A pick up from the hotel in Plovdiv and a scenic drive will take you to the Eastern parts of the Rhodope mountains. While the landscapes change in beautiful sequence of mountain forests and quaint little villages. Until the road dives among the hills into the Arda river bed.
Built in the first half of the 16th century the Devil’s Bridge was erected on the site of an ancient Roman bridge commissioned by Sultan Selim I. The bridge is the largest (56m long) and perhaps the most famous Ottoman bridge in the Rhodope Mountains and at one time connected the Greek Sea coast from Plovdiv.
On the way to the next historical sight, we have prepared very relaxing stop for a tasty lunch on the lake at a place with its own special history.
Perperikon is a unique example of an imposing Thracian city perched atop a rocky hill. Archaeological studies reveal a system of water supply and drainage. Temples and shrines, architectural elements and images of ancient deities. Historic layers dating back to the ancient city of Troy.
Having decided we have seen enough we drive back to Plovdiv.