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It's situated 60 miles southeast of Sofia, the country's capital.
The serene sounds of nature await you at Musala Peak. It's situated just 25 miles away, so you don't have to be stuck inside a car all day. Lake Batak, 9 miles away, is another popular choice.
The Velingrad Museum of History will present you with an entirely new point of view on the local community.
Make your stay an informative one with a historical tour of Tsepina Fortress.
Snow bunnies and powder hounds will find it hard to tear themselves away from Velingrad, as it gives access to Momchilovtsi Ski Resort and Smolyan Ski Resort. Just don't forget to bring your thermals! This mountain can get very icy indeed.
If you journey 10 miles to the southeast from Velingrad, you'll come across Batak. Some travellers like to use this as a base to check out Church of Sveti Nedelya and the History Museum.
Bansko, 30 miles to the southwest, is worth a day trip. Use it as a base when visiting Bansko Ski Resort, the Pirin Golf and Country Club and Holy Trinity Church. If you need more convincing, other close by attractions include Chapel of the Holy Virgin and House Museum of Nikola Vaptsarov.
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food," according to George Bernard Shaw, but add travel to the mix and it's a match made in heaven. You're invited to indulge in two of your greatest loves by eating and drinking your way around Rhodopes Mountains.
A staple ingredient in the food here is kiselo mlyako (yoghurt). One more is kashkaval (yellow cheese). Give them a go if they're not a part of your food repertoire already.
No true food lover would leave Velingrad without digging into a few of the signature meals, such as shkembe chorba (tripe soup) and tarator (cold soup).
If a life without dessert is not a life you'd like to imagine, you should definitely acquaint yourself with mliako s oriz (rice pudding). This sweet treat tells the story of the area in just one bite.
Great news, beer lovers. You'll be able to find some flavoursome, bubbly brews to toss back here. Chill out with a glass of zagorka and remember to text your mates back at home, "Wish you were beer".
Make the most of your flight time by learning some expressions in Bulgarian. You'll be glad you learnt "Kadem", which means "good luck". "Otkãde si", which means "where are you from?", is another one you may need.
Celebrated throughout the country, Liberation Day occurs on the 3rd of March. If you're going to be here at this time, it'll be hard not to get swept up in the festivities!
Like all good things in life, your time here must eventually come to an end. When it's time to pack up your belongings and head off, say one last "Shte se vidim po-kŭsno" and spend your leftover holiday allowance on some special souvenirs.
If you're flying back, it's wise to decide a route to the terminal in advance. From the centre of Velingrad, it's approximately 55 miles northwest to Sofia Airport (SOF), the nearest airport.
It'd be a wise idea to reserve your hotel in Velingrad ahead of time. Right now, there are only 2 properties available. You'll be able to locate all the details on ebookers' travel guide.
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