Svishtov Vacations

"Dobre doshal" to Svishtov in Bulgaria, which is well-known for its rural landscapes, beaches and wetlands.

Svishtov is located approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Sofia, the national capital.

It's little wonder Svishtov is so popular with with international and local vacationers alike; the surrounding region is dotted with terrific cities, attractions and landscapes. You'll find Byala, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Ivanovo 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.

Should the heavens open, fear not, Bulgaria boasts some terrific history museums, guaranteed to keep you happily occupied. Faith is a illuminating facet of every place's make-up, so why not set aside some time to visit Bulgaria's cathedrals and other sites of religious significance.

If you love to get wet, this is a great place for watersports. Canoeing is popular with the locals and another great outdoor sport is swimming. There can be times when the most enjoyable way to get to know a place is by tapping into local knowledge. The region offers a range of city walking tours and winery tours.

Those who travel often know that a region's culinary arts are one of the best ways to really get to know an area. Regular ingredients in this area are kiselo mlyako (yoghurt) and kashkaval (yellow cheese). Try out some local meals, like shkembe chorba (tripe soup) and tarator (cold soup). Mliako s oriz (rice pudding) is a great choice to end any Bulgaria food experience. If you are partial to a nice cold beer, try out zagorka. It is the drink of choice for many locals in Bulgaria. To wrap up your meal, try a mineral water. This is a frequently consumed non-alcoholic drink in this region.

When it is time to leave Svishtov, say farewell the way they do in Bulgarian, with a hearty "DoviĹždane."

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