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Airport of departure: Antalya International Airport (AYT)
Airport of arrival: Sofia Airport (SOF)
Flight time from Antalya to Sofia: 2 hours

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. Located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, the city is located on the Sofia Basin, from which it takes its name. Fascinating with its historical buildings and unique architecture reflecting the traces of the Ottoman-Russian war, Sofia promises its visitors an unforgettable holiday experience with its cultural background and natural wonders.

Sofia's history dates back to the 8th century and through this is one of the oldest settlements in the country. The city, which stands out with its colorful and vibrant nightlife and rich culinary culture, is one of the cities that attract history lovers with its museums and cathedrals.

You can buy your affordable Sofia air ticket immediately by following the campaigns organized by Pegasus Airlines. You can also take advantage of early booking opportunities to explore Sofia's rich cultural heritage and delicious cuisine at cheap prices.

You can reach Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, with the comfortable and advantageous flights of Pegasus Airlines. Pegasus Airlines organizes direct flights from Antalya Airport to Sofia Airport. You can also choose connecting flights from Antalya to visit Sofia from different points.

The landing point for Sofia flights operated from Antalya Airport (AYT) is Sofia Airport (SOF).

Sofia is one of the ideal routes, especially in terms of cultural tourism, with its natural beauties, historical riches and unique architecture. You can also visit this unique city by taking advantage of Pegasus Airline’s cheap flight ticket campaigns.


Transport from Sofia Airport to the City Center

Sofia Airport is located about 10 kilometers from the center of Sofia, which makes it quite easy to get from the airport to the city center. Sofia Airport has 2 terminals and both terminals provide transportation to the city center. You can get to the city center from the airport using the M1 metro and two bus lines (84 and 384). Bus services run between 05.00 and 23.00 every day, and metro services between 05:00 and 00.00. You can also reach any part of the city you want by taking a taxi from the stops located at the exit of the airport arrivals terminal.

You can also rent a car of your choice by using the Pegasus Airlines car rental service to reach Sofia city center quickly and comfortably.

Public Transportation

There are bus, tram, and metro options for city transportation in Sofia. Buses serving many routes allow you to get to the desired point of the city economically. In addition, there are two different metro lines in the city, north-south, and east-west. According to these lines, you can quickly and conveniently get to the area you are going to by metro. In addition, taxis are also one of the options you can choose for city transportation.

Sofia has many different accommodation alternatives, from luxury hotels to boutique hotels and hostels. The most preferred areas for the accommodation of tourists in the city center are Alexander Dondukov Boulevard, Todor Alexsander Boulevard and Vitosha Boulevard. Many historical and tourist attractions can be reached on foot in these areas. On the other hand, if you are looking for an economical option in a quiet and peaceful environment, you can choose boutique hotels and hostels located further from the city center.

To review all the hotels in Sofia and stay at more cheap prices, you can book a hotel with Pegasus Airlines.

Sofia cuisine offers flavors from many different cultures in line with its deep-rooted history. In addition to the local dishes of Bulgarian cuisine in the city, you can encounter many dishes from the Balkan, Middle Eastern and Turkish cultures. Meat dishes occupy an important place in the cuisine of Sofia. Bulgarian kebab and Meshana Skra are the city's favorite meat dishes. Besides, Bob chorba made with beans, pritnisa, shopska salad, and yogurt tarator are among the famous dishes of Sofia. Also, Banitsa, a type of pastry that can be made with spinach, pumpkin or cheese, and tikvenik are among the other popular delicacies you should taste. Siren cheese is the most consumed type of cheese in the city, famous for its cheese varieties. Funuyki and baklava are the main deserts of the city.

Information that may be useful and things to consider during your trip to Sofia can be listed as follows:

Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Sofia

  • In Sofia, meat, sausages, and salami may contain pork. Therefore, be careful not to consume these products without asking.
  • Tap water can be easily drinkable in the city.
  • You can shop at more affordable prices by trying to bargain while shopping.
  • Sofia can be very cold during the winter months. Accordingly, if you are planning to visit Sofia in the winter months, do not forget to take clothes suitable for the season with you.

About Visa

Citizens of the Republic of Turkey who have a special passport can enter the city without a visa on their travels not exceeding 90 days. In addition, visa-free passage is possible for citizens of other countries who have a Schengen visa. By clicking here, you can get detailed information about the countries where Bulgaria and the visa process apply for a visa.

Weather

Winter months in Sofia with a continental climate are usually cold and harsh, while in summer in the city, where the spring months are usually rainy, temperatures hover around 30- 33 degrees. In this direction, the summer months are the period when the tourist density of the city is the highest.

Neighboring Cities

  • Pernik (35 km)
  • Samokov (60 km)
  • Dupnitsa (71 km)

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +359
  • City Code: 2
  • Sofia Airport (SOF): +359 2 937 2211
  • Emergency: 112

Sofia bears the traces of many different cultures in line with its deep-rooted historical past. There are many places worth seeing in the city in this direction, from historical buildings, museums, cathedrals to parks.

  • The first place you should visit during your trip to Sofia is the Sofia Archaeological Museum. Reflecting Sofia's historical past, the museum offers the opportunity to see artifacts from the Roman and Ancient Greek periods.
  • There are many important historical structures in Sofia. One of these structures is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which today serves as an Orthodox church. The cathedral, which was built with neo-Byzantine architecture, is one of the most valuable structures of the city with its magnificent structure and impressive appearance. Moreover, Boyana Church, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, also has a charming atmosphere with the frescoes on its walls.
  • Two other must-see spots in the city are the National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art. The Natural History museum, the oldest museum in Bulgaria, contains the remains of various animals birds and insects and various rock samples. On the other hand, the national art gallery stands out as an art complex where more than 30 thousand works of art, sculptures, and graphics are exhibited in three main sections.
  • After visiting Sofia's impressive historical buildings, you can take a walk in the peaceful and calm atmosphere of Borisova Gradina Park. Afterwards, you can relieve the tiredness of the day with local food and drinks in the cafes and restaurants located in the park.
  • Sofia's other must-see structures are Slaveykov Square, Museum of Socialist Art, National Palace of Culture, Sofia Zoo, Pancharevo Lake, Sveta Nedelya Cathedral, and Battenberg Square.

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