Sopot trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Sopot is a Bulgarian town situated in the fertile sub-Balkan mountain valley of Karlovo, immediately below the steep southern slopes of the Troyan Balkan Mountain . Sopot is part of Plovdiv Province and is the administrative centre of a municipality.GeographyIt lies 2 km west of Karlovo, 136 km east of Sofia, 63 km north of Plovdiv and 61 km south of Troyan. It is the birthplace of arguably the best known and most renowned Bulgarian novelist, Ivan Vazov. Sopot is also a machine building centre.HistoryAccording to Konstantin Jireček, the toponym is of Proto-Slavic origin, as indicated by the large number of identical placenames all around the Slavic world. There is information about the locality dating back to the Ottoman rule. During the Bulgarian National Revival (18th and 19th centuries) it was called "Golden Sopot" because of its flourishing development in the crafts and trade. The citizens of Sopot manufactured homespun, braids, fur and leather of high quality and traded predominantly round the Ottoman Empire.During the struggle for liberation in 1877 the town was largely destroyed by fire and its population was slaughtered or expelled. The town was named Vazovgrad between 1950 and 1965 after which it obtained its present name again.Our Bulgaria trip itinerary planner allows you to schedule your trip to Sopot, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Sopot
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Sopot
Popular things to do in Sopot
Places to visit with Sopot
Recently planned trips to Sopot
12 days in Plovdiv Province BY A USER FROM ROMANIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Plovdiv Province BY A USER FROM ROMANIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Sofia Region, Plovdiv Province & Bansko BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, kids, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: September, kids, outdoors Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Plovdiv Province BY A USER FROM LATVIA May, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium