Towns and villages - Plovdiv
The eight-millennium long history of Plovdiv gives it the right to be considered a contemporary of early human civilizations and one of the most ancient towns in Europe. During the 2nd century AD, Lucian said about it: “This is one of the most beautiful towns you can imagine. Its beauty shines from far away. And the great river Hebros passes at the foot of the hills...”

Brilliant antiquity, middle ages with elements of the Orient. Revival and Baroque combine with the folklore tradition to give the key-note to today’s town center. The town is a crossing point of cultures, epochs, religions,
and a crossing point of roads connecting countries and continents.

Plovdiv was first declared a town by Philip of Macedonia who gave it the name Philipopolis. During Roman rule the illustrious town had the right to coin its own money. Later Emperor Traian named it Ulpia Trimontium.

Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, situated along the two banks of the river Maritsa, lies in the largest, the warmest and the most fertile lowland in the whole Balkan Peninsula. The climate here is extremely favorable, influenced by the breeze from the Aegean Sea. Spring comes early; summer is warm and lasts long, while winter is very mild. In Plovdiv you are always surrounded by the hills, decorated with greenery
and old-time houses. The group of three hills consisting of Nebet Tepe,  Taxim Tepe, and Dzhambaz Tepe is suffused with the magnificence of old-time Plovdiv. On the highest hill - the Bounardzhika Park, are the monuments to the Russian liberators. Among the landmarks outside of the old town is the Archeological museum, which is second only after the museum in Sofia for its collections and exhibitions. Collective finds of gold, silver, copper and bronze coins are displayed in the rare coin department. The famous gold treasure of Panagyurishte is also exhibited here. The Ethnographic museum, the Revival museum, the Science museum and the remains of the Roman Forum between the Trimontium Hotel and the Central Post Office are not less interesting to visit.

The cultural life of Plovdiv is active and various throughout the year. Prestigious international festivals are organized in the city.

The neighbourhoods of Plovdiv are interesting and preferred places to visit as well. One can find here famous natural as well as historic and cultural sights like the hot spring spas in Hisarya, the Narechen baths,
the Medieval Assenova fortress, the Bachkovo monastery, the Arapovski monastery and numerous other places of interest.

For sport and exercise enthusiasts there are many locations available to enjoy them. A unique sports complex including a stadium, a rowing complex (the largest one in the Balkans), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and an athletics track are located in the northeastern part of the city.


Discover Bulgaria
This tour presents the highlights of the Bulgarian culture and historical heritage: the famous golden treasures of the Thracians, the unique frescos and icons of Bulgarian monasteries, picturesque Rivaval towns and wonderful landscapes.
Monastery Tour
Seculed ath the foot of the mountain or perched on the hills, but always amidst vivid scenery have been a genuine treasury of Bulgarian spirit.Fantastic mural paintings and frescoes made by the hand of familiar or unknown icon painters cover the interior of the churches.
Three Mountains
Bulgarian landscape is fascinatingly diverse-low and high mountains,valleys and meadows, beaches and bays.Enjoy the the charming of the Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of National Revival period –a unique combination of a legendary history and and fascinating present
Daily tour Koprivshtitsa
One of the most charming small Bulgarian towns-a museum of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture.Every street and house tells about the heroic past of this ancient town.A unique collection of ethnographic treasures,Revival works of art and embroidery has also been preserved.
Daily tour Rila Monastery
The holy ground for all Bulgarians.It is a symbol of their national identity and dignity.Visitors are impressed by the the pure harmonious line of the buildings, the exquisite colonnades and arches.
Daily tour Sofia
Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with thousand of years of history and monuments from different civilizations.Sofia celebrates on September 17 , as this is the day of its patron-saints Viara(Faith), Nadezhda(Hope), Lyubov(Love) and their mother Sofia which in Greek means “wisdom”
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