With this sightseeing tour to Devil’s bridge and Perperikon the ancient Thracian city carved into a rock hill, we will introduce you to 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 we will tell you 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!
We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Plovdiv for a scenic drive to the Eastern parts of the Rhodope mountains. While the landscapes change in beautiful sequence of forests and quaint little villages 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 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 acquired more understanding about Bulgaria’s past, full of impressions, views, tastes and nice memories we’ll take you back to Plovdiv.