What you'll do
Flea markets tend to be overwhelming. A lot of times, when a first-time shopper visits them, they don't buy anything. But the flea markets are fun because they are the ultimate treasure hunt. I will show you how to be open to the fact that you never know what you'll find. The most beautiful, quirky, funny, scary pieces may not have an intrinsic value. We will start the journey by taking a car to the flea market in the morning. We will spend around 3 hours on the market. I will be there for you to help you, translate and negotiate. After that we will get by car back to the city center and continue the day by having a lunch at an extraordinary antique shop like restaurant where you can actually purchase the decoration. (~1h, lunch cost not included). We will end our trip with an exclusive visit of the crypt of an orthodox church where is located an large antique and vintage dealer depot. You will receive list of addresses and tips on how to continue the day by your-self with a tour of the best kept antiques and vintage shops in the area. If you are interested please check on airbnb experiences for our other tour specifically designed for Sofia's antique shops.
Antiques & Collectables lover from a family of art and antiquities dealers I am enjoying every second in Sofia's antique shops, galleries, private auctions as well as Sofia's weekend flea market. There is nothing better than starting an early Saturday hunt for masterpiece on the streets of the local flea markets. I also enjoy traveling all around the world and visiting markets, auctions and shops. I'm the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.
Bottles of water available
Transport by car provided from/to Hotel/Central Sofia - Sofia flea market - Central Sofia
Where you'll be
Sofia has had its own flea market, for decades but, bar the odd hipster, blogger or journalist, it is an event largely undisturbed by outsiders. Few tourists know about it, and there is not a single craft sandwich or artsy pastries vendor around. For the foreign visitor, antique and curio shopping begins and ends with the antique shops in central Sofia. Sofia flea market is fun and raw, very different from Paris and London's flea markets.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
For best results shopping at the flea market please prepare some small cash and coins (1-2 lev coins and 5-10 lev banknotes are perfect)
Sofia's Hidden Flea and Antique Markets
€32 / personNew experience
€32 / person