Bulgaria is situated in South Eastern Europe on the Balken Penninsula. It has a varied landscape, a mixture of high peaks and sprawling mountain ranges, large plains and deep valleys. To the east an impressive 368km of Black Sea coastline with some of the finest sandy beaches in Europe. The sea it's self is non-tidal, less salty and warmer than the Mediterranean. The mountain ranges occupy half of Bulgarias territory and are easily accessible, making them an prime destination for winter and summer tourist's. Here they can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, canoeing. The Mussala Peak in the Rila mountain range is the highest point on the Balkan peninsula.
Bulgaria is also a true wine country, the 5th major wine producer in the world. The average summer temperature of 27ºC with more than 900 hours of sunshine in the high season makes Bulgaria into one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. The country offers a colorful mixture of villages that have kept their unique spirit of old times to cosmopolitan cities buzzing with life. Whatever your mood Bulgaria awakens all your senses. For the last 15 years, Bulgaria has been a democracy with a freely elected parliament. It became a full member of NATO in 2004 and it is expected to join the European Union in January 2007