Seasons in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country situated in Southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. From the East it is washed by the Black sea. This country is famous for its unlimited opportunities for recreation both in summer and in winter: there are ski resorts, beaches with Golden Sands, green forests, healing mineral springs, temples and monasteries, a multitude of natural, architectural and historical landmarks.

Most of the country is occupied by plains and hills, and about 30 percent is mountains. The largest lowland area is the Danube hilly plain, the highest mountain ranges – Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina. Bulgaria is famous for its hydrothermal and artesian springs; generous land produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, whole vineyards, sunflowers and roses.

Bulgaria is famous for long and very interesting history. People in this area at all times attracted the rich nature and mild climate. In its territory inhabited by peoples such as Byzantines, Slavs, Thracians, Romans, Bulgarians, proto-Bulgarians and the Turks. Each of these civilizations has left in the history, architecture and culture of the country their traces that can be seen even today.

Attractions of Bulgaria are very numerous and diverse, and every town or resort there are places that are definitely worth a visit. The country has three national parks, which are located in the mountains of Rila, Pirin and Stara Planina, also there are eleven natural parks and reserves around eighty. The most famous and attractive to tourists – parks "Blue stones", "Rila monastery", "Vitosha" reserve "of Srebrena" and "Chuprene".

Bulgaria is also rich in monuments of culture, most of which are collected in large cities such as Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Nesebar, Plovdiv and others, on which excursion tourism will be the most interesting. Lovers of antiquity can visit the Madar – historical and archaeological reserve, and archaeological reserve Sboryanovo ancient Thracian tombs.

There are in the country, and numerous religious buildings – temples, monasteries, churches, chapels. The most famous is the Aladzha monastery, Bachkovo monastery and Rila monastery.

Tourism and recreation in Bulgaria is very varied and interesting. In addition, thanks to the sea and huge forest areas, lying across the area, the air crystal clear and salubrious. Prices are very diverse: you can find both affordable housing economy class, and luxury apartments and villas.

In summer you can relax in seaside resorts, such as Albena, Balchik, Dunes, Golden Sands, Kiten, Kranevo and others. At each resort there are numerous hotels and hotels, everyone will find entertainment to your taste: bars, restaurants, discos, sports centers, water attractions, boat trips and much more. Many cities of Bulgaria, such as Albena or Balchik, located in scenic areas, and despite the fact that life in them rages, at the same time, ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday with the whole family and with small children.

In winter the mountains are covered with a layer of snow, so you can go skiing and snowboarding in ski resorts: Bansko, Pamporovo, Borovets, Vitosha. They have well-developed infrastructure and modern ski slopes of varying difficulty. Many tourists come here in winter to celebrate the New year in accordance with the national traditions of this country.

In addition, in Bulgaria there is a balneologic and climatic health resorts, which you can improve your health thanks to the healing springs and mineral waters: Velingrad, Sandanski, Hissarya and other.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Bulgaria

Early spring still have some chances to visit world-famous ski resorts in Bulgaria. Also, spring is a great time to improve your mood and take a break from the endless winter in warmer, as compared with Russia, the country. During this time, you can relax in the Spa resorts, or mountain resorts of the Sunny country, rich in mineral deposits. To date in Bulgaria, about 250 hydro-thermal springs and artesian wells.

That is why the particular demand for Wellness tours. And may opened the season of beach tourism. Of course, the water is still cool, but the temperatures reaches +24 degrees, and it may be appropriate for sunbathing.

The climate of the spring months

(Sofia)

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (33.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
April
Max average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")
May
Max average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.3")

Spring holidays

  • March, 1 – Baba Marta's day;
  • March, 8 – international women's day;
  • April, 1 – international Day of laughter;
  • May, 1 – Holiday of Spring and Labor.

Summer in Bulgaria

Summer in Bulgaria is Sunny and warm, especially on the Black Sea coast and in the southern part of the country. In the summer months on the black sea coast there are almost no big waves and bad weather, the weather is hot and the sea is warm, and ,of course, all hotels and beaches full of tourists by 100 per cent.

Peak summer season begins in the second week of July and continues till the end of the twentieth of August. As a rule, during this period the weather's wonderful, the temperature is about 28-32 degrees and the sea temperature reaches 26 degrees. Rain at this time almost never happens.

The climate of the summer months

(Sofia)

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (3")
Jule
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
August
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")


Summer holidays

  • June, 1 – Children's day;
  • June, 24 – day of cancelmenu.

Autumn in Bulgaria

Autumn in Bulgaria is the time when the country continues to receive tourists, because in September here "the velvet season"! September, this is probably the best month for holidays in Bulgaria. Even the beautiful hot summer days can not be compared with laxity and tenderness of the first autumn month!

Gorgeous trees with juicy fruits and greens, a rich harvest of vegetables and fruits, delicious young wine, pleasant temperature of the sea and air will make your holiday filled with peace, rest and pleasant emotions. Autumn Bulgaria is a great chance to extend the summer!

Autumn is a great time for horseback riding, Hiking, Cycling, trips to nature reserves and visits to cultural events and festivals, because it is autumn there are especially a lot!

The climate of the autumn months

(Sofia)

September
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
October
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6°F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")

Autumn holidays

  • September, 1 – Knowledge Day;
  • September, 22 – the Independence Day.

Winter in Bulgaria

Winter in Bulgaria is not too rainy. The frost more than 20 degrees are rare, but sub-zero temperatures at the level of 10-15 degrees – quite a common thing. But even so cold is not often a typically Bulgarian winter takes place at about 0 degrees. Ski resorts, of course, the weather is colder and there is snow until the spring.

Bulgarian ski resorts are one of the European centres of winter sports, but with more reasonable prices, compared to the famous resorts of Western Europe.

The climate of the winter months

(Sofia)

December
Max average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")
January
Max average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (E")
February
Max average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")

Winter holidays

  • January, 1 – New Year;
  • February, 14 – Valentine's Day.