On Sept. 6, Bulgaria’s Unification Day, residents took advantage of the country’s four-day holiday and packed their suitcases for Greece. According to the Bulgarian news agency novinite.com, thousands of people and cars crossed the Bulgarian-Greek border on that day.
The head of the Border Police Directorate in Bulgaria’s city of Smolyan, Boyko Bozhkov, said that more than 15,500 cars and 56,000 people crossed the border at the Kulata-Promachonas crossing while another 1,900 vechicles and 8,700 passengers crossed the borders at Zlatograd crossing point, the Bulgarian Focus news agency reported.
Since the Kulata area is the most common crossing point, Bozhkov advised his countrymen to return to Bulgaria through Ilinden, in order to avoid huge traffic in Kulata. On Sep. 9, the end of the long holiday, thousands of people are expected to return to Bulgaria after having spent their vacations in Greece.