Tag: Thracians

SPA Resorts

Spa PomorieThe Thracians settled around the hot mineral springs, then the Romans built their SPA centers like Augusta (present Hissarya), Dezudava (Sandanski), Pautalia (Kyustendil) and Serdica (Sofia).

With its favourable climate, 378 km long coastal sandy beach strip, over 500 mineral springs varying in chemical composition, temperature and curative possibilities, lagoon mud sources Bulgaria is extremely attractive for spa recreation and tourism. Read more

Asen Fortress

Church of the Holy Mother of God_Asen's FortressThe medieval Asen’s Fortress in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains  is situated on a high rocky ridge on the left bank of the Asenitsa River.

The earliest archaeological findings date back from the time of the Thracians, the area of the fortress has also been inhabited during the Ancient Roman and Early Byzantine period.

The fortress gained importance in the Middle Ages, first mentioned in the statute of the Bachkovo Monastery as Petrich in the 11th century.

The fortress was conquered by the armies of the Third Crusade. Read more

Perperikon

PerperikonPerperikon is an ancient Thracian city located in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 kilometers North-West of the present day town of Kardzhali.

Perpericon is thought to be a sacred place. Human activity in the area dates back to 5000 B.C.

The first traces of civilization on the hill date from the Bronze Age, while the ceramics found on the place date from the Early Iron Age, as well as the impressive round altar, almost 2 m in diameter, chiseled out of the rocks. Read more

Historical Landmarks

Cape Kaliakra historical landmark in BulgariaBulgaria is a unique historic and cultural treasury by itself. There are a lot of historical objects from different eras situated on its small territory, created and preserved through the centuries.

It has been the meeting point of different civilizations, whose cultures interacted and new ideas were born.

Across the Bulgarian lands have passed many ethnic groups and people, each bearing its own knowledge, art and customs.

Bulgaria has many evidences of prehistoric life. The prehistoric man found here suitable conditions to settle and left a considerable amount of cultural heritage. Read more