DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bulgaria

Overview

Despite its European location, Bulgaria is a surprisingly undiscovered country rich in natural resources, history, and culture. This lavishly illustrated guide covers everything from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, to the ancient countryside villages of Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Turnovo. Soak up the many flavors of Bulgaria, region by region, with sights, beaches, markets, and festivals listed town by town.

Full color maps and city plans enable you to explore the capital and the ...

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Overview

Despite its European location, Bulgaria is a surprisingly undiscovered country rich in natural resources, history, and culture. This lavishly illustrated guide covers everything from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, to the ancient countryside villages of Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Turnovo. Soak up the many flavors of Bulgaria, region by region, with sights, beaches, markets, and festivals listed town by town.

Full color maps and city plans enable you to explore the capital and the regions in depth, while special features explain the history, cultural heritage, traditional festivals, and local cuisine. Walks, scenic routes, and thematic tours included to show you how to make the most of the country's stunning areas of natural beauty, including the spectacular wild mountain ranges and the dramatic Black Sea coastline, will ensure that you don't miss a thing, whatever your budget!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps
Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights
3D aerial views of the city's most interesting districts
Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues
Specially devised walking tours, special events info

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756670139
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 5/30/2011
  • Series: Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 632,967
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Bousfield has been writing for Rough Guides for over ten years. His other titles include Croatia, Baltic States, Austria and Poland.
Dan Richardson first visited Bulgaria in 1984 and is also the author of Rough Guides to Romania and Hungary.

Jonathan Bousfield has been writing for Rough Guides for over ten years. His other titles include Croatia, Baltic States, Austria and Poland.
Dan Richardson first visited Bulgaria in 1984 and is also the author of Rough Guides to Romania and Hungary.

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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
Where to go and when     10
Things not to miss     14
Basics     25
Getting there     27
Getting around     35
Accommodation     40
Food and drink     43
The media     48
Festivals     49
Outdoor activities and sports     54
Culture and etiquette     58
Travel essentials     58
Guide     67
Sofia     69
The Southwest     115
The Balkan Range and the Danubian Plain     167
The Sredna Gora and the Valley of the Roses     269
The Rhodopes and the Plain of Thrace     313
The Black Sea Coast     369
Contexts     433
The historical framework     435
Bulgaria's minorities     456
Books     461
Bulgarian music     465
Language     473
The Cyrillic alphabet     475
Bulgarian words and phrases     476
Bulgarian food and drink terms     479
Glossary     482
Acronyms     484
Travelstore
Small print & Index
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