HOME to the Black Sea Coast, the Rila and Pirin Mountains, busy nightlife of the metropolis Sofia and the ancient streets of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in the world, Bulgaria’s 28 provinces are well worth a visit. Here’s a collection of views Bulgarians would rather keep to themselves.

1. Sunset over Autumn hues.

Evgeni Ivanov

2. Fields of Papaver rhoeas, Poppies.

3. Lake Vaya.

4. Hikers in the Balkan Mountains.


5. The Belogradchik Rocks, Belogradchik.

6. Shiroka Polayana lake at the end of the summer.

Evgeni Dinev

7. Camping on Rila Mountain.

8. Bulgarian Black Sea.

9. Central Balkan mountain.

10. Autumn in Avramovi Kolibi.

Albena Markova

11. View over Vihren and Kutelo summits from the Todorka western slope.