Its location near the Turkish Straits means that the main land routes from Europe to the Middle East and Asia pass through Bulgaria. Thanks to this location, the country’s territory has been of interest to many peoples who have left their mark on the country. Remains of different civilisations and eras are scattered all over the country and can still be visited today. Everything can be found here, from the tombs of the mighty Thracian kings, through the theatres of the ancient Greeks to the stadiums of the Roman Empire, all the way to the medieval castles of the kings of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires and the mosques from the time of Ottoman rule.
Today’s Bulgaria is one of Europe’s few remaining exotic destinations, boasting magnificent seaside beaches, beautiful churches and winter sports in the mountains, and a unique architectural ensemble of modern, classical and ethnic styles in each of its cities and towns, to name but a few. Although it is not as much travelled as other countries in Europe, it is a beautiful place that offers the traveller a wide range of activities. Although Bulgaria is not a large country (about the size of Cuba, Portugal or the state of Virginia), it offers a great variety of landscapes, each with its own unique beauty. As a result of its natural diversity, there is a wide range of tourist attractions in the country.
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