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Beautiful Rhodopes - Mountain of Orphey

Beautiful Rhodopes - Mountain of Orphey

Departure from Plovdiv, on the way visiting Bachkovo Monastery. The Bachkovo Monastery "Assumption of the Virgin" is located in the southern part of the village Bachkovo, 10 kilometers south of Asenovgrad.The monastery was founded in 1803 by the gregorian Gregoriy Bakuriani, who donated the land. For a long time the monastery was Georgian. After the monastery continues for Shiroka Laka.

Shiroka Laka is an architectural and ethnographic reserve, which was founded in the 17th century and has now become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulgaria. The village has preserved its architecture from the Bulgarian revival period, its musical culture, beautiful landscapes, and rich history. Shiroka Laka is famous for its beautiful, authentic Rhodope houses that lie amphitheatrically on both sides of the river. After architectural and ethnographic reserve departure for Yagodina Cave. It is one of the most famous and most-visitev caves in Bulgaria.It's galleries extend to a length of 8,501 meters, which makes it the 4th longest cave in Bulgaria and the longest in the Rhodopes. The temperature in the cave is between 6 and 8 degrees all year round, and it has a humidity of more than 90%. Visiting the Trigrad Gorge (a 7-kilometer defile north of the village Trigrad, beneath towering marble cliffs cut over millions of years by the Trigrad river) and Devil's Throat Cave. Visiting the cave - the tourist itinerary begins in an artificial gallery that leads visitors along the waterfall into the "Hall of Thunder". There are 301 breathtaking steps descending alongside the roaring falls. The view of the roiling water, its muffled roar, and the enormous expanse of the cavern below is undeniably sublime. There are three carvings in the walls of the caves that are particularly noteworthy. The first is a likeness of a devil's head located near the entrance to the cave, just before entering the Hall of Thunder. The second is the full figure of a man done in a classical style, carved into the rock face of the Hall of Thunder. Approaching the exit, a small fountain is visible with a recessed altar that supports the figure of the virgin.

On the way back visiting Asen's Fortress - It's the most interesting and most often visited tourist attraction in Asenovgrad region. It is located three kilometers from the city on the top of a cliff, on the bank of the Asenitsa River. There is a scenic route to the fortress branching off the road just south of Asenovgrad heading toward Smolyan.

The Bachkovo Monastery

    The Bachkovo Monastery "Assumption of the Virgin" is located in the southern part of the village Bachkovo, 10 kilometers south of Asenovgrad.

Asen’s Fortress

    Asen’s Fortress is the most interesting and most often visited tourist attraction in the Asenovgrad region. It is located three kilometers from the city on the top of a cliff, on the left bank of the Asenitsa River.

The Trigrad Gorge

    The Trigrad Gorge is a 7-kilometer defile north of the village Trigrad, beneath towering marble cliffs cut over millions of years by the Trigrad River. The gorge was declared a protected reserve by Decree № 4021 on December 6, 1963.

Devil's Throat Cave

    Devil’s Throat Cave is located in the Western Rhodopes, 17 km from the city of Devin. It is among those caves that do not offer dazzlingly exquisite rock formations.

Yagodina Cave

    The Yagodina Cave is located in the Buynovo Gorge near the Rhodoope village of Yagodina. It is one of the most famous and most-visited caves in Bulgaria.

Plovdiv City

    The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv (Plovdiv Tepes) which are an inseparable part of the city's history. Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Shiroka Laka

    Shiroka laka Village is located in the Rhodopes, 23 km northeast of Smolyan and 16 km away from Pamporovo. The name of the village derives from the old Bulgarian word “laka” – curve, bend, meander.

The price is 45 euros per person

The price includes:

- Transportation by air conditioned minibus with driver

- Entrance fees

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