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Plovdiv Bachkovo Monastery and Assens Fortress Day Trip from Sofia
"In Plovdiv’s Old Town you will find houses from the Revival period ancient churches and Roman ruins among which the most impressive is the amphitheater. The art galleries the small antique shops and cosy restaurants complement perfectly the artistic atmosphere of its cobblestone streets.Bachkovo Monastery is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria famous for its 17th c. wall paintings while the unique two-storey church in Assens Fortress was built in 13th c.""""Only one day will make it possible to visit three of the most important landmarks in Bulgaria – the Old Town of Plovdiv (1
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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery
"Plovdiv the second biggest city of Bulgaria is considered to be one of the oldest settlements of Europe with more than 7000 years of history. Home of the famous remains of the Ancient Roman Empire – the Roman Stadium Roman Forum and the Amphitheater Plovdiv is one of the main sites not only in the country but in the Balkan peninsula. The Old Town of Plovdiv is situated on the three hills of the ancient Trimontium
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Plovdiv and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sofia
"Plovdiv overviewOnce the wealthiest and most important city of the Thrace Valley today Plovdiv still offers its visitors a lot of incredible places and memories. Standing proudly on the banks of Maritsa river the town will amaze everybody with its beauty. With every step you make Ancient Phillipopolis and Revival Plovdiv are revealing in front of you different pages from their wonderful history. The location of the city is also not accidental. Chosen by the founders of Plovdiv – the Thracians the region is proud with the fantastic wine produced here for centuries. For this reason V travel (Licensed Touroperator) offers you an exclusive tour you will not find in any other travel agency. Feel the spirit of Plovdiv and taste Thracia unique where even the North Korean leader Kim Sen Ir had been. Founded in 1891 the wine cellar today keeps the secrets of all the important communist leaders
From EUR60.00

More Things to Do in Iztochni Rodopi

A tunnel of green

Than the road continued in a tunnel of green , descending at places steeply in direction of the Dam wall of Studen Kladenetz. It started raining, and rained all the way through the evening. The rest...
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Jan 18, 2009

The Stone wedding

A natural phenomenon , result to the geological past of the region.The Mountains were believed to be an ocean ground once.The legend about the "stone wedding "says that the gods petrified the bride,...
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Jan 18, 2009

The temple complex of Perperikon

What I found on top of the hill was enormous....Not a temple, but a whole city....here's what you can read on the sign at the bottom of the hill at the start of the trail leading you to Perperikon...
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Apr 11, 2008

"Po Jitsata" - Jordan Yovkov

"Po Jitsata" - Jordan Yovkov. My mind makes sometimes the most unexpected associations , go figure where he comes up with all this...But this is one of the most famous books from the Bulgarian Revival...
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May 08, 2007

On the road again

After filling myself with impressions and energy from Perperikon I jumped on my bike and headed on the road with my thoughts as company.....Even tho I was on my own there were always people from the...
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Nov 01, 2005

the Tin Mosque

This strange mosque was in the village of Kanjak and it's a Tin box with a cone roof and a loudspeaker. A ladder takes the Hodja to the top.It reminds me of a bird's house somehow...Population in the...
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Oct 31, 2005
 
 
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The petrified city

There you go , my weird mind popped with this association of a petrified city, inhabited by strange stone creatures.....There were stone arches, stone houses, stone streets,stone mushrooms with...
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Oct 23, 2005

Day two - Krushka Village

I left the campsite before everyone, because I didn't want to be the last one like yesrurday.Following the instructions I passed through the village and some abandonned house in the way to the valley...
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Oct 23, 2005

The entrance of " Utrobata" cave

The entrance of the cave was nothing I had expected. You need to climb in a crack and hang on a tree ,some 2-3 meters above the ground in order to enter the cave, plus there are no signs to direct...
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Oct 23, 2005

Arriving at Perpericon at sunset

After a pleasant downhill among fields and some road , me and my friend arrived at sunset at Perperikon , where our camp will be for the night. The guys took a shortcut way , but as I have been told I...
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Oct 05, 2005

We built our Camp

After an insane downhill ride from Utrobata cave through some steep trail full of rocks, mud,running water and some more miles through cow herds , a bridge and some asphalt road,we arrived at out end...
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Oct 05, 2005

Donkeys and carriage

This is the most common form of thansportation in the Rhodopes, even tho what is unusual here is that the donkey is being ridden. Usually the people are sitting in the back in the carriage. We often...
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Sep 27, 2005

The Stone village

Hodjovtsi village is perched on a mountain ridge , being accessed only by a pedestrian trail. I haven't seen any other road leading there. They had a magnificent view to the whole valley of green. The...
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Sep 27, 2005

Day three - Perperikon

It was raining during the night and small drops were still pouring out of the sky in the morning...I decided to crawl out of the tent and as long as I am here , to go visit the Mystical town.I did not...
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Aug 07, 2005

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"Eastern Rodopas -The Cradle of the ancient culture"
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