Holiday in a luxury hotel in Bulgaria with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to explore rock churches at Ivanovo bursting with medieval frescoes. The country’s oldest winter resort of Borovets has been transformed into a luxury ski centre and the undeveloped white-sand beaches of the Black Sea coast are an idyllic paradise.
Luxury city breaks in Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is filled with the mosques and hammams of former Ottoman rule. Vast neo-Byzantine basilica, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral sparkles with domes of gold leaf. You’ll marvel at its shimmering wealth of icons and swirling frescoes. The towering Mount Vitosha on the city outskirts is a hikers’ paradise with panoramic views, pure springs and glittering golden bridges.
Luxury beach holidays in Bulgaria
Sinemorets, by the Turkish border, is where you’ll find the finest white-sand beaches on Bulgaria’s extensive Black Sea coast. Your private guide will lead you through the forested estuary of the Veleka River that rushes into crystal clear waters. Near ravine-perched Balchik, 1920’s royal summer residence, the Palace of Queen Marie, is surrounded by lush botanical gardens festooned with towering cacti.
Luxury retreats in the Bulgarian countryside
During an exclusive excursion, glimpse wild cats, Alpine ibex and brown bears roaming the rugged Rila Mountain Range between Sofia and Greece. The 10th-century Rila Monastery is a treasure trove of medieval manuscripts. You’ll gasp in awe at the 700 intricately carved icons on diminutive crucifix, Rafail’s Cross. At the luxury international resort of Borovets, take to the pistes for exhilarating mountain runs.
Book a luxury holiday in Bulgaria with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to discover a thousand years of Balkan history. Your picturesque wooden chalet is surrounded by mountain pines and you’ll dine on rich gyuvetch stew complemented by fruity red Mavrud wine.