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Current time inSofia 
Day length15:01:53
Golden hour morning05:29:52
Golden hour evening21:35:49
Civil twilight begin05:29:52
Civil twilight end21:35:49
Nautical twilight begin04:47:00
Nautical twilight end22:18:41
Astronomical twilight begin03:56:35
Astronomical twilight end23:09:06

Understanding different times of day is important for many people, including photographers, astronomers, and sailors. Here is a brief overview of various periods that can be useful in different contexts.

Golden Hour: This is the time of morning and evening when the light is most soft and warm, making it ideal for photography. Golden Hour usually occurs just before sunset and after sunrise.

Sunrise and Sunset: These are the moments when the sun appears and disappears beyond the horizon. These moments can be particularly important for navigation and determining the time of day.

Transit: This is the time when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It usually occurs around midday.

Civil, Nautical, and Astronomical Twilight: These are different stages between full daylight and full darkness. Civil twilight marks the time when it is bright enough for most outdoor activities. Nautical twilight is the time when sailors can determine their location by measuring the height of stars above the horizon. Astronomical twilight is the time when the sky is dark enough for observing stars and galaxies.

Please note that specific times for each of these periods may vary depending on the season and location, so it is important to regularly check up-to-date information for your location.

Continent:EuropePolitical Union:European Union
Suburb:CentreTimezone Name:Europe/Sofia
Country Flag:🇧🇬Postal Code at Coord.:1000
Calling Code:359Currency Symbol:лв.
Currency Name:Bulgarian LevCurrency ISO Code:BGN
Road Info Speed In:km/hTraffic Side:right
1000 m

Alternative names (city, town) Sofia

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Nearest airports

Big airport
Летище София, Източна тангента, СПЗ Слатина, кв. Христо Ботев, Слатина, София, Столична, София-град, 1540, България
7 km
Nis Airport
Medium airport
Аеродром Константин Велики Ниш, 24, Ваздухопловаца, Медошевац, Градска општина Црвени Крст, Град Ниш, Нишавски управни округ, Централна Србија, 18101, Србија
139 km
Medium airport
Летище Пловдив, 8601, Крумово, Родопи, Пловдив, 4009, България
144 km
Big airport
Меѓународен аеродром Скопје, Улица 1, Ќојлија, Мралино, Општина Илинден, Скопски СР, 1043, Северна Македонија
162 km
Medium airport
Aeroportul Internațional Craiova, Aleea 16 Aviatorilor, Ghercești, Zona Metropolitană Craiova, Dolj, 200786, România
186 km
Medium airport
LYPR, Pristina, Slatina Air Base
Aeroporti Ndërkombëtar i Prishtinës "Adem Jashari", Aeroporti, Vrellë e Goleshit, Komuna e Lipjanit / Opština Lipljan, 12050, Kosova / Kosovo
188 km
Kavala Alexander the Great International Airport
Medium airport
Megas Alexandros
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Καβάλας "Μέγας Αλέξανδρος", Καβάλας - Κεραμωτής, Δήμος Νέστου, Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Καβάλας, Περιφέρεια Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας και Θράκης, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Ελλάς
226 km
Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport
Big airport
Makedonia. Macedonia. Salonica
Διεθνής Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Θεσσαλονίκης "Μακεδονία", Α242, Δήμος Θέρμης, Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Θεσσαλονίκης, Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, 570 00, Ελλάς
244 km
Morava Airport
Medium airport
Lađevci Airport
Аеродром Морава, Танаска Рајића, Тавник, Град Краљево, Рашки управни округ, Централна Србија, Србија
254 km
Medium airport
Меѓународен аеродром "Св. Апостол Павле" - Охрид", bb, A2, Охрид, Општина Дебарца, Југозападен СР, 6000, Северна Македонија
272 km

Baggage storage

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Depending on the size of your luggage, you can choose the optimal storage locker by searching for "large luggage storage lockers" or "small luggage storage lockers." We offer flexible conditions to meet the needs of every traveler.

We understand that every detail matters, and our goal is to make your journey as convenient as possible. Turn to us for reliable and secure luggage storage, and continue enjoying your trip without unnecessary worries.

Order Transfer - Airport

Transfer to and from the airport is an important part of your journey, ensuring comfort and peace of mind for the traveler. Booking an airport transfer can be done in various formats that suit any needs and budgets.

Airport transfer is a service that allows you to reach your destination without any additional stress or worries. You won't have to queue for a taxi or figure out unfamiliar public transportation. All you need to do is pre-book your airport transfer, providing all the necessary details: date and time of arrival or departure, number of passengers, destination address, and so on.

Search queries that can help you find the best transfer options may include "book airport transfer", "airport transfer", "affordable airport transfer", "comfortable airport transfer", "quick airport transfer", "high-quality airport transfer", and many others.

With a wide range of transfer services available, you can book vehicles of various classes, from economy to premium, or even a minivan for larger groups. There are also special services, such as transfer for people with limited mobility or VIP transfer with a personal driver.

When it comes to returning to the airport, you can also book a return transfer. Use queries like "return transfer to the airport", "book return airport transfer", or "reliable return transfer to the airport" to ensure a timely and safe return to your flight.

In general, airport transfer services offer convenience, time savings, and a stress-free experience. Make use of all the search options available to find the most suitable option for you.

