Southern Bulgaria

THE MYSTIC MOUNTAINS OF ORPHEUS
Duration:
8 days / 7 overnights
Transport:
Bus
Program
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Rodophes mountains are mystic mountains. There, as the legends sais, Orpheus was born and lived, there is the entry for the underworld kingdom of Hades too. Only there grows the mystic flower of Orpheus and according the legends it was born when the Orpheus`s blood touched the soils of Rodophes.

Day 1: Arrival point - Kardzhali
Arrival and transfer to Kardzhali. Accommodation and dinner.

Day 2:Kardzhali-Perperikon-Tatul-Kardzhali
After breakfast visit the sacred hill of Perperikon, a Thracian stone town. The latest archaeological excavations revealed a magnificent site almost literally described by the ancient authors as the Temple of Dionysus. Later departure to Tatul sanctuary. According a theory the sanctuary was a cult place, linked with the Thracian Orphism and perhaps a symbolical tomb of the legendary poet Orpheus. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the Archeological museum in Kardzhali. Return in the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 3:Kardzhali-Alexandrovo-Ivaylovgrad-Kardzhali
After breakfast departure to Alexandrovo. Visit the famous Thracian mound and the roman Vila Armira. Lunch and return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4:Kardzhali - Belintash
Departure to the sanctuary cave the The Womb. Lunch. Later visit the impressive rock sanctuary Belintash. Overnight and dinner.

Day 5 Belintash- Wondersful bridges - Shiloka Laka-Devin
Today we go to the heart of the mountains, Devin, a famous SPA destination. On the way stop and visit the natural rock phenomena The wonderful bridges. Lunch in Shiroka Lacka, an ethnographic village.
Overnight and dinner in a SPA hotel, where the next days you will have the opportunity to advantage the healing power of the mineral waters.

Day 6 Devin - Trigrad-Yagodina-Devin
After breakfast departure to the cave Devil`s throat where as the legends sais Orpheus step to save his beloved Evredika from the underworld of Hades. Later a visit to another beautiful cave Jagodina.
Return to the hotel.

Day 7 Devin
A free day for relax а SPA.

Day 8 Devin - departure point
Departure to the point of depart.

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