Kérastase Chronologiste Luxury Treatments

 

Discover the best routine for your individual needs – Chronologiste by Kérastase combines luxurious advanced technology and unique sensory experience.

Some of its effects achieved by the largest amount of active ingredients in the highest concentration delivering total hair and scalp renewal include:

  • Delivers smoothness, shine, and soft to the touch results
  • Strengthens and regenerates the hair fiber
  • Deeply nourishes the hair and scalp delivering total hair revitalization

How does one product achieve this? Its technology revealed:

  • Abyssine: a precious and powerful scalp regenerating molecule that boosts the hair fiber
  • Trio of Ceramides: strengthens and regenerates the hair fiber
  • Vitamin A & E: Provide anti-oxidant, color, and UV protection leaving hair safe- guarded from extreme aggression

Mixed just before application by the stylist to preserve the  freshness of the active ingredients, this is a treatment that works like a miraculous elixir for perfectly beautiful hair. The subtle fragrances you will feel long after application close the unique ritual.

Hyper dry or oily, fine, wavy or semi-fizzy, colored or natural hair – Kérastase Chronologiste offers solutions for all hair types and our amazing team at DiVine will offer professional assessment and treatment for your own individual needs and requirements.

Royal Piano Club – the new pearl of nightlife Sofia

ROYAL PIANO CLUB is the newest and biggest piano bar in Bulgaria. The club opened doors in March 2016 with a huge party where hundreds of people were enjoying the music of some of the best Bulgarian and International singers. As the piano bar works round the clock you can go there any time of the day and every day of the year.

You can enjoy a genuine royal sound, nice music and a real party atmosphere in a sophisticated luxury and Chesterfield style furniture. There are more than 300 seats, perfect air conditioning, and a rich collection of various alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails.

The Brothers and Sisters band will take care of your good mood with a repertoire of the greatest songs in the world. They know how to make you sing and dance with them and all mentioned above actually makes the club one of the hottest destinations in nightlife Sofia.

The address is: 1 Bulgaria Sqr., National Palace of Culture.
Make sure you call and book a table at: +359 88 512 2222

Come and join us for tonight party. We are waiting for YOU!

MAXI Velingrad SPA & Residence

MAXI Velingrad Hotel for sale

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Bulgaria /Velingrad, / on an area of 16 472 sq.m surrounded by impressive panoramas, nestled in a pine forest, Maxi Park Hotel & Spa offers relaxing views of the surrounding mountain slopes.

“MAXI VELINGRAD” SPA  and Residence provides the best mineral waters – it is the only hotel that is powered by a second source. -Mineral springs with temperatures 51 and 92 degrees. Insulated waterborne system ensures attainment of water in the complex at 45 degrees. The contract for the concession of mineral water was concluded for 10 years. The hotel consists of:

•  163 number of luxury apartments/108+55/

•  Exclusive spa equipped by the latest spa trends .

•  Indoor and outdoor swimming pools

•  Gym

•  Bars, restaurants and tavern

•  Playground

“MAXI VELINGRAD” SPA and Residence was built next to the park of Velingrad and additional landscaping is done with vegetation of Greece. The plot provides an opportunity to build a helicopter landing pad.

Maxi Park Hotel & Spa has a unique opportunity to have their own spring. Water spring with a temperature of 51’S, loses some of its heat on the way, however, and it arrives at the hotel with all its qualities and healing properties that help in the treatment of many diseases such as:

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Diseases of the nervous system.
  • Metabolic disorders.
  • Gynecological diseases.
  • Vascular Diseases.
  • Skin Diseases.
  • Diseases of the respiratory system.
  • Diseases of the digestive organs.
  • Diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.

Ecopath starting from the complex and leads to the chapel “Ostrets” at 1360 meters above sea level and is one of the opportunities for sport and recreation.

The location of the town near Bansko offers organizing skiing with transport.

The complex offers outstanding opportunities to build a dental clinic, wellness and rehabilitation center or clinic for weight loss and rehabilitation. For this purpose, areas of 250 square meters the ground floor and 400 square meters from the basement.

We sell hotel complex “MAXI VELINGRAD” SPA and Residence, which has a gross floor area of 17,300 square meters – The Price 26 500 000 EUR.

Regarding the information about the return of the investment we have a market research made by “Market Test”. It proves Velingrad as the most popular and most preferred spa destination in Bulgaria. The research has affected the major cities of the country and provides qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Comparative information of the complex availability for the period 2009 -2012  can be provided through our hotel with operating system software “ELTUR.”

It is necessary to mention the fact that Velingrad is officially declared a Spa capital of the Balkans at a ceremony on July 7, 2009. The title is awarded from the World Conference trade association of hoteliers and restaurateurs (IH&RA), held in Monterrey, Mexico in November 2008.

MAXI Club

One of its kind, the hotel and apartment complex Maxi is called a paradise spot and the oasis of Sofia. Maxi Club combines a unique mix of services for every season of the year, which attract both locals and visitors from all over the world.

Situated at the foot of Vitosha mountain, Maxi is a byword for measured luxury, cozy atmosphere, uncompromising cleanliness, soft pastel colors and rich greenery.

