Trip at a Glance
Private Tour, Sightseeing
Price€220 EUR per trip
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Any time of the year, preferably in May-June
Guide services, transportation
The excursion can be carried beyond the season of rose blossoming with the visits to all mentioned sites, excluding the rose carnival.
- A visit to some of these tombs in the region of Kazanlak will bring you closer to the amazing cosmogony of the most numerous ancient people after the Indians as Herodotus describes them. In 2015 1,628 golden items, among them the head of Seutes, were on display in Louvre, Paris during the exhibition "Ancient Thrace. The Odrysian Kingdom", insured for the sum of EUR 165 million.
- So, my proposal is to start this excursion from the town of Stara Zgora – some 30 km to the south of Kazanlak. Located at the cross-roads of multiple civilizations, Stara Zagora is an important piece in the European cultural routes mosaic. At present the Roman forum restored remains are accessible in the centre of the town, along with the rich exposition in the building of the Archeological museum. The two Neolithic dwellings, exhibited in situ, are the best-preserved in Europe from this period. Kitchens, fireplaces, hand grain mills, and ceramic vessels comprise the richest inventory of 6th millennium BC prehistoric house life in Europe. The Museum of religions and the Orthodox church of st.Demetrius are among the other remarkable sites to be visited.
- Finally, the Shipka Memorial Church near Kazanlak will charm you with its seventeenth-century Muscovite style and tell you a fragment of the ever dramatic Bulgarian history.