Honeymoons in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria Overview

A honeymoon location needs to be somewhere that suits you both as a couple and Bulgaria with its diverse scenery, rich history and culture coupled with relaxing beaches and wide choice of activities, is bound to appeal to you both. Whether you want to relax and unwind or have plenty of adventure, Bulgaria has the answer. Why not stay in a private villa or sophisticated hotel and enjoy the Balkan experience.

A honeymoon in Bulgaria offers an exciting combination of historical cities to explore, gorgeous beaches to relax on and wonderful mountains to hike or ski, plus a myriad of other sports and pursuits. With regular flights from South Africa you could be lacing up your hiking boots in just over 14 hours. Bulgaria has over 35,000 km of pristine pathways all mapped out and ready to explore at your leisure and there's plenty of national parks in which to get back to nature. If you're feeling a little footsore then why not relax those aching muscles in one of Bulgaria's many mineral spas. There are plenty of top hotels with spa resorts, especially around the Black Sea region. If you want to take in some history, then the capital Sofia boasts Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish architecture galore. There are plenty of museums and art galleries as well as churches and opera houses. The awe inspiring gold leaf domed Nevski Memorial Church is one of the most famous sights.

Key Facts for Bulgaria

Currency: Lev

Capital: Sofia

Official language – Bulgarian

Flight time: 10 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Bulgaria

When to go:
– Spring and Autumn are good times to go, although it can be a little chilly first thing in the morning and in the evenings. July and August average around 30º most days. The winter months are ideal for skiing the slopes.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and Bulgaria. Turkish Airlines fly from Johannesburg to Sofia with a stop at Istanbul and it takes 13 hours and 20 minutes.


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Getting Married in Bulgaria

If you're looking for a small European country in which to hold your marriage ceremony then why not consider Bulgaria. Still relatively unspoiled this country has beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, lush forests and lovely lakes, so if you're considering weddings abroad in Bulgaria, you could choose a winter wonderland wedding with a back drop of snow covered mountains or you could instead have a wedding on a sun drenched beach. Whatever you're considering, Bulgaria has something for all tastes. With a wide range of hotel resorts, private villas or beach side venues at which to exchange your vows and hold a reception party after, your special day will be truly memorable.

Marriage Requirements


Couples wanting to get married in Bulgaria need to know that only civil ceremonies are recognised as legally binding but they can still choose to have a religious ceremony as well. In addition one of the couple needs to be a Bulgarian citizen or needs to be a resident of Bulgaria (either short term or long term). Application to get married needs to be made at the local town hall at least 30 days before the date of the intended wedding. Documents needed include proof of identity, such as passports or ID cards and birth certificates, certificate of non impediment and medical certificates. For more information visit http://bulgaria.angloinfo.com/countries/bulgaria/marriage.asp