General Information

About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is situated closer to the Equator than the pole. It falls within the southern part of the temperate climate zone with subtropical influence. Its location on the transition line between two climate zones influences the climate, soils, vegetation and animal species. All of them are characterized by great diversity. The country’s geographic position also determines the relatively wide angle of sunlight that falls on the country, making the country predominantly sunny. The official time in Bulgaria is Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Time. The Black and the Aegean Sea also influence the country’s climate. The influence of the Mediterranean is extensive for the climate in the southern parts of the country, while the Black Sea influences the climate over an area extending some 40 km inland, supporting diverse flora and fauna. The Danube River is important for the country, both with regard to water resources and for species diversity. Bulgaria’s favorable geographic location creates excellent preconditions for the development of tourism.

For more information about Bulgaria, please refer to the Official tourism portal of Bulgaria



Nessebar, Bulgaria time is 2 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


Phone Calls

Country calling code +359

International call prefix 00

Trunk prefix 0

Dialing to a mobile network requires the access code together with the 0. Dialing from a mobile network requires either an area or access code with the trunk or international format ((0)YY YXXXXXX or +359 YY YXXXXXX).



The Bulgarian Lev is the currency of Bulgaria.

More information and online currency convertor: Click here


Credit Cards

Most types of credit cards are accepted, but American Express, Visa and MasterCard are gaining ground and can often be used at up-market restaurants, souvenir shops, top-end hotels, car rental firms, travel agencies, and etc. You cannot rely on using a credit card exclusively in Bulgaria use it to get cash from banks and for major purchases only.


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