Hidden Gem

It might not be the first place you think of for a holiday, granted. But Bulgaria has been the go-to place for the travel savvy for years. It’s got Blue Flag beaches, a large helping of sights, and a clubbing scene that more than keeps pace with the Med’s more established resorts.

Bourgas Region

Bulgaria’s Bourgas region is in the country’s south east corner. The big-hitter in these parts is Sunny Beach, a resort that’s got an eight-kilometre strip of sand to its name. If you’re looking to party, this is the place to be – the beach is backed by countless bars and clubs.

Varna Region

Further up the Black Sea coast is the Varna region. Golden Sands is the big-name resort here. It’s got one of Bulgaria’s best beaches, plus a prom lined with bars and restaurants.

Historical sights

It’s not just about beaches and bars in Bulgaria, though. It’s got centuries’ worth of history to flaunt, too, from Varna’s 18th-century royal summer palace to the Byzantine baths in Nessebar.

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