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Focus group - Kardzhali area: Galia Nikolova from Kardzhali– expert in regional advisory office of agriculture kurdjali.m@naas.government.bg Georgi Sheremetiev – Studen Kladenets reserve, +359 889 279801, gsheremetev@abv.bg  Sabina Syulukchieva – regional...

Archaeological and cultural sites

Perperikon – Archaeological complex  Location: The complex is located 20 km northeast of Kardzhali, 2 km from the village of Gorna Krepost. It is entirely carved into the rocks and is one of the oldest monumental megalithic sites in Bulgaria. Here can be found the...

Protected areas

Patronka protected site   Patronka  is located on the south bank of river Arda, east of the town of Madzharovo. It is one of the most picturesque and inaccessible portions of the valley of the Arda River, where the river bank is very steep and intensely rugged. Interspersed...

Likana protected site

The Likana protected site has an area of 3 ha. It was established with Order No:RD-328 of 08.05.1992 by the Ministry of Environment and Waters. The Likana protected site contains characteristic landscapes in the land of the village of Svirachi, Ivaylovgrad Municipality. It was set up to...

The Yamantiev Cellar - Ivaylovgrad

The cellar is wholly private property and has its traditions in the making of quality red wine. It is located in the town of Ivaylovgrad, in the most eastern parts of the Eastern Rhodopes, in the south of Bulgaria. Both the Mediterranean and the White Sea are just 70 km away and the ...

Travel services

Local travel agencies specializing in offering services related to adventure tourism in the Rhodopes Mountains   Gaby Tour Ltd, Kardzhali - travel agency for trips, marketing, advertising and expert advices in the field of tourism. Specialists in all outdoor adventures - hiking and...

Ivaylovgrad

Located in the most southern part of the Rhodopes, the area of Ivaylovgrad enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Olive trees and Laurel show it. Here you can find some of the most virgin forests in Bulgaria..Ivaylovgrad’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in the  dolmens, mounds,...

The Wild Farm

Story by Meindert Brouwer, Dutch writer and publisher: http://mb.hetwebburo.nl/October, 2009 They call their guesthouse The Wild Farm, ‘a rural house for adventures in the Eastern Rhodope’. And wild it is, not the farm, but the region. Father Nikki, mother Betty and...

Water adventures

  Only in the Eastern Rhodopes there are so many possibilities for water adventures. LAKE KARDZHALI On lake Kardzhali in recreation area Enchets is located rowing base “Enchets” where you can rent boats. Rowing base telephone: +359 885 295319 – Hristo...

Mummer's festival

IVAYLOVGRAD EASTERN RHODOPES DATE: 1 – 2 March 2014   BE A PART OF THE CELABRATION VISIT THE TRADITIONAL MUMMERY FEST IN LADZHA NEIGHBOURHOOD   PRICE: 84 BGN   HIGHLIGHTS: ✔     Ariving in Friday ✔     Departure...

Krumovgrad

Krumovgrad is a small Eastern Rhodopean town with  approximately 5000 inhabitants. The surrounding landscape  is picturesque and exotic. The area is rich in nature and offers various  cultural highlights.  Krumovgrad is situated in  between Kardzhali and Ivaylovgrad along...

Maps and guidebooks distribution

Helikon bookshops ; Ciela bookshop in Sofia Zig Zag holidays in Sofia; Stenata outdoor equipment shop in Sofia, 5 Bratya Miladinovi str; Alpi outdoor equipment shop in Sofia, 19 Vorino str; Hotel Ustra in Kardzhali town; The guest house „Wild farm“ in Gorno pole...

Eastern Rhodopes Tourist Map

The latest and most detailed up to now tourist map for the Eastern Rhodopes has been elaborated in 2011 by Bulgarian and Dutch experts of the New Thracian gold project.  The map presents all attractions of the Eastern Rhodopes fully covering ten municipalities - Kardzhali, Ardino,...

Wineries and degustation

Winery “Trakia” in the village of Popovets Dimo Karaboyukov is a great host and inexhaustible source of stories about the Rhodope mountains, Stambolovo area and Popovets village. He can turn the tape of his family more than a century ago and tell you amazing stories about the...

How to get to Sbor

  By car From Krumovgrad drive 17 km towards Iwaylovgrad; turn north towards the village of Padalo and 5 km after the crossroad, before the village of Padalo and after the collapsed bus stop, you will see a dirt road leading west (left) to the village of Sbor. Coming from Ivaylovgrad...

Ivaylovgrad – the kingdom of wild orchids

Tour description: 5 hours, 10 km walking, medium Area description: Mediterranean scrub and woodland, wild landscape, abandoned villages, orchids and butterfly fauna Highlights: Ivaylovgrad area features riverine Platanus orientalis and mixed oak forest, Dactylorhiza romana, Alnus...

Youth eco-club

Conservation of the "green gold" - the unique biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes -  is a major point in the philosophy of " New Thracian Gold" (NTG). The involvement of young people in conservation activities and promotion of natural resources is a guarantee for sustainable...

A Culinary Guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes

Do you happen to know what gyuzlemi are? Have you ever tasted a rabbit banitsa or a pumpkin stuffed with rabbit meat? Have you ever eaten chicken with katmi or krukmach? Have you heart about a Rhodopean zelnik? Or about a maslenitsa? Information and the recipes about these dishes you can...

The Winners in the Second Edition of NTG Contest „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“

Kichka Dyankova and Yassena Popova are the winners in the second edition of the Competition „Eastern Rhodopes – taste the wild nature“. They submitted the most interesting travel story  and the best photo, according to the jury of New Thracian Gold. The number of...

First Organic Tahini Factory in Bulgaria

On May 23rd, the first organic tahini factory in Bulgaria - BIOTERRA – IVAYLOVGRAD Ltd. - was officially opened in the village of Kondovo, Municipality Ivaylovgrad. Its opening becomes possible thanks to the expert and financial support by the Bulgarian-Dutch project New Thracian Gold (NTG)...