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Veliko Tarnovo Region in Bulgaria Offers Great Investment Opportunities

Here in Yantra Homes, we offer a wide range of exquisite properties for sale in the historical capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Our portfolio of Bulgarian real estates also includes low-priced properties in the popular municipalities of Tryavna, Elena, Pavlikeni and Polski Trambesh, among others.

The combination of the romantic ambience with the old crafts makes the region of Veliko Tarnovo extremely popular with property buyers. Whether you are looking for a primary or secondary home, holiday home, villa, apartment, commercial property or looking for investment properties, we can take care of all your needs.

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Entertainment, Events and Festivals, News, Recreation, Sights, Things to do

The New Adventure in Veliko Tarnovo – A Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Why should you try it?


The Balloon Flight is one of the most enjoyable and exciting adventures, which attract more and more admirers from all over the world. The fly in the sky adventure will keep your adrenaline level on and will charge you with positive emotions for a long time.

About the project…

The project is named „Balloon adventure – a new joint tourism product“ and the are project partners are ARRBC-Vidin and ARIES-Oltenia. The main purpose of this project is to attract more tourists and visitors in the cross-border Bulgaria -Romania and to promote this exclusive tourism product. This event will take place in different Bulgarian towns such as Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Silistra and Dobrich.

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Bulgaria Property, Lifestyle, Money, Property News, Useful

Why now is a great time to invest in a holiday home in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria?

More than three-quarters of a million Brits now owning a holiday home or investment property abroad, it is obvious – that kind of investment has an unquestionable effect – not to mention the benefits of earning passive incomes. From April 2016, buying a second home in the UK will costs 3% in stamp duty i.e. buying a holiday home in Britain will cost the usual amount of stamp duty, plus an additional 2%. However taxes on buying property in Bulgaria won’t change, so if you weren’t tempted to buy your holiday home in Bulgaria before, you might be more tempted now! Continue Reading

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Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Bulgaria

So you’re planning to visit Bulgaria soon? Great, because you are going to have an amazing time. However, Bulgaria is one of the most undiscovered and unpopular countries to travel. That’s why you need to be prepared and what better way to learn about a destination than from the local experts.

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Moving to Bulgaria. Paying your bills

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Bulgarian currency

Paying your bills in Bulgaria is easy. Whether we are talking about water, electricity or internet bills – there are a number of options which you are presented with.

  1. You can pay your bills in an office of the service provider. This means you will go to one place to pay your electricity bill, to another to pay you TV bill, to a third to pay for you mobile phone and so on and so on. This is not the best option if your daily schedule is full.
  2. Some of the service providing companies offer you the option to pay via their internet sites and not in person.
  3. There are the authorized payment agencies which have centres across the country in various places – supermarkets, gas stations, shopping centres, etc. After an initial registration you can pay all your bills in one go using their services which obviously will save you a lot of time and energy. These agencies provide on-line (for which you will need a bank account) and in person services.
  4. If you live in a village your options are somewhat more limited – you can pay your power, water and telephone bills in the post offices there but bills like the ones for TV, Internet and gas may have to be paid in person in the office of the company or over the internet.
  5. Of course there is the option for you to open a bank account and set up payments by direct debit. This way you will have no worries regarding paying your bills on time.

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Moving to Bulgaria. Mobile Phone Networks, Operators and Plans

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A map of Bulgaria showing the 3G and 4G coverage of one of the mobile operators. Veliko Tarnovo, where we are based, also benefits from the 4G connection.

As promised our new blog is about mobile phone networks, operators and plans. There are three major mobile phone operators in Bulgaria – Vivacom, Telenor and Mtel. The services and prices they provide are comparable. Within each provider prices per minute vary – you have to choose a mobile plan and decide what you want included in it and then see how much they will charge you. Generally speaking the longer the contract – the lower the price, the higher your monthly fee is – the lower prices per minute are. Also you can receive different amount of free minutes to spend talking and MB to spend surfing (we will talk about the internet in another blog but we now have 4G connection in Bulgaria) again depending on the monthly plan you select.  These operators also have additional services like providing TV and landlines so combining them with you mobile plan means you will get even further discounts.

As everywhere around the world here you can have a pay-as-you-go SIM card or go for a contract. As expected prices per minute will be much favourable if you choose the contract. An important note to make here is that to get a prepaid SIM card you have to register it to your name – that is when you are buying it you have to show a valid ID. Top up vouchers can be purchase across the country virtually from everywhere – gas stations, post offices, supermarkets, newsstands, mobile operators’ offices

Here are links to the three major mobile phone operators:

Telenor http://www.telenor.bg/en the best site in English of all three.

Vivacom https://www.vivacom.bg/en/about/about-us/company/who-are-we

Mtel https://www.mtel.bg/bg no English version here, sorry.

As a whole Bulgaria’s mobile phone network is extensive, covering the entire country. Mobile reception is generally very good; problems occur only in very remote and mountainous areas.

Next time we will tell you more about how and where you can pay your bills.

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Moving to Bulgaria. Supermarkets and Superstores

Moving-59So it’s all decided now and you are moving over to Bulgaria permanently? Great news! Sure you are wondering about the way of living here and how things are getting done. No worries! We are going to tell you about different aspects of everyday life in a series of blogs.

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Tsarevets Fortess in Veliko Tarnovo

Today the blog is about the supermarket and superstore chains which you can find in Bulgaria. Many of the world renowned brands are represented here. We are based in the beautiful town of Veliko Tarnovo or VT as some call it; the town and the area are highly liked by foreigners looking for the perfect place to relocate in Bulgaria. So we are going to tell you about the names you can find nationwide and those of them which are based in Veliko Tarnovo itself. Bulgaria is not a big country so getting to any of the places which you can’t find in VT is easy and won’t take long. Continue Reading