Pazardzhishki Okrug Travel Guide

  • Velingrad
    Velingrad
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  • Wine tasting in Bessa Valley
    Wine tasting in Bessa Valley
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  • Devil;s Throat
    Devil;s Throat
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Velingrad

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14,63,12

Trigrad

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28,90,0

Smolyan

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19,64,0

Devin

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20,55,2

Asenovgrad

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15,71,0

Bachkovo

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15,48,0

Dospat

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10,17,0

Starosel

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3,11,0

Septemvri

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3,8,0

Bachkovski Manastir

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6,25,0

Yagodina

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6,23,0

Panagyurishte

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6,15,0

Klisura

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5,19,0

Chepelare

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0,3,0

Batak

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7,35,1

Velingrad

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  • Night life glitz

    Velingrad Things to Do

    Restaurant outing could often turn into a boisterous, benevolent orgy for all senses. Many establishments offer live music with dance shows which gradually descend into let’s-get-everybody-up-to-dance exercise. It is fun and lots of it especially when it ends up being the luck of the draw, totally out of the blue. In the process you might discover...

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  • Hotel Velina

    Velingrad Hotels

    St. Doctor Doshnikov 14, Velingrad, 4600, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Velingrad's navel

    Velingrad Things to Do

    Kleptuza must be the most powerful water source in the Valley of many. Its waters are coming out of the abyss right beside a major establishment, going through an arch of sorts and pouring into an artificial lake. A restaurant division has been installed right on the placid waters making it the best location in town for digesting food. Pleasure...

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Trigrad

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  • The Devil's Throat

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Devil’s Throat is the largest cave in the Balkans. It is allegedly where Orpheus emerged from the underworld (though it is not the only cave to claim this distinction). I was amused to note a stack of beer and coke crates just inside the entrance. The road to hell is paved with coca cola. It is said that anything which falls into the waterfall...

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  • Devil's Throat cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The abyss cave Devil's Throat is situated 1,3 km to the north of the village of Trigrad on the right side of the main road. The waters of Trigrad River through a succession of waterfalls, the highest of which is 42 m - the biggest underground waterfalls on the Balkans, flow into the biggest cave hall of Devil's throat. The thundering waterfalls are...

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  • The Devil's Throat Cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Devil's Throat Cave (Peshtera Diavolskoto Garlo) is an abyss cave, formed as a result of the collapse of earth layers. To make the cave accesible for tourists an artificial tunnel long150m was dugged into the rock. Going trough the tunnel you will reach an impressive cavern, the guide told us that it is as big as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral...

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Smolyan

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  • Skiing in Pamporovo

    Smolyan Sports & Outdoors

    Pamporovo is one of the most famous ski resorts in Bulgaria. People from all over the country and Europe come to enjoy its paths.It is surrounded by pine forests everywhere - amazing nature!

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  • Planetarium

    Smolyan Things to Do

    In the stars hall of the Planetarium are shown more than 70 programs(sessions ) - programs-tails for the kids , learning sessions and thematic for a wide auditory There are programs for foreign guests - Russian,French,German,English,Greek and Turkish.There is a cycle of special programs - music and poetic and they are injecting the variety of star...

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  • Regional historical museum

    Smolyan Things to Do

    Regional historical museum was discover in 1935 and this is the biggest and the oldest in the middle RhodopiIt has around 150 000 museum articles found in the years in the Rhodopi Mountain.In the exposition there are archeological ,historical and cultural objects.The earliest date from before the middle paleolithic (100000 - 70000 year B.C.).There...

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Devin

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  • Relax!

    Devin Things to Do

    There isn't an awful lot to do in Devin except for enjoying the mineral baths and the spa treatments.A small museum showing the works of local artists is located in the centre, but I didn't visit it.If you're into hiking there are small trails into the mountains.

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  • Devin Spa Hotel

    Devin Hotels

    I stayed at this hotel on my first night in Devin. It's actually the first hotel you pass when...

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  • To Devin by bus

    Devin Transportation

    I arrived in Devin by bus from Plovdiv. The journey takes about 2,5 hrs and the ticket costs 7 BGN. Another option is a to take a direct bus from Sofia (supposedly there's one per day) or to take a bus from Smolyan. Be aware that there isn't hardly any connection on Saturdays.

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Asenovgrad

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  • Asen's Fortress

    Asenovgrad Off The Beaten Path

    This castle was in my way to Bachkovo Monastery, where I spent the night (inside its premises).It is called Asen's fortress. Its shelters a church.

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  • Historical Museum

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    Founded in 1971 the expositions were renewed in 2005 with the new archeological finds in the are. Located in an former Officer's house built in 1895. There are three exhibitions. The first one - the archeological exhibition presents the finds in the region inhabited from 7000 BC. Presented are finds from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age....

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  • Church Sveta Bogorodica Blagoveshtenie

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    On this place there was initially a Thracian sanctuary. Then there was a chapel of Bachkovo monastery. The church was built in 1835 using the grounds of the chapel and that's why the church has very interesting architecture.The church is also called Ribnata (Fish church) because why in the process of the building there was healing water.

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Bachkovo

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  • Trapeza

    Bachkovo Things to Do

    In the old Trapeza (refectory) I had to pay a ticket (about 4 euro). But it was worth. I could see inside some of the prettiest frescoes.