There is no other place in Bulgaria with so many plants and greenery, which also gives the emblematic name of the apartment’s complex – Green City.

Maxi Club consists of a 4-star hotel with 60 rooms and business suites, 2 VIP apartments , 24-hour lobby bar, conference center, entertaining outdoor swimming pools, summer bar, summer garden restaurant and an indoor restaurant, offering delights of the Greek cuisine, a unique in its design SPA center, offering a variety of treatments for face, body and spirit, indoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, paths, walking and  jogging alleys, and a complex with apartments for rent and sale.

Sofia car rentals

 Rent a car services Sofia car rental Renting a car in Sofia is easy. There are many rent-a-car companies providing high quality or low cost car rentals in Sofia. Many of these car hire companies have office trough out the city and some of them have offices directly at the Sofia Airport.

No matter which company you will chose you can get your rent-a-car at the Sofia Airport Terminal 1 or 2, at the Bus station, the Central railway station or at any given location within Sofia city. Usually the meet and greet services are primarily at Sofia Airport. Some of the companies will leave your car parked at the airport parking where you should collect it by yourself and then you can return the car at the same location.

When you hire a car in Sofia, you should provide a valid driver’s license and a credit card. The car rental company will charge your credit card for the service price and they will also block certain amount of money (typically 400 – 800 euro) which should cover any damages to the car if any.

The prices are ranging from 15 Euro to 260 EURO a day depending on the car class (low cost, mid size, limousine, van or SUV) and the rental period. Have in mind that the lowest car hire prices advertised are usually if you rent the car for more than two weeks. In the ad it says $19 euro per day, have in mind that if you want to hire the car for just one day the price might be 30 euro for just one day. The price per day decreases if you increase the period.

There are about 20 000 travelers who are looking for a car hire in Sofia and some of the keywords that they search when they look for rent-a-car in Sofia are:
  • rent a car sofia airport – 880 searches a month
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  • sofia rentacar – 170 searches a month
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  • sofia car rentals – 1900 searches a month

You can compare the prices for all major independent car rental suppliers in Sofia by clicking here.

 

Cheap car hire in Bulgaria

Rent-a-car information - Bulgaria

Bulgarian car rentals

Rent-a-car in Bulgaria. When traveling to Bulgaria the most convenient way to reach destinations within the country is to rent a car. There are many car hire companies that are offering great value or low cost car rental services.  Most of them have rent-a-car offices at the airports or near the major bus and train stations. Most of the car hire companies are located in Sofia. There are many rent-a-car companies in the major cities like Plovdiv, Varna Bourgas, Rouse, etc. and many independent car rentals in the resorts like Bansko, Pamporovo, Sunny Beach, Albena, Golden sands, etc.

The prices are ranging from 15 Euro to 260 EURO a day depending on the car class (low cost, mid size, limousine, van or SUV) and the rental period.  Have in mind that the lowest car hire prices advertised are usually if you rent the car for more than two weeks. In the ad it says $19 euro per day, have in mind that if you want to hire the car for just one day the price might be 30 euro for just one day. The price per day decreases if you increase the period. There are many car hire web sites where you can compare the car rental prices for the different companies.

All rental cars come with free delivery within the city primacies, free mileage, full insurance and some of them offer the possibility to travel abroad. You may take advantage of cheaper car rental rates by renting a car at the sea side during the winter as they offer discounts outside the active season.

You can rent a car by using one of the many car rental web sites or by calling the company directly over the phone. But how to know which rent-a-car companies operate in Bulgaria? It is simple, check out the “Rent-a-car” section in Sofia Guide. There we have a list of car rental companies that we recommend.

You can use the services of iRent, one of the world’s leaders – AVIS or the low cost Budget who strives to make the cheap car hire more reliable.

Travel to Sofia

There are many ways to reach Sofia. Most of the tourists are coming by an airplane or by bus, and just some small percentage is coming by train or car.

If you would like to travel to Sofia you might want to check which airlines are flying to Sofia and Bulgaria in general.

  • From Russia to Bulgaria you might use Aeroflot
  • From Italia to Bulgaria fly with Alitalia
  • You can get from  Great Britain to Bulgaria by using British Airways
  • Flying from Turkey to Bulgaria is easier with Turkish Airlines
  • From Wien to Sofia you can fly with Austrian Airlines
  • From Israel to Bulgaria you can use El Al
  • Air Malta is flying from Malta to Bulgaria
  • France to Bulgaria is serviced by Air France
  • From Quatar to Bulgaria you can get by using Quatar Airways
  • LOT Polish Airlines will get you from Poland to Bulgaria
  • Lufthansa will get you in Sofia from Germany
  • Bulgaria Air is flying to most of the major destinations including the ones listed above

The complete list of airlines flying to Bulgaria is available here.

When you get in Sofia by an airplane you will arrive at one of the two terminals of Sofia Airport (SOF). The complete information about Sofia Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is available as an article here.

When you come to Sofia by train or bus you will arrive at the same location. The Central Train Station of Sofia, the Central Bus Station and the International Bus station are located next to each other.  From there you can use the public transportation system or you can get a taxi to your hotel or point of interest.

