Both the largest city and capital of the Republic of Bulgaria, the city of Sofia has a brilliant history that dates back to Antiquity. It's no wonder you're planning a holiday in Sofia! Search for cheap flights to Sofia Airport (SOF), which is located in the city just a few miles from the centre and provides direct access to Sofia University,near the city centre. Fly low cost with easyJet for the cheapest fares.
Today, the city that is surrounded by mountains on all sides welcomes tourists with a humid continental climate and proximity to the three borders of Serbia, Macedonia and Greece. Popular in summer for city tours but also in winter for ski season.
Direct flights to Sofia take just over 3 hours from London.
Sofia is one of the most dynamic cities in Eastern Europe, with an interesting mix of European and Communist-era architecture, elegant orthodox churches and great skiing just a short bus-ride away. Can you believe that Sofia was first founded 2,500 years ago? As one of Europe's oldest cities, you can be sure there is plenty to see and do.
Mineral Spas: Ancient ruins are spread throughout the city centre but the most interesting thing isn't found in the age-old bricks, it's in the water. Sofia was founded because of its mineral waters. There are 7 mineral water springs in Sofia alone, all accessible to the public.
Lakes and gardens: The banks of Ariana Lake and Barisova gradina, the green lungs of the city, become popular places to hang out as soon as the weather turns warm. City Garden, which first opened in 1872 and the Salveykov Square, home to an open-air book market are both great places to explore.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral: In postcard-perfect style, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is probably the most photographed building in the city and is one of the largest orthodox churches in the world.
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Sofia doesn't lack when it comes to accommodating its visitors. Find your cheap hotels in Sofia early however if you're travelling in peak season. The good rooms get taken up fast!
Ski season is here but if you don't have the budget for a trip to the Alps then your best bet is to head east. Bulgaria is your ticket for a cheap ski trip this year.
If you're on a tight budget there's no excuse for not taking a holiday when places like these, around the world, are as cheap as chips! From Bulgaria to Mexico, you won't be disappointed by these budget destinations!