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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...

Touring bus from Sofia

For time-schedules of all bus lines in Bulgaria and Eastern Rhodopes, please check: www.avtogari.info   Regular bus lines (touring buses) from SOFIA to the Eastern Rhodopes:   Marieta transport company:                 The...

Momchilgrad area

Where to eat in the town:  Tavern Vodenitsata Restaurant Elite Pizza bar "Amor" Restaurant "Osetiya" Restaurant "Bulgaria" Restaurant "Helios"       Where to eat around Momchilgrad:   Restaurant in Stramni rid village - near Zvezdel village Restaurant in the...

Touring bus from Russe

For time-schedules of all bus lines in Bulgaria and Eastern Rhodopes, please check: www.avtogari.info   There is one regular bus line from Russe to Momchilgrad Starting from Russe at: 09,30 through Byala, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Kardzhali Starting from...

Touring bus from Veliko Tarnovo

For time-schedules of all bus lines in Bulgaria and Eastern Rhodopes, please check: www.avtogari.info   There is one regular bus line from Vеliko Tarnovo to Krumovgrad Starting from Veliko Tarnovo at: 09,50 through Gabrovo, Stara Zagora, Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo, Kardzhali and...

Orpheus sanctuary near the village of Tatul

Location: At 15 km east of Momchilgrad in the area of Asara near the village of Tatul.Description: This is the second most important megalithic monument in the Eastern Rhodopes and one of the unique Thracian megalithic monuments in Europe. Impressive religious complex at first...

Late ancient and medieval fortress near the village of Vishegrad

Location: Located on the right river bank of Arda at around 150 m from the village of Vishegrad.Description: Medieval fortress with an area of 562 square meters It rises to the notable peak with vertically hanging rocks toward the dam Studen Kladenets. The fortified wall is encircling the...

The petrified forest

Location: Located in the village of Raven (Momchilgrad) in a deep gorge, called by locals Gabaz gulch. "The Trees" are among both sides of the gorge with over 120 m length. They represent twenty stumps of trees burned by fire. They are 1 to 1.5 m tall and thickness of 0.4 to 0.6 m....

Reserves

Valchi Dol reserve The Valchi Dol reserve is the only strict reserve in the Eastern Rhodopes. It is located in the territory of the Krumovgrad Municipality, in the land of the village of Boynik, and covers an area of 774.70 ha. It secures the preservation of one of the wildest and most...

By bus

For more information on all bus services in Bulgaria and Eastern Rhodopes, please visit: www.avtogari.info     Regular buses from SOFIA / PLOVDIV to Eastern Rhodopes are offered by several buss companies: Marieta with 3 daily buses from and to Sofia. From Sofia – 11:00,...

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,...

Farms and attractions

The Wild Farm in the village of Gorno Pole The Wild Farm is a non-traditional, organic farm in the village of Gorno Pole, Madzharovo Municipality. The young Vasilievi family, who are the owners, gave up their life in the big city to develop rural tourism in the old family house. Now they...