To get to Sofia by car you will enter the capital of Bulgaria trough one of four major routes. From Serbia you should cross the border at Kalotina then after 60 kilometers you will reach Sofia at its west end. Following “Slivnitsa” Blvd. you will get almost at the city center. In order to get to the center of Sofia you should make a right turn when you see the “Lions Bridge”.

Coming from Greece you will cross the border at Kulata and then you need to follow road E79 which continues as A3 highway.  There are two ways to enter Sofia from there: one is if you get out of the highway pass through Dragichevo village and enter Sofia by Tzar Boris III Blvd. which will get you straight to the city center, near the Court of Justice; the second route is if you follow the highway by the end, and turn right. You will enter Sofia by its west side pass the Lyulin neighborhoods, follow the main road “Tzaritsa Joanna” (a few kilometers after the same boulevard is named Todor Alexandrov Blvd.) it will get you straight to the city center at the so called Largo (The square between the Statue of St. Sophia and the buildings of the Presidency, the Consul of Ministers and the ex Communist party house).

From Romania (or if you came in Bulgaria by sea trough Varna) you will enter Sofia from north-east trough Hemus highway and Botevgradsko shose. Follow Botevgradsko shose until the end and you will get to the city center at a roundabout near Sofia University, the National Library and the Parliament of Bulgaria.

If you are traveling from Turkey (or you came by sea trough the city of Bourgas ) you will arrive to Sofia by using Trakya highway which turns into Tzarigradsko shose Blvd. Follow this boulevard and you will get to Sofia city center. Going straight you will pass next to Sofia University, the National Assembly of Bulgaria, the Military club, the Bulgarian National Bank and reach the so called Largo.

Meteor falling down in Russia shot in video

A meteor shower sparked an explosion that left 250 people injured Friday in southern Russia, state media reported. Of the hundreds, at least three were critically injured by broken glass, state-run RIA Novosti reported.

 

 

A bright white flash appeared in the sky for a few seconds, followed by a heavy “bang” that sounded like a blast. This happened near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

Youth travel / Hostels in Sofia

Crosspoint Sofia hostel
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There are many young people who are passionate about traveling all over the world and most of them prefer to stay in a hostel rather than staying in a regular hotel. The advantages of the hostels in Sofia are obvious. First it’s the price, as hostels are budget oriented they offer a lot cheaper accommodation and for the young people that do not have high incomes this type of service is a lot more affordable. The second advantage is that the hostels are social place where you meet other people like you. In a hostel people tend to spend the evenings together or guests may go out for a drink together and they become friends. It is not uncommon that people, who met in a hostel, exchange their addresses and they visit each other in their home countries.

Spending a time in a hostel might be a lot more fun and you might make new friends there.

Typically people are searching for a hostel in Internet and book without the use of travel agency in order to keep the cost low. There are many hostels in Sofia, we have more than 14 of them listed in our “Hostels in Sofia” section, and for more you might need to use a specialized hostel search web sites like: www.hostelworld.com

Typically in the Sofia hostels you can rent a bed in a common dormitory or a separate room while sharing a bathroom and sometimes kitchen with the other guests. And of course you all are using the common living room areas. It is not uncommon for hostels to have long-term residents who work there as desk clerks or housekeeping staff in exchange for free accommodation.

In general hostels in Sofia are well maintained and clean places located in the center of the city, next to the major tourist attractions and they offer a friendly atmosphere in which all tourists can spend some quality time in Sofia.

Some of the hostels that we can recommend are: Art Hostel B&B, Hostel Mostel, Canape Connection and the Danish hostel in Sofia.

Art Hostel and B&B
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Canape connection

Bulgarian National Holidays

There are twelve official national holydays in Bulgaria. It depends on the holiday you may encounter a crowds and big celebrations, huge shopping fiver, a regular day or a day when everything is closed (like the New Year’s Day).

There are celebrations with the prime minister and the president in front of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the Unknown Soldier monument for the National Day, the Independence Day and the Unification day. The St. George’s day is being celebrated by conducting a huge military parade starting at 10 am.

There is a big celebration in front of the Bulgarian National Library for the Cyril and Methodius day (aka the day of the Bulgarian alphabet). Despite the fact that the day of the Bulgarian Revival Leaders is a big Bulgarian holiday you won’t even notice this day unless you are student, teacher or professor. It’s the same with the Labor Day for some people the holiday is a day off from work while most of the people continue their daily activities as usual. And of course during the Christmas and New Year hype everyone goes crazy about shopping.

 

Here are the dates of all official holidays in Bulgaria

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • National Day (Day of Liberation) – March 3rd
  • Labor Day – May 1st
  • Orthodox Easter – May 1st
  • St George’s Day (Day of Bulgarian Army) – May 6th
  • St Cyril and Methodius Day (Day of Culture and Literacy) – May 24th
  • Unification Day – September 6th
  • Independence Day – September 22nd
  • Day of the Bulgarian Revival Leaders – November 1st
  • Christmas Eve – December 24th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • New Year’s Eve December 31st