Map of Bulgaria – A modern Volume that defines the exact position of the Bulgarian sea coast, based on the modern administrative boundaries and corresponding latitudes. Map of Bulgaria (hereinafter referred to as the Sofia Map) was first prepared by the Archaeological Institute of Thrace (ASOT) under the direction of Stamides Methodus.
The first edition of this Modern Volume was issued in 1965 and was a highly successful attempt at depicting the whole extent of the ancient Bulgarian seacoast, both in terms of physical features and political importance bulgarian black sea resorts. The Modern Bulgarian Map has been used ever since then for archaeological purposes as well as cartography. This manuscript was a remarkable contribution towards the field of cartography, as it gives an impressive account of the early condition of the places of the Black Sea coast and of the surrounding areas.
Map of Bulgaria
The Modern Bulgarian Map presents the entire extent of the region of the Adriatic, from the foothills of the Alps to the confluence of the rivers Danube and Black Sea. It depicts also the most important port in the region: the port of Pirin, on the river Danube in the immediate vicinity of Sofia. In addition to Pirin, the Modern Bulgarian Map includes the leading cities of Blizos (Pirlo Francisca), Smiljan (Sevilenia Craciu), flags (Southeastern Bloc), Saloniki (the old capital of the Bulgarian Archipelago), Sofia (the modern capital of Bulgaria), and Rugas (the largest city of Rhodope). These cities constitute the significant part of the archipelago and constitute the major tourist and commercial centers of the region. The Modern Bulgarian Map also provides a key for travelers planning a trip to the Adriatic area.
Bulgaria’s most important archeological site-the Velikova Caves-are situated in the southern part of the country. The most popular archeological site of the country-the Chotulskoy Research Centre (Creek Museum of Archeology and Folk Culture) near Plovdiv, is visited by numerous foreign visitors. Another archaeological site of great importance in Bulgaria, the Velikova Caves, is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Besides Velikova, other important archeological sites in Bulgaria are the Velizhen Cave (dating from the 3rd millennium BC), the Korce districts (also called the Kornati districts and comprising of several beautiful beaches), and the Baglioni region.