Boyana – Boyana Lake

Route: Vitosha Mountain

Advanced booking required

Departure: every day, depending on the weather conditions

Starting point: in your hotel in Sofia – our mountain guide will wait for you at the reception with „TOUR 4 FUN” sign.

Guide in English

Duration: 4 hours - with transfer - moderate walking with rest.

The lake is reached in about 60 minutes from Boyana district. The lake is artificially created during the construction of the Vitosha Sofia Water plumbing in 1906. Previously it was a marsh, fed by several springs.

Today, Boyana Lake is an important habitat for a number of amphibian species, such as the brown toad, the big water toad, the small toad, the  trout, the  Balkan trout, the crucian (Carassius), the crested triton (Triturus vulgaris), the carp.

The presence of these species gives special value to the Boyana Lake, as they are among the sites of conservation of the European natural heritage.

The  trail drifts through the woods. Along the way there are two fountains and one small rock chapel of St. Pantaleimon. There are places for eating and resting.


The Boyana Lake - Boyana Lake Circular Route is suitable for a half-day walk in the mountains during almost all seasons.

Price per person: EUR

Price for 1 tourist - 99 euro
Price for 2 tourists - 50 euro
Price for 3 tourists - 34 euro

The price includes:

  • Mountain guide
  • Transfer from the hotel in Sofia to Boyana district, Sofia and back.

*Tourists must have walking shoes and a jacket.

If you want to learn more about protected territories in Sofia district click here.

Vitosha Mountain

Vitosha Mountain

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