Day-trip to the most mystical places in the Rhodope Mountains
This tour encompasses some of the Rhodope mountains’ most mysterious natural and archeological wonders. It is said that a powerful mystical energy surrounds the area, drawing spiritualists from all over the world. Their cultural and historical significance alone makes them well worth the visit.
Starting from the Mostovo area, we will explore the ancient Thracian sanctuary of Belintash – a discovery unique in the territory of Bulgaria. Its deep historical significance, mysterious origin and the spectacular natural rock formations it rests upon make it one of the most beautiful areas in Bulgaria. We’ll then head for Krastova Gora, or “Crucifix Forest”, a spiritual place known for its many crucifixes and churches, some of which are said to heal ailments.
per adult from
5 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Tour guide
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Belintash Thracian Sanctuary, област Пловдив, гр.Асеновград, 4236 Vrata, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Belintash is an ancient Thracian religious sanctuary likely used as a solar observatory and for ritualistic purposes. It is the second largest such sanctuary in Bulgaria.
The mountain rocks upon which it stands have been carved into shapes resembling the heads of gods and animals. The head of the god Sabazios faces east, towards the rising sun. The nature of this sanctuary is steeped in legend and mystery, and historians have theorized about its significance for centuries. The view from the top is breathtaking - forest-covered mountain slopes spreading as far as the eye can see, with a clear view of the other two attractions on this excursion, Karadzhov Rock and "Holy Trinity" Cross Forest.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Karadzhov Boulder, Rhodope Mountains, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
Karadzhov Rock is an ancient Thracian sanctuary in the Rhodopes, near the Belintash sanctuary. It takes the shape of a large rounded boulder caught between two imposing rocks. This was the site of religious rituals in pre-historic times. Numerous fragments of ceramic vessels have been discovered under the boulder, the oldest of which date back to the early Iron Age.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: "Holy Trinity" Cross Forest, 4243 Borovo, Bulgaria
Krastova Gora (“Crucifix Forest” or "Holy Trinity" Cross Forest) is a place known for its miraculous power and healing properties. Tens of thousands of pilgrims visit it every year seeking help from its miracle-working cross or simply to get in touch with their spiritual side. According to the legends, centuries ago below the mountain peak there was a monastery in which a fragment of the Holy Cross was kept. Recently, two churches and 12 chapels were built in this holy place, each with its own history and folk tales surrounding it.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any hotel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.If you would like a pick up from any location within Bulgaria, you can take advantage of ourtransportation services (fees are calculated based on the distance to Plovdiv).Airports
- Plovdiv Airport, Plovdiv Bulgaria
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/4/2019 - 6/21/2022
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.