do not commit such sacrilege. This area is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Bulgaria.
The mountains of Rila, in the southwest of the country, are the highest in Bulgaria and so it is one of the best destinations for Balkan mountains photography.