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Day Trip Out Of Sofia.

I'm travelling to Sofia for a week with my girlfriend in March. We plan on renting a car for a few days. This is my first time ever in Europe. We would love to take a morning, afternoon or full day to go on a little side trip out of Sofia, but I really have no idea where to go. Would love to see some smaller towns or villages. She is a photographer so any scenic areas would be nice. Also very interested in crossing a border into another country - are there any border crossings with towns or cities in driving distance?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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1. Re: Day Trip Out Of Sofia.

Hi Justin,

There are many options if u r renting a car :)

1. Drive along the Iskar Gorge. The road follows the course of the Iskar River through a winding, scenic canyon. Last time I drove in this area, the road wasn't perfect, but it's still OK. This is to the north of Sofia.

2. You can also go to the Iskar Dam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iskar_Reservoir This is to the south east of Sofia.

3. You could try the Sofia Sveta Gora - it is a huge area around Sofia full of small monasteries in or outside of villages. http://www.svetagorasofia.bg/en

4. You could simply hike to Vitosha - the mountain just south of Sofia (really close)

5. If you want to go to another country - the closest border is with Serbia. But I don't know if you will like something near the border.

6. Go to Melnik! It is on the border with Greece, so a bit more to drive, but it is worth doing it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melnik,_Bulgaria

7. If you have more time you can go to Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo (these are really nice cities, but a bit away from Sofia)

Hope this is useful and not too confusing. There is a lot to be seen in Bulgaria :)

Enjoy your stay



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2. Re: Day Trip Out Of Sofia.

Hi! My favourites for a day trip are Rila Monastery and Koprivshtica (a small town). Check them for more info and find out why they definitely worth a visit!

Enjoy your stay in Bulgaria!

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