Simitli is located some 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Sofia, the country's capital.
Savvy travelers often use Simitli as a launch pad for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region is home to a wealth of fascinating sights and attractions. If you're keen to explore more of the area, head 9 miles (14 kilometers) where you'll find Blagoevgrad. Here you can enjoy the American University in Bulgaria and Church Vavedenie Bogorodichno.
About 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the north of Simitli is Sofia, a regional city where you can visit TZUM Central Department Store, Bulgarian Army Stadium and Sofia University. Banya Basha Mosque, Inter Expo and Congress Center and Council of Ministers Sofia are other good spots to visit.
Those with a love of history will enjoy exploring the region's fabulous fortresses, ruins and old towns. If the rain clouds roll in, don't worry, Bulgaria is home to a range of history museums, that will keep you and your family entertained and dry.
If you like spending time with like-minded travelers, Bulgaria features a range of specialized tours such as winery tours and city walking tours. Have some fun upon the water with a spot of canoeing or swimming.
When the time comes to leave Simitli, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Doviždane" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with once-in-a-lifetime memories that are yours to keep forever.