Bulgaria offers dramatic mountain ranges, stunning beaches, quaint towns, and a rich culture. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Bulgaria has to offer so you can take full advantage of this vibrant country. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Following the decline of the Roman Empire, the Bulgars, who crossed the Danube from the north in 679, took control of the region that is now Bulgaria. The country bears the name of the Bulgars, although their culture died out and was replaced by Slavic language, writing, and religion. In 1396, the Ottoman Empire invaded Bulgaria, converting it into a Turkish province until 1878. In the First Balkan War, which lasted from 1912-1913, Bulgaria and the other members of the Balkan League fought against Turkey to regain Balkan territory. They saw Macedonia as an integral part of their country, so when Bulgaria received only a small part of the country, they set off the Second Balkan War, which they lost. Bulgaria joined Germany in World War I in the hope of again gaining Macedonia. They fought on the side of the Nazis in World War II until Russia declared war on this Balkan country, when they switched to the Allies. After the collapse of the USSR, Bulgaria embarked on a political transformation in the direction of a parliamentary democracy. The first free elections were held in 1990, which were won by the Bulgarian Socialist Party. At the beginning of the 21st century, Bulgaria finally experienced major economic and political improvements; it became a NATO member in 2004, and joined the European Union in 2007.
Bulgarian culture is one of the richest and most varied in the world; the country is influenced by numerous ancient civilizations, including the Romans, Ancient Greeks, Slavs, and Bulgars. For the bulk of the middle ages, Bulgaria was seen as the Slavic center of the world. Due to the relatively warm climate and fertile soil, Bulgaria enjoys excellent growth-conditions for a wide range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. This leads to a considerable diversity in the nation’s cuisine. Bulgarian cuisine, famous for its rich salads served at every meal, also boasts assorted dairy products, delectable wines, and regional alcoholic drinks. They also have a penchant for pastries, like the Banitsa, a layered mixture of whisked eggs and brine cheese between a filo pastry.
Take advantage of your Bulgaria car rental
A Bulgaria car hire opens up a myriad of possibilities for you to enjoy your journey through the stunning countryside. Located along the North Black Sea Coast, 35 km north of Varna, is the Albena Resort Complex. In addition to sun bathing, you can also enjoy a variety of stimulating sports at any one of the volleyball, football, basketball, or tennis grounds. Water sports are also a major attraction in this area, with anything from skiing to surfing being offered. From Albena you can take your rental car for a day trip to a number of interesting sites: the Aladzha Monastery, a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex; Cape Kaliakra, a nature reserve with dolphins and cormorants; Yaylata Archaeological Reserve, perfect for history buffs.
Sofia, the capital, and with a HAPPYCAR pick up location at the Sofia Airport, offers visitors a unique experience; the vibrant city comes to life with its lush public gardens and busting cafes. With your car hire in Bulgaria you can take the eight kilometers drive south of Sofia to Mount Vitosha, a favorite picnic and hangout spot for locals. Adventurers can climb the 2290 meter peak, the Cherni Vrah, a traditional feat of the country. The city also boasts some impressive architecture, chief of which is the Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral; built between 1882 and 1924 to honor the 200,000 Russian casualties of the War of Liberation, the church displays a stunning golden-domed structure with an emerald spire and a wonderful mosaic exterior.
Book now with HAPPYCAR and take full advantage of the flexibility and freedom of a cheap car rental in Bulgaria. Our quick and hassle free service provides you with a great platform for your adventures. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!