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  • Buy honey and yougurt

    Bachkovo Shopping

    There are many shops and cafeterias selling from food to souvenirs outside of the monastery. I bought yogurt that I brought to my room in the moanstery, for dinner. Prices are cheap, so it is not worth to bargain.

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  • shoping along the path

    Bachkovo Shopping

    Bachkovo is a popular tourist destination with so many people visiting the monastery every year. From the main road there is a path that leads to the monastery so it was no surprise that there were so many stalls on both side of the path with local people selling a variety of things...So what you will see in front of you is: local honey (4leva for...

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Dospat

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Starosel

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  • The tomb

    Starosel Things to Do

    In the year 2000, archeologists discovered the largest Thracian temple- tomb in the Southeastern Europe. According to the scientists, it dates back to the end of the V century and the beginning of the IV century BC and most probably is of Stalk, a Thracian ruler of the Odris Kingdom. Necropolis consists of eight mounds, each with different size....

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  • Starosel - the village

    Starosel Favorites

    Starosel is a very small village located in Plovdiv region (for some reason here on VT it is listed under Pazardjik region which is simply not correct). It is in the territory of the Hissar Municipality, near to the Karlovo town, in the Oreshaka area. According to statistical data available in the net the population is 1 423 people as of 13 Sept...

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  • Goats on the road :)

    Starosel Warnings and Dangers

    OK, here is a piece of advice from someone who actually had been trough that :) If it is about dusk time and you want to see the tomb be aware that you might be stucked for a while in herds of goats coming back to Starosel after their daily pasture.We almost missed the opening hours of the tomb because we went to the village around 16.45 h and the...

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Septemvri

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  • Getting To Septemvri

    Septemvri Transportation

    It IS possible to get to Septemvri by bus but since it is on the main line ralway line between Sofia and Plovdiv, and you'll probably be visiting to get the train anyway, then there doesn't seem a lot of point in looking at those options.From Sofia there are 17 departures daily with a journey time of 1.5 - 2 hours and a fare ranging from about 5.20...

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  • By Bike

    Septemvri Transportation

    There certainly seems to be quite a few bicycles chained up here at the railway station and so I presume that people who live in the town and use the trains to commute cycle to and from it.Another person who cycles is the train wheeltapper - the guy that checks that the wheels are sound by tapping them with a metal hammer and listing to the...

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  • Lunch and an Afternoon Snack for 2 Quid!

    Septemvri Restaurants

    The Sofia to Plovdiv trains only stop here briefly to pick up or drop off passengers but for those connecting with the narrow gauge line there's usually a brief stopover. To cater for such passengers there's three little kiosks competing with each other for the scant trade.And so if you are travelling on to say Bansko (about five hours away) this...

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Bachkovski Manastir

Yagodina

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  • Yagodina Cave

    Yagodina Things to Do

    Yagodina's claim to fame is its cave system. As well as the actual caves, there is also a prehistoric cave dwelling, which dates to c. 4000 BC. The cave was home to master potters, who were able to produce smooth circular pots without the use of a wheel. Inside the cave you can see the location of fireplaces and kilns (there is also a...

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  • Walking Tour: Circuit of Mt Durghada

    Yagodina Things to Do

    This walk started in Yagodina village. At first we walked through a meadow full of cows with very musical bells, then climbed up the mountain, noticing a buzzard as we walked. We had lunch in a meadow with lots of butterflies and red-winged grasshoppers. In the afternoon we walked down into a village of where we stopped for coffee, the shop that...

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  • Walking tour: Chairska Gorge and Devil's...

    Yagodina Things to Do

    Our day's walk was due to start in the Chairska gorge and end in the village of Trigrad, from where we would visit a famous local cave, known as the ‘Devil’s Throat’. We were taken to the starting point by minibus. The walk began in the bottom of the gorge, following a wide, level path that was a former Roman road. There were no scary precipices to...

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Panagyurishte

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Klisura

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  • Kozinarov House

    Klisura Things to Do

    Kozinarov house was home of Kozinarov family .In the yard is rebuilt the well where the housewife - Tsana throws one of her children to avoid the Turkish violation.

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  • Pavurdjiev house

    Klisura Things to Do

    Pavurdjiev house is built in e typical style for the Revival.Here took place the first secret revolution committee in the 4-th revolution region - Plovdiv.In its yard you can see the only one saved rose-distillery

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  • The historical museum

    Klisura Things to Do

    The building was built on 2.05.1926 because of the 50-th anniversary of the April Rebellion.There is a gallery in the museum with works of famous Bulgarian paintersOne of the most worth exponent is the bell that rings in the beginning of the rebellion, only 2 hours after its start in Koprivshtitsa on 20.04.1876

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Batak

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  • Beglika fest

    Batak Things to Do

    Wonderful festival – different types of music, mostly Balkan. During the day people can chill out with many activities – sailing in the lake, doing yoga in the nature, enjoying a circus. There is also a cinema and wire garden and everything is made by nature materials – wood and paper. In the night everybody could enjoy the music, beer spots, tea...

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  • Aida Hotel

    Batak Hotels

    Tsigov chark Resort, Batak Lake, Batak, 4580, Bulgaria

  • Dam Goliam Beglik

    Batak Things to Do

    I just fall in love with this place – amazing and perfect for camping. Also it is very suitable for hunting. A lot of bears, foxes, wolves and wild boars live there. It is located in Beglika preserve around 25 km south of Batak.

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