Sofia - History
An ancient Thracian town arose close to the thermal springs at the place of the former neolithic settlement in the 8th century BC. Later it was seized by the Romans who called it Serdika, i.e. the city of the Serds - a Thracian tribe, which inhabited these lands. During the Roman epoch the settlement prospered as a centre of Internal Thracian province. In the 5 – 6th century, during the time of the so-called “great migration of peoples”, it suffered invasions of Huns, Goths and other barbaric tribes. In the middle of the 6th century it became an important administrative and economic centre of the Byzantine Empire under the name of Triaditsa. In 809 the town entered into the borders of the Bulgarian country, and was given the Slav name of Sredets, and in the middle of the 15th century the city was called Sofia.

On January 4th, 1878, the Russian armies freed Sofia and restored it’s independence. At that time the city’s population was only 12000, but the members of the first Bulgarian Parliament passed an act by virtue of which the capital of Bulgaria was to be moved from the town of Veliko Tarnovo to the city of Sofia. The vote was in favour of the proposal and on April 4th, 1879 Sofia was proclaimed capital.
Discover Bulgaria
This tour presents the highlights of the Bulgarian culture and historical heritage: the famous golden treasures of the Thracians, the unique frescos and icons of Bulgarian monasteries, picturesque Rivaval towns and wonderful landscapes.
Monastery Tour
Seculed ath the foot of the mountain or perched on the hills, but always amidst vivid scenery have been a genuine treasury of Bulgarian spirit.Fantastic mural paintings and frescoes made by the hand of familiar or unknown icon painters cover the interior of the churches.
Three Mountains
Bulgarian landscape is fascinatingly diverse-low and high mountains,valleys and meadows, beaches and bays.Enjoy the the charming of the Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of National Revival period –a unique combination of a legendary history and and fascinating present
Daily tour Koprivshtitsa
One of the most charming small Bulgarian towns-a museum of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.Every street and house tells about the heroic past of this ancient town.A unique collection of ethnographic treasures,Revival works of art and embroidery has also been preserved.
Daily tour Rila Monastery
The holy ground for all Bulgarians.It is a symbol of their national identity and dignity.Visitors are impressed by the the pure harmonious line of the buildings, the exquisite colonnades and arches.
Daily tour Sofia
Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with thousand of years of history and monuments from different civilizations.Sofia celebrates on September 17 , as this is the day of its patron-saints Viara(Faith), Nadezhda(Hope), Lyubov(Love) and their mother Sofia which in Greek means “wisdom”
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