Heading to Bulgaria? We have hand picked six lovely towns and cities, all within three or so hours of the nation’s capital, Sofia. Each has something different to offer but all have one thing in common; these are great destinations in any season.
A "vampire grave" containing a skeleton with a stake driven through its chest has been unearthed in the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon, located in southern Bulgaria, close to the border with Greece.
A Bulgarian bride from the Pomak minority (ethnic Bulgarian speaking Muslims), is seen during the traditional, centuries old preparation for her two-day wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo some.
This treasure of almost silver Ancient Roman coins from the century AD has been found in a clay vessel during excavations of the ruins of ancient Serdica in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
Picture Post: Praise bee - a mass for St Haralambos
As the bus drove through Plovdiv's suburbs, after a two-hour journey from the capital Sofia, I felt like I was visiting an old friend. Plovdiv is one of the World's most ancient cities and Europe's oldest inhabited city -- even beating Athens.