The peak time to visit Sofia is the summer season, from June to August. It is warm and sunny, at about 76-81 deg F with at least 8.5 hours of daily sunshine on an average. This translates into ample time for enjoy the city’s super architecture and other cultural attractions. It would be advisable to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for a budget option, you can visit here during the winters in November and March. It would be colder and snowy at about 38-51 deg F, but you might get some discounted deals on flights and accommodations.
The city is served by the country’s leading international airport, Sofia Airport. The airport is a hub for BH Air, Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Ryanair and Wizz Air, besides being an airbase of Bulgarian Air Force. It offers scheduled flights to a number of international destinations like Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London among others through a number of airlines including Bulgaria Airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air. Places of interest in Sofia
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. It is located at the foothills of Vitosha Mountain between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea. One of the oldest European cities, Sophia is distinguished by its seven mineral springs, breathtaking scenery and an eclectic mix of architectures. Other star attractions here are historical churches, palaces, museums, galleries, gardens and bridges.The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria in Sofia. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, this 19th century cathedral with a gold-plated dome is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world and second-largest cathedral in Balkan Peninsula. It was built to honour the Russian soldiers who had died in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 AD.Vitosha
Vitosha is a dome-shaped mountain just outside Sofia. It is the closest point for hiking and skiing here, and it also has a meteorological station, some mineral springs and country’s longest cave (18 kms). Vitosha’s coniferous forest is home to 1500 species of plants, 500 species of fungi, 500 species of algae, 326 species of mosses and 200 species of lichens.The Saint Sofia Church
The Saint Sofia Church is a 6th century church that gave its name to the city. Built over a much older Roman necropolis, this second oldest church in the city is dedicated to Saint Sophia and it depicts him as Christ seated on a rainbow. It also depicts icons of some other noted saints like St. George and St. Vladimir.The National Historical Museum
Established in 1973, the National Historical Museum in Sofia is Bulgaria's largest museum. It is located in the former house of the former dictator and has an extensive collection of more than 650000 artefacts related to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography. The National Historical Museum had organized a special exhibition in 1984 to observe 1300 years of birth of the country.