First city, centre – that is the meaning of the name Pliska, which the founders of the First Bulgarian Kingdom gave to their capital in the 7 th century. They selected a location where major trade routes intersected, whereas the..
Samokov lies just 55 kilometers from Sofia and is best known for its proximity to the ski resort of Borovets. The people who have inhabited these parts through the ages have left abundant evidence – for example stone, wood and paper..
A peak situated in the Rhodope Mountains was named after a fairytale character. People call it Znezhanka (Snow white), because it is covered with snow most time of the year. Winter there lasts from November until May. The peak rises some 15..