Bulgaria is one of the loveliest countries of the world with rich cultural heritage and amazing scenery. A vast majority of the charming towns in the country are nestled behind beautiful mountains and dense forests. These are ten beautiful small towns in Bulgaria that you should visit. The small town of Bozhentsi takes visitors a trip down memory lane to the era of the Bulgarian Revival. The buildings that were built during that period are still standing to date. Bozhentsi is located in the heart of the Stara Planina Mountain. There are so many beautiful attractions offered by the charming town. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The scenic small town of Zheravna lies at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. The flourishing town has been in existence since the 17th century. The imposing houses in the town are painted in a very beautiful rainbow of colors. The houses which are also made of wood are decorated with impressive woodcarvings and beautiful traditional carpets. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Shiroka Laka is one of the idyllic towns in Bulgaria. Thanks to its pretty Rhodope houses. Shiroka Laka has a beautiful atmosphere with lots of captivating side attractions. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Arbanasi is a picturesque small town in Bulgaria that was developed by settlers from modern-day Albania, during the Middle-Ages. The town which has been inhabited by the Ottomans, Greeks, and Christians showcases different architectural styles from the different times. There are 5 magnificent Orthodox churches with very intricate murals in their interior. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Gela is a medieval small town whose history dates back to almost 3000 years ago. Gela is believed to be one of the cradles of civilization in Europe. Gela has many beautiful ruins which were once fortress inhabited by the affluent. The city has a plethora of Roman artifacts. One of these includes Roman roads which snake up from Aegean towns to the Upper Thracian Valley. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Leshten is one of the hidden gems around the Rhodope Mountains. The beautiful ancient houses, warm climate, and friendly folks portray what a true Balkan experience should be like. The bubbly town of Leshten is a summer getaway for locals and tourists who troop into the town to bask in all her glory. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
A remote settlement in the Strandzha Mountains called Brashlyan is one pretty little place you should visit when you are in Bulgaria. It played a pivotal role during the Transfiguration Uprising in 1908. Its beauty was praised in the Bulgarian folklore song ‘The Clear Moon is Already Rising.’ Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The renowned home of masons and architects which is tucked 1000metres above the sea in the Rhodopes Mountains is one of the loveliest, hidden gems in Bulgaria. The houses in this town were built by experts who call the place home. The gorgeous structures all around the town are made of beautifully cut stones. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Nessebar is a seaside resort area with multiple churches that have been in existence since the medieval era. The backdrop made by the windmill at the entrance of Nessebar peninsula is perfect for photos. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Plovdiv’s Old Town
Talk of old cobblestone streets that snake around buildings, ancient colorful houses, neat eateries and a gorgeous café, you most likely will hear the mention of the name ‘Plovdiv Old Town.’ This quaint town is best explored than described. Take a stroll around the streets in comfy shoes just before the sun sets.