In the footsteps of Spartacus

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The archeological museum
In 73 year B.C. was the biggest rebellion of slaves against the Roman republic. Their idea was led by Spartacus, the famous gladiator. In his origin, he was a Thracian, from the tribe Medi. In this tour we’ are going in the lands of this tribe, searching some pieces of the past.
At first we’ are going to Zemen monastery, which dated from the XIth century and you can see what look like one provincial church from the Middle Ages. The transfer from Sofia to Zemen is less than 2 hours. From Zemen we’ll go directly to Kyustendil and we’ll see the Roman ruins around the thermal baths of the ancient city Pautalia. The guide will provide you in the little streets of Kyustendil and tell you why is famous with its festivals of the cherry. Free time of 1.5 hours for lunch and enjoying the city. From Kyustendil, we’ll stop for a short break to see Kadin bridge and to look Struma river. From there we’ll drive to the village of Liliach, where we’ ll see a sanctuary, that was worshiped by Thracians, Romans, Christians. According to the legend, the wife of Justin I the Great came here to make her dream come true. Transfer to Sofia.
Come with us to make legends be alive!

Departure point: Your hotel in Sofia

Departure time: 08:00 am

Duration: 9/10 hours (approx.)

Return details: Return to original departure point or wherever you would want to go to Sofia

Tour highlights:

 Zemen monastery

 The city of Kyustendil

 The Ottoman bridge in the village of Nevestino

 The ancient sanctuary close to the village of Nevestino

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended. 
  • Operating in all seasons.
  • Jump in the history!

Every day without the period 23.12 – 03.01.

On request.

Nevestino bridge
Zemen monastery
The old school in Kustendil


45 EUR (90 BGN).

35 EUR (70 BGN) per person.

30 EUR (60 BGN) per person.