Sofia Adventures
Planning a Trip to Turkey: An 11-Step Checklist

Planning a Trip to Turkey: An 11-Step Checklist

Turkey is one of our favorite countries in the Balkans! Besides Bulgaria, it’s our most-visited country, as between Stephanie and I we have made eight trips to this stunning country over the past decade… starting in 2011 and returning nearly yearly. We...
How to Spend a Magical One Day in Istanbul: Mini Itinerary

How to Spend a Magical One Day in Istanbul: Mini Itinerary

Have you ever visited a city and developed an instant connection with its striking architecture, bustling streets, and amazing vibe? This article is about the city that has the potential to make one fall utterly in love with it in just 24 hours: Istanbul. Istanbul,...
21 Incredible Day Trips from Istanbul

21 Incredible Day Trips from Istanbul

Istanbul is one of a kind city, full of 24/7 vibrant life. Millions of tourists flock to this city every year to see the Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Bridge, Sultanahmet Mosque, Beyoglu, Moda, and countless other sights that this city has to offer. However, Istanbul is...
7 Marvelous Things to Do in Pamukkale

7 Marvelous Things to Do in Pamukkale

The ancient city of Hierapolis otherwise known as ‘sacred city’ was a spa city built by the Romans. It was built around the world-famous warm-water spring, known as Pamukkale (in Turkish, ‘cotton castle’). The town is located 18 kilometers north of Denizli...
21 Best Things to Do in Istanbul With Kids

21 Best Things to Do in Istanbul With Kids

Istanbul is a popular and crowded city that can seem very busy with both tourists and locals. You may be wondering if visiting Istanbul with kids is a good idea — will there be enough to keep kids entertained? With many of its attractions, like the Grand Bazaar...
23 Best Things to Do in Alanya (+ Day Trips!)

23 Best Things to Do in Alanya (+ Day Trips!)

Alanya was one of the stops of our long road trip on the south coast of Turkey – the so-called Turquoise Coast – when I was a teenager. I still remember the dazzling Mediterranean Sea and all the salt left on our bodies when we came back to our hotel from...
17 Best Things to Do in Fethiye (& Day Trip Ideas!)

17 Best Things to Do in Fethiye (& Day Trip Ideas!)

Fethiye is most famous for its strikingly beautiful Ölüdeniz beach, which attracts thousands of tourists every year both locally and internationally. However, this charming coastal city located in the southwest of Turkey is full of other gems to discover. Let’s first...
23 Intriguing Things to Do in Izmir (+ Day Trips!)

23 Intriguing Things to Do in Izmir (+ Day Trips!)

I grew up in Izmir. As I grew older, I understood the beauty of Izmir more. With its beautiful cityscape and most importantly with its kind-hearted people, Izmir has become more and more popular especially in recent years. These days, I see many of my friends moving...