Introduction

Both the Devil’s bridge and Perperikon the ancient Thracian city carved into a rock hill, have their mystical and intriguing history.

This journey from Plovdiv will take you to the Eastern Rhodope Mountains on a time travel like experience for the senses!

There are legends about the Devil’s bridge and its construction that you will find about.

Perperikon is one of the most significant archeological finds in the Balkans and dated back to the times of Crete Mycenaean civilization.

The lunch stop that we have prepared for you at the lake will definitely add life to your day!

Itinerary

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 beuautiful 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 with 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.

Tour details

Things to bring: Water bottle; Comfortable walking shoes; Lightweight jacket/raincoat; Sunscreen; Sunglasses;

Inclusions: Licensed English speaking guide and driver; Transportation as per itinerary;

Exclusions: Entrance fees; Lunch at the lunch stop; Drinks; Tips; Other personal expenses;

Price

2 people 3-4 people 5-8 people
75 € per person 65 € per person 55 € per person
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