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Rhodope – the Mountain of Orpheus

Plovdiv – Chepelare – Smolyan – Pamporovo - Plovdiv

The route can be completed within 2 days. It is intended for an automobile or bus transport. Accommodation can be performed in the town of Chepelare, the town of Smolyan or in Pamporovo. In Chepelare there is an option for visiting the Museum of Speleology and Bulgarian Karst. The following sites can be visited in Smolyan within one day: – the Planetarium, the Regional History Museum of Smolyan or the Archaeological Complex of Old Houses in Raykovo residential section. The following sites can be visited within one day from Pamporovo, Smolyan or Chepelare: the Architectural Reserve – village of Shiroka Laka, the Late Antiquity Necropolis, the village of Beden, Devin, Haramiyska Cave, the Trigrad Gorge, the Yagodinska Cave, the Uhluvitsa Cave, the village of Smilyan, Momchil’s Fortress, village of Momchilovtsi, the Rhozhen Observatory, the Areal Ethnographic Complex – town of Zlatograd, the Smolyan Lakes.


Plovdiv City

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and an administrative center of Plovdiv County. It is situated in the Upper Thracian Plain (Gornotrakiyska Nizina), on the both...

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Chepelare

The town of Chepelare is situated in the central part of the Rhodope Mountain, at a distance of about 70 km from Plovdiv and 220 km from Sofia. The main road between Plovdiv and...

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Smolyan

The town of Smolyan is located in the Middle Rhodopes, Southern Bulgaria. It lies 104 km south of Plovdiv and 98 km west of Kardzhali. The town stretches over a huge part of the...

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Pamporovo

The winter resort Pamporovo is situated at the foot of Snezhanka peak (1926 meters) in the Rhodope mountain, at a distance of 260 km from Sofia, 85 km from Plovdiv and 16 km ...

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