Plovdiv is second biggest city in Bulgaria. The town is 150 km from Sofia . It is situated on the two banks of the Maritsa river and on six unique syenite hills . Around the three eastern hills the Thracians estabilished the ancient settlement of Evmolpiass, which was later on called Pulpudeva. In the year 342 B.C. the town was conquered by Philip II of Macedonia and was called Philipopol. During the Roman times it was given the name of Trimontium (“town on three hills”). The Slavs called it