For those in Sofia wanting to make a one-day tour to some place that offers some strong taste of Bulgaria, this private tour to the second largest town in the country is a must.
Plovdiv is a town situated on seven hills, as Rome itself, and maybe older than this famous city. It is an uninterrupted journey through the ages as far back in the Thracian times, under the name of the Thracian king Evmolpias. Fiercely attempting to subdue the freedom loving and highly skilled warriors, as the Thracian were, the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip, came here in the 3rd century B.C. to take the town of Evmolpias.
You will learn how what lasted eternally was the name of Alexander’s father, which he gave to the town in the form of Philippopolis. The name survived till today through Thracian translation as Pulpudeva, and later Slavic pronunciation as Plovdiv.
Explore how to only the name of the town, but every step of the territory of the present day, bears the evidences of its continuous existence during at least 25 centuries. Here, the restored remains of the Roman theater coexist with the fairytale houses of 17th to the 19th century residents of the Old Town and medieval churches.