Sofia: Fast Becoming Top City Break Destination
Sofia's popularity is rising with European City Break travellers with over 40 airlines expanding their European destinations to include Sofia and competing heavily on price. With a combination of cheap flights and affordable accommodation available in Sofia more and more tourists are enjoying Sofia holidays breaks.
In years gone by Sofia has been a relatively unknown city break hotspot with many of Bulgaria visitors heading straight to the coast or the many ski resorts. However, Sofia is now moving up the popularity table rivalling the more established city break destinations of Prague, Venice and Budapest.
Sofia's Selling Points
Although Sofia is Bulgaria's largest city it remains walk able allowing visitors to stroll amongst the varied architecture, shopping malls and bars. The availability of public transport in various forms from trams, buses and the metro makes Sofia attractively accessible.
New city break destinations sometimes lack a little culture but Sofia offers a cultural experience with an abundance of museums, galleries and performing arts to enjoy. Sofia's Archaeological Museum, historical artwork in its medieval church and the Monument to the Soviet Army are all attracting visitors with the city's most visited attraction being the Mineral Baths.
Sofia's selling points include a choice of modern attractions from vibrant restaurants and stylish bars in international boutiques and up market hotels. Mount Vitosha nearby offers the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a hike or a quick skiing trip on the slopes.
Spring and Summer are attracting the biggest tourist volumes however unlike the seasonal beach and ski holiday destinations, city breaks provide an all year round appeal.
The growing popularity of Sofia as a holiday destination and the increasing affluence of its residents has led to a dramatic increase in hotels and affordable accommodation. The greater availability of affordable accommodation now means that a Bulgaria holiday to Sofia is now more affordable than Europe's other top city break destinations.
Sofia's ancient Byzantine churches, monuments and other treasures make a holiday in Sofia a truly reward experience and despite being the centre of the country's economic and political scene, Bulgaria's capital retains a relaxed charm resulting in a laidback stay for many holiday makers. Sofia not only offers a fascinating insight into an emerging Eastern European city but provides a comfortable and cultural break for any would be holiday maker.