And that was the funny thing - there were hardly any tourists. Okay, there were hordes of vacationers from Russia, Ukraine, and even England on the sandy Black Sea shores, and the ski resorts in the mountains filled up with visitors during the winter months, but in the countryside, in the picturesque villages and the informative ethnographic museums, there were hardly any tourists from outside the country.
As confirmed this week by an article in Business Insider, Bulgaria is one of Europe's cheapest tourist destinations. "Bulgaria has a long list of attractions that remain seldom visited by foreign tourists, so get there now while the prices are low and the crowds are scarce," the article stated.
|The Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountains|
Joining Bulgaria on the list of the 8 cheapest destinations in Europe were, not necessarily in any particular order, Albania, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Poland, and Croatia.
For the Bulgarian listing, the website stated that on a visit to Bulgaria, a traveler would need to set an approximate daily travel budget of just over $33. This budget was defined as "the lowest one can spend while eating modestly, staying in budget accommodation and rarely splurging on luxuries."
Visiting Sofia cheaply
The tourists who do come to visit Bulgaria rarely make it to Sofia, the capital and largest city of the country. Sofia is located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, which gives residents the possibility to ski just minutes away from home. There is plenty to do in Sofia, including fascinating museums and art galleries, a plethora of tasty and innovative restaurants, nightlife activities, and wonderful green parks.
I previously wrote an article entitled "Exploring Sofia, Bulgaria for Less than $25". Posted on the very helpful eTramping.com website, the article gave detailed information about what to see in Sofia, where to eat, where to drink, where to sleep, and how to get around.
|Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia|
"Bulgaria should be featured as a travel destination for whoever wants to experience the best that Eastern Europe has to offer, at very affordable prices," I wrote in the article's conclusion.
|South Beach, Varna style|
So what are you waiting for? Visit Bulgaria now while it's very, very inexpensive!
Continue to explore Bulgaria with visits to:
* 10 Places You Must Visit in Bulgaria
* Veliko Tarnovo
* The Rila Monastery