On the steps of Ancient Bulgaria tour
Ancient Bulgaria Tour starts – Sofia – Perperikon – Kardzhali, 290km 3:30 hours’ drive
We welcome you for your ancient Bulgaria tour in the city of Sofia. Then we leave for the town of Kardzhali. Kardzhali is a town in the Eastern Rhodopes and the area where the town is located now has been inhabited since Neolithic. When the Thracian tribes settled there they developed a highly advanced civilization. There are many stone castles and palaces that the Thracians built in the region. We will visit the most significant one of them, Perperikon. The medieval archaeological complex Perperikon is one of the most ancient monumental megalithic structures, entirely carved into the rocks. It is one of the most popular Bulgaria destinations. For thousands of years this place has been used by the people to worship their gods.
Then we will proceed to Kardzhali where we will have lunch.
Check in into a hotel and stay in Kardzhali overnight.
Kardzhali – Tatul – Armira Villa – Plovdiv, 320 km 5:10 hours’ drive
We will start the day with a visit to another Thracian megalithic monument near the village of Tatul. It is one of the most imposing monuments on the territory of Bulgaria.
Next stop in our Bulgaria holiday will be the ancient Roman Villa which is 2000 years old. It belonged to a Thracian aristocrat who received the status of a Roman citizen and he built a holiday residence. That was the most impressive and rich private villa of the time on Bulgarian lands. The name of the villa is Villa Armira.
Lunch in Harmanli.
Check in into a hotel and overnight in Plovdiv.