Bulgaria has changed a lot during the last 20 years. It went from being a communist ruled state on the other side of the Iron Curtain to a country with some progress towards free market reforms and its own tourism industry. The Bulgarian nation has come a long way since it threw over the 500-year old yoke of the Ottoman Empire in the 1870's. It is still struggling to cope with the aftermath of Communist misrule. The region has developed a huge lodging industry offering accommodations such as hotels, vacation rentals in Bulgaria, and Bulgaria vacation homes.
Bulgaria vacations include a large number of travel destinations. Independent travel is not really common, although costs are very low and there are relatively few restrictions. Bulgaria vacations offer beautiful mountainous scenery as well as sandy beaches on the Black Sea coast. Enjoy ski resorts, deep forests, ancient monasteries, Greek and Roman remains and vacation rentals in Bulgaria. The fascinating capital Sofia is a must for Bulgaria travelers. Veliko Turnovo, the ancient capital, is a young and vibrant city that deserves a visit as well as Vratza City. Vratza is one of the most picturesque cities in Bulgaria, and important tourist and cultural centers.