Travel to the cosmopolitan capital of Sofia
Get to know the capital of Bulgaria, a city that has become a popular destination in the Balkans, thanks to its cosmopolitan air, busy sidewalks and relaxed mood surrounded by lush parks and cultural centers.
Start your acquaintance with the hospitable Sofia, with a walk on the main pedestrian street Vitosha, the place that pulsates with life all hours of the day. Wander among the cafes and restaurants, the shops of local and commercial character and follow this busy boulevard that will lead you to the famous National Palace of Culture. You will be impressed by the view of this majestic building with its fountains and if you are lucky you can enjoy some of the remarkable performances of classical music that are organized very regularly.
Enjoy your carefree walks and look for the symbol of the city, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with its golden domes, the second largest orthodox church in the Balkans. Continue your exploration, pass the Tsar Osbobotitelia monument, and head to the beautiful Borisova Gradina Park. Take a relaxing walk against the backdrop of the lush park that will fill you with colorful images and discover why the place is a favorite meeting point for locals.
Of course you can not be in the capital of Bulgaria and not discover the special culture of the place and all its small treasures. Choose from the most important museums in Sofia and visit the National History Museum, the National Archaeological Museum or the Ethnographic Museum and enjoy their famous exhibits that will take you to another era.
Food and local cuisine
The city of Sofia has a wide range of restaurants with local and international flavors that cater to all tastes. Of course you can not visit the city and not try some of the delicious delicacies of the Bulgarian tradition. Start your meal with the popular Shopska Salad, try the delicious Tarator soup and the traditional cheese pie Banitsa. Visit a shop with traditional items and try the white sirene po shopisei cheese and the lukanka salami, which will give you a representative taste of the place.
The best time to visit Sofia
In the city of Sofia you can travel all months of the year. However, from May to October the temperatures are higher and the weather is more favorable.
How to use transportation in Sofia
Transfer from/to Sofia
In Sofia you can travel by road, as the city is about 3.5 hours from the city of Thessaloniki. Of course you can travel by air with cheap flights from Thessaloniki and Athens all year round. From the airport you can transfer to the city center using a taxi that will cost from 6-15 euros. You can also use the airport buses that will take you to the metro stop that will take you to the center in half an hour.
The city of Sofia has an organized transport network consisting of buses and metros, which run frequently covering all destinations and attractions in the city. Of course there is also the slightly more expensive option of using a taxi.