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May 31, 2018
seven rila lakes how to get to

How to get to the Seven Rila Lakes/Sapareva Banya from Sofia?

Whether you are visiting Bulgaria for a short city break or you are about to spend quite some time here, one of the best places to visit are the seven Rila Lakes in the Rila Mountains.  Another must do is to visit hot mineral water pools and spend a day in relaxation. And what better than a combination of both? Located at less than 100 km away from Sofia the Seven Rila lakes is a natural phenomenon that gathers people from all over the world with captivating beauty and stunning views albeit summer or winter. The Seven Rila Lakes The seven Rila lakes are naturally created glacial lakes and as the name says they are a total of 7 and each one carries a name associated with its most characteristic feature: Salzata  (“The Tear”) due to its clear waters that allow visibility in depth. Okoto (“The Eye”) after its almost perfectly oval form. Babreka (“The Kidney”) after its shape resembling a kidney. Bliznaka (“The Twin”) consisting of inner and outer […]
April 11, 2012
Varna Collage

How to get to Varna

If you travel to Varna by plane Varna Airport is located about 7 km west of the town. As of 2017 WizzAir offer direct flight from Sofia to Varna.  There are a few options as follows: By bus You can easily catch bus number 409. The bus station is located in front of the VIP exit. The working time table over the weekdays is between 5:45 and 20:00 and over the weekend between 5:45 – 23:00. The arrival time is between 15 – 20 minutes. Prices are 1 BGN to the city and 3 BGN to Golden Sands and you pay to the person assigned for this in the bus. For further reference, click here. For a map of the buses, click here. Rent a car All rent-a-car offices are located in Terminal 1 (Arrivals). There you can find several well known rent-a-car companies like AVIS, SIXT, Budget and Dollar Thrifty. By taxi If there is no bus, and you don’t need a rent-a-car, you can take a taxi. The rate should […]
October 21, 2011
How to get to Plovdiv

How to get to Plovdiv

Plovdiv the city of the 7 hills. It is the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv – is a pretty good option for a day trip outside of Sofia. Usually the first option for people who have a day to spare outside the capital is the Rila Monastery. However, Plovdiv should not be underestimated because it offers a lot of variety and it could cater for all kinds of interests. It has a lot to offer when it comes to sightseeing and culture.  It also boasts a lot of lovely restaurants and shopping streets. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s see some of the magnificent things Plovdiv has to offers from the albums of the city’s Facebook page and then we will explain how to get there: Getting to Plovdiv from Sofia is easy. Here are the common ways to do it: To Plovdiv by Bus:  There’s a bus leaving from the Central Bus Station at every hour (even every 30 minutes in the middle […]