Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a
mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek,
Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance,
music, costumes, and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital city,
Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.