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Bulgaria is a beautiful small country, located in Southeast Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula.

The country offers perfect conditions for tourism due to its sea, winter and health resorts, as well as numerous historical and cultural sites.

It is not easy to talk impartially about this world treasure – Bulgaria.

There are 4 seasons – a mild winter, green and fresh spring, golden autumn, a warm and welcoming sea, passable green mountains, hundreds of mineral springs, picturesque lakes, and crystal clear small rivers. Each season offers a large variety of colours, scents and sensations, which make Bulgaria a wonderful and desired destination all year round.

It is even harder to describe in just a few words the thousand-year old history of this small country.

Being located at the very important crossroad between Europe and Asia, Bulgarian lands have been populated since the very ancient times. Thracians, ancient Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Bulgarians and Turks – all they have left their footprints. The oldest processed gold in the world, dated 6,000 years ago has been found here. The hundreds of Thracian tombs are unique artifacts of material and intellectual culture. There are numerous Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments of the ancient times and early Middle Ages.

Bulgarians have inherited and enriched this culture, maintaining and developing it further. They have given to the world their calendar, the first alphabet of the Slavic language, invented by the Holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, translation of the Holy Scriptures into Old Bulgarian language,

Madara Horseman. The folk art has preserved until today the brightness of folk customs, songs and crafts.

Bulgaria is rich in beautiful, green resorts with precious mineral waters. Balneologic and physiotherapeutic clinics, sanatoria, polyclinics, beaches and swimming pools and the last but not the least – modern hotels, offering comprehensive relaxation – are operating there.

Bulgarian health resorts combine exceptional climate and abundance of mineral springs. The climate is continental and Mediterranean, however without the harsh storms of the Northern Europe and Sahara heats typical for the Mediterranean countries. The combination of mineral springs and therapeutic mud is quite favourable for treatment, rehabilitation and relaxation all year round. Bulgarian mineral waters have various chemical composition, mineralization, temperature, gases and microorganisms.

Bulgaria ranks among the first in Europe in terms of wealth and diversity of hydrothermal waters and bioclimatic treatment resorts. The opportunities for climatic treatment and balneotherapy have been used from way back. Flourishing Thracian settlements have been established around mineral springs. Romans have established the large settlements of Diocletianopolis (Hisar), Dezudava (Sandanski), Ulpia Pautalia (Kyustendil), Serdika (Sofia) and many others. The emperors Trajan, Septimius Severus, Maximilian and Justinian have built up balneotherapeutic centres.

Bulgaria is among the world leaders in terms of variety of herbs with exceptional medicinal properties. This enormous capital of natural factors, combined with contemporary hotels and health centres provides an excellent opportunity for all year round treatment and health maintenance.

Some of the largest balneological centres are Sandanski, Velingrad, Hisarya, Kyustendil, Kostenets, Devin, Sapareva Banya, Varshets, etc.

The following are Black Sea resorts, offering large opportunities for health, SPA and wellness tourism: Albena, Zlatni Piasatsi (Golden Sands), Riviera, Slanchev Den, Sv. Sv. Konstantin i Elena, Pomorie, Sozopol, Nesebar, etc.

A bunch of opportunities for treatment and relaxation are offered also by the mountain resorts Borovets, Bansko, Pamporovo, etc. The magnificent nature, clean air and mineral waters are their priceless fortune.