Sofia is definitely one of Europe’s hidden gems and I would recommend anyone taking a trip around Europe to put it on their list of stops. I decided to take a trip there because it had the cheapest flights on Skyscanner. I had not idea what to expect when in Sofia, but I am definitely happy that I took the leap. I spent 3 days in Sofia as I needed a little breakaway and it was perfect. I managed to get in everything I wanted to do, apart from a hike to Vitosha Moutain – because I did not have great hiking boots. Sofia is definitely a sweet city, full of culture and character.
Lady’s Market was one of my favourite places in Sofia as I love a good haggling session with the locals. There are free walking tours or you could be adventurous like I was and lead your own walking tour. Visiting St Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Rila Mountain and Rila Monastery were really peaceful and spiritual – they really helped me find some inner peace and clarity in my thoughts. Sofia was definitely needed and came at the perfect time.
Sofia is a surprisingly sweet city.
Can I just add that Shopska salad is the BEST salad I have had in my entire life. I could eat it every single day, breakfast, lunch and dinner haha.