Rent a Car

Renting a car is a convenient way to maintain your independence on the road. Whether it's a business trip, vacation, or any other need, car rental allows you to move on your own terms and manage your time more efficiently.

Booking a car rental is a simple process that starts with choosing the right rental agency. By entering search queries like "car rental", "rent a car", "car rental near me", or "long-term car rental", you can explore various offers on the market.

If you're arriving in a city by plane, renting a car at the airport may be the most convenient solution. Look for keywords like "car rental at the airport", "airport car rental", or "car rental at Sofia Airport" to find the best deals right on the spot.

Depending on your needs, you can book a car of a specific class, model, or brand. Use keywords like "sports car rental", "luxury car rental", or "rent an SUV" to display specific types of vehicles.

Keep in mind that there may be specific requirements for renting a car, including age restrictions, valid driver's license, and driving experience. To stay informed about all the details, try using keywords like "car rental conditions", "requirements for renting a car", or "car rental rules".

In general, car rental can be a convenient and cost-effective solution for many travelers. Use all available search tools to find the best offer and make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Sightseeing tours in Sofia

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of historic cities, cozy villages, and thrilling local attractions with our exclusive sightseeing tour offer. Our travel guide website to countries and interesting places serves as your reliable compass in the world of travel, opening doors to the past, present, and future of the most magical corners of our planet. Booking tours in Sofia is simple and convenient. Just a few steps: select a tour that reflects your interests and preferences from our diverse catalog, place your order, and make a payment. All necessary information, including a detailed tour program and group gathering instructions, will be promptly sent to your email. Don't miss the chance to enrich your life experience by exploring the hidden corners of the world accompanied by experienced guides. Allow yourself to discover new horizons, meet like-minded individuals, and gather unforgettable impressions that will become vivid colors in the palette of your life. With our unique offers, traveling becomes not just a rest but a real adventure and discovery. Book your tour today and start your unforgettable journey!
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List of Populated places near Sofia

In this section of our website, you will find a list of settlements, cities, municipalities, and villages located a short distance from Sofia. Here you will find detailed information about each, including nearby hotels, tours that will reveal the historical significance, cultural features, and attractions of these places. This list of settlements will be useful for those planning to travel around the area in search of something new and who want to discover unique places located near Sofia. A guide to these enchanting settlements will help you plan your travel route and enrich your experience with unique impressions.

Rayon Vazrazhdane
~ 1162 m.
Krasno Selo
~ 1691 m.
Rayon Sredets
~ 1866 m.
Stolichna Obshtina
~ 1950 m.
Rayon Oborishte
~ 2142 m.
~ 2216 m.
Rayon Krasno Selo
~ 2526 m.
Rayon Ilinden
~ 2904 m.
~ 3000 m.
Rayon Triaditsa
~ 3483 m.
Rayon Lozenets
~ 3510 m.
Rayon Izgrev
~ 3702 m.
Moderno Predgradie
~ 3958 m.
~ 4053 m.
~ 4053 m.
~ 4053 m.
Rayon Poduene
~ 4446 m.
Rayon Serdika
~ 4508 m.
Rayon Slatina
~ 4898 m.
~ 5087 m.
~ 5195 m.
Rayon Nadezhda
~ 5485 m.
~ 5869 m.
~ 5930 m.

List of places within a short radius of Sofia

In this section, we are pleased to offer you a curated selection of interesting places located near the coordinates specified on the map (open the map in a modal window) within the limits of the settlement Sofia. Among other things, our list includes such facilities as museums, bars, restaurants, and cafes, beaches (if the settlement is located in a coastal area), shopping and entertainment centers, parks, gardens, and squares for enjoyable walks, tourist attractions, viewing platforms with magnificent views, picturesque mountains, sports stadiums, airports for the convenience of travelers, theaters, and concert halls for lovers of cultural leisure, as well as palaces, churches, monasteries, and other historically significant places, adding a special flair to your journey. We regularly update and expand our catalog, striving to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. However, if you did not find the place you are interested in, please be understanding: it may already be in the process of being added to our database.

Rotonda Sv. Georgi
~ 109 m.
Buyuk Dzhamya
~ 132 m.
~ 154 m.
Sveta Nedelya
~ 231 m.
Banya Bashi Dzhamia
~ 256 m.
City Garden
~ 294 m.
~ 335 m.
Zhenski Pazar
~ 741 m.
Sv. Aleksandar Nevski
~ 742 m.
Bulgarian Red Cross
~ 922 m.
Sofia University
~ 977 m.
Park Sveti Nikola
~ 1290 m.
Orlov Most
~ 1334 m.
Park Vazrazhdane
~ 1431 m.
Zaharna Fabrika
~ 1691 m.
Perlovska Reka
~ 1691 m.
Sofia Central Station
~ 1773 m.
Maichin dom Hospital
~ 1849 m.
City Center Sofia
~ 2112 m.
~ 2131 m.
Pixhold Photo & Video
~ 2669 m.
Okolovrasten Pat
~ 3000 m.
Kucheshka Polyanka
~ 3778 m.
Vitosha station
~ 4284 m.
Sofiysko Pole
~ 4508 m.
Кедър 14
~ 5581 m.
SAP Labs Bulgaria
~ 5724 m.
BG Therm Ltd
~ 5759 m.

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