Heading to Bulgaria? We have hand picked six lovely towns and cities, all within three or so hours of the nation’s capital, Sofia. Each has something different to offer but all have one thing in common; these are great destinations in any season. vagrantsoftheworld.com
Rila Monastery, southwestern Rila Mountains, 73 mi south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River. Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St. John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex which played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria.
Sofia itself is really interesting city to explore. But if you happen to be in the Bulgarian capital for longer than a few days, you may want to explore its most remarkable surrounding areas. Here are some of the most exciting day trips arround Sofia!