A cultural melting pot with Persian, Ottoman, Greek and Slavic influences, Bulgaria has a rich heritage of traditions. This includes music, dancing, costumes, and crafts. Its capital city, Sofia, which dates back to the 5th century B.C. is a laid-back city with top spots for foodies and fans of history. It’s nightlife and art scene is something to experience too. Holiday-makers come to Bulgaria to enjoy sandy beaches and resorts in the Summer. Even the coast’s two big cities, Varna and Burgas, have attractive beaches nearby. Incredible mountain landscapes and hiking opportunities are here waiting for the adventure-seekers and outdoor lovers.