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Sophia is a pleasing laid-back capital of Bulgaria which is situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. It is located at the strategic crossroads as the route from Western Europe to Istanbul passes through it. Being in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea and closest to the Aegean Sea. Today it is the cultural and economic center of the country and surprise its visitors with its historic treasures, vibrant art scene, heart warming cuisines, authentic shopping scene, country’s finest museums and art galleries, restaurants and pubs along with vast green spaces and ski resorts to offer them a great escape. So fly to Sophia and enjoy a fun-packed holiday trip that surely rejuvenates your senses.
The Bulgarian capital Sofia has a lot of stories to tell through its incredible history. It has various churches, mosques overbearing the Soviet and Roman architecture which make it even more incredible city to visit. Start your sightseeing trip to Sofia with a visit to magnificent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a stunningly beautiful 19th century Orthodox Cathedral built in Neo-Byzantine style. You just cannot ignore a visit to Banya Bashi Mosque which reflects the Turkish chapter in the city. This Ottoman mosque constructed in 16th century is one of the most beautiful monuments in the heart of the city. Do visit the Vitosha Boulevard, the fanciest street in the city decked with posh boutiques, fashion houses, cafes, benches and kiosks redesigned into an elegant art nouveau style is worth spending few leisure hours. Do visit St. Sofia Church that gave the city its name in the 1300s during the Second Bulgarian Empire. Climbing to more than 2,200 the Vitosha Mountain behind Sofia’s southwestern suburbs of Vitosha offers you a thrilling adventurous experience that you cherished throughout your life. You surely love to visit Borisova Gradina which is the most famous park with a beautiful landscape and one of the oldest ones in the city where you can spend a few relaxing moments.
Located on the northern hemisphere, Bulgaria has a typical continental climate marked by hot summers and severely cold winters. The summers are from June to August when the day is long and the temperature is hot is the best time to visit the capital city. It is the peak season in Bulgaria as well. If you want an escape in the sea resorts then you need to wait for the winter months which are from December to March.
Several airlines offer cheap and best flights from London, United Kingdom to Sofia. Some of the prominent among them are Wizz Air, Ryanair, easyJet, American Airlines, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa, Aegean, Air France, Bulgarian Air, Air Serbia, Alitalia, SWISS, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Tarom, Aeroflot, Austrian and Alitalia are few of them. Ryanair, Wizz Air and American Airlines are the frequent flyers on this route. There are 62 direct flights from London to Sofia connecting both the destinations. From London to Sophia, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Wednesday is the most expensive one.
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