Do you know Orpheus? Spartacus? Come with us to explore their origin and to feel the ancient times, when the Bulgarian lands belonged to the Thracians!
Those people lived more than 1600 years in the Balkan peninsula and they took and shared knowledge and religion cults with the neighbors and the tribes that crossed through their lands. They were good warriors and fighters, and so many of them were hired by different armies and became generals. Some of them were magnificent musicians. They influenced the Greek and Latin mythology but immediately disappeared when Christianity became the official religion for the Roman empire.
Now the evidence of their rich heritage you can see in the archeological sources – their treasuries, sanctuaries, and tombs, with which they found the gate to the underworld.
Let’s explore the mystical life of the Thracians and to fill the lost parts of the historical puzzle!
Sofia-Kazanluk-Valley of the Thracian kings-Hisarya
8.00.Transfer from Sofia airport or hotel to Kazanluk – 3 hours.
Visit the copy of the tomb of Kazanluk. The original one is a UNESCO site. Visit the museum “Iskra”, where you can find more evidence for life in the area of the Rose valley and the artifacts, founded in the tombs.
Free time in Kazanluk for lunch and to see the city – 1.5 hours.
Entering the Valley of the Thracian kings. Visit the tomb of Ostrusha. After it, we’ll visit the tombs of Helvetsia, Griffons, and Shushmanets. Visit the tomb of the Thracian king Sevt III. If you wish we’ll visit 2 tombs more.
Transfer to Hisarya (1,5 hours), which is famous for its thermal springs and it was a favorite city of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
9.00 Hotel check-out. Visit the ancient city of Diocletianopol and a family Roman tomb.
Transfer to Starosel to see the biggest tumulus and one tomb-sanctuary – 30 minutes.
From there we’ll go to the town Strelcha to see another tomb. Time for lunch in the town. Later, transfer of 15 minutes to see two areas, which the people from Cooper age and Iron age used like sanctuaries. Visit a menhir, a monolith stone, that was used for different mysteries and cults.
After them, we’ll pass through Koprivstistsa, a town with an old look. The town took an important role for the Bulgarian revival and was a birthplace for politician, poets, rebels. Free time to explore. Transfer to Sofia – 2 hours.