With 1.5 million inhabitants, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, combines the style and convenience of a modern European city with the charm and excitement of the Balkans. With a history dating back 2,500 years, Sofia features gorgeous architectural wonders, such as the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest orthodox churches in the world.
Sofia stretches right to the foot of Mount Vitosha, which is visible from streets in the southern parts of the city. A holiday in Sofia can be spent visiting the city and why not skiing too!
Vitosha holiday rentals
Mount Vitosha is a gorgeous mountain massif right at the south of the city of Sofia. Vitosha mountain is famous for its ski resorts in the winter, and its scenic hiking trails and mountain-climbing spots the rest of the year. The mountain massif's highest peak, Cherni Vrah ("Black Peak"), reaches an altitude of 7,513 ft. The famous national park located here hosts diverse flora and fauna, as well as mineral springs. The mountain overlooks Sofia, and provides a spectacular view of the capital. It's easy to plan day trips from the mountain to the city centre, or vice-versa, either by public transportation or by car.
Choosing a rental apartment in Dragalevtsi
Sofia's Draglevtsi quarter is located in the southwestern part of the city, at the foot of Vitosha mountain. This chic area takes its name from the nearly 700 year-old Dragalevtsi Monastery
located here. The monastery hosts frescoes dating back to the 15th century, as well as many paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. Dragalevtsi makes a great base of operations to explore Mount Vitosha, as a chairlift connects the quarter directly to the ski slopes up in the mountain.
Choosing a Sofia accommodation in Boyana district
The Boyana district is located south of the city centre. Its proximity to Mount Vitosha makes it a great option to explore the mountain park and resort. The Boyana waterfalls and Boyana lake are also found nearby, making Boyana a great base of operations for hiking tours and nature walks. The Boyana Church was built in the 10th century, and hosts frescoes that span the illustrious history of the church. Boyana Church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.