Welcome to Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,250,000. Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea level, the climate is moderate and continental, characterized by cold winters and relatively cool summers. The average temperature in January is 1 degree below zero Centigrade, and the average July temperature is 20 degrees Centigrade. The city is located at a strategic crossroads. The route from Western Europe to Istanbul passes through Sofia via Beograd and Skopje, then through Plovdiv to Turkey. Sofia also connects The Near East and The Middle East, lying between the banks of The Danube and the shores of The White Sea on the one hand, and between The Black Sea and The Adriatic on the other.

Top Tours & Activities in Sofia

The Seven Rila Lakes

Join us a visit to Seven Lakes. Spend most of the day on fresh air and admire to the natural beauty of this landscape.

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Combo Tour: Koprivshtitsa & Plovdiv

Discover the cities of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on this full-day tour from Sofia. The amusing mixture of traditions, culture, and architectural masterpieces are a must-see for every culture-hungry traveler.

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One Day Tour Of Plovdiv And Perushtitsa With Wine Tasting From Sofia

Your tour begins with a visit to the ancient city of Plovdiv, which exist as they inhabited, leaving unique traits of their cultures. The next stop will be Perushtitsa, a symbol of Bulgarian heroism. At the end of your tour, stop at a famous winery, where you can taste the typical Bulgarian wine.

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From Sofia: Full Day Guided Tour To Rila Monastery And Boyana Church With Lunch

Join us on this day tour from Sofia to the Rila Monastery. We will pick you up in your accommodation and show one of the supreme bulgarian sites, along with some of the highlights of the region! Have lunch in a nice local restaurant and also visit the Boyana Church. At the end of the day you'll be back in Sofia.

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Rila Monastery & Boyana Church Tour – Every Day

Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day! FULL DAY TOUR (7-8 HRS) FROM SOFIA TO RILA MONASTERY AND BOYANA CHURCH

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One Day Tour In Bulgaria And Macedonia

Tour highlights: Boyana Church and Zemen Monastery, Bulgaria; Osogovo Monastery, Macedonia; light lunch

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From Sofia: One Day Tour To Plovdiv And Bachkovo Monastery

The tour starts at your hotel, where our English-speaking driver will pick you up and guide you on a visit to the ancient city of Plovdiv, which several people inhabited leaving different traces of their cultures. The next stop will be the monastery of Bachkovo, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria.

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From Sofia: Full Day Tour To Hisarya And Starosel With Wine Tasting

Visit the village of Starosel, and visit the Thracian temple and palace from the 5th century BC. After tasting Bulgarian wines at a winery, explore Hisarya. Tour the ruins of Roman walls and tombs, before returning to Sofia.

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Language
Bulgarian
Currency
Bulgarian Lev
Time Zone
UTC+03:00
Country Phone Code
+359
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