Busy two nights at the capital of Bulgaria located below Vitosha Mountain. The city’s landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman, and Soviet occupation. Sofia was founded 2,500 years ago. Over the centuries, it has been given several names – Serdica, Sredetz and the remains of the old cities can still be viewed today. Because of its strategic location in the middle of the Balkans for a while, it had been selected for a new capital of the Roman Empire. The decline of Sofia during the Turkish Ottoman Empire was followed by the rejuvenation after the Russian liberation in 1878 when Sofia was chosen as the capital of Bulgaria.
Parking location – Sofia: 42.6874044N 23.3330428E