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October 25, 2018
Top 7 Day Trips from Sofia

Top 7 Best Day Trips from Sofia

You have already explored Sofia? Great! Then it’s time to see what else Bulgaria has to offer. Sofia is the perfect starting point for various types of day trips including small historical towns, natural landmarks and so much more. Here are our top 7 suggestions for day trips from Sofia: The Rila Monastery and the Rila mountain The Rila Monastery is truly one of Bulgaria’s most emblematic symbols and one of its most picturesquely located landmarks! Nested amongst the majestic peaks of the highest mountain on the Balkans, the monastery is simply an architectural and ethnographic piece of art to be discovered at the end of a scenic mountainous road that leaves you breathless on every turn. And if the inexhaustible array of stunning views displayed towards ancient forests, crystal-water mountain creeks and stiff alpine cliffs are not enough to have you hold your camera out throughout the whole journey, then the sophisticated lines of the monastery complex, its colorful inner yard facade and authentic atmosphere, are certain to do so. No […]
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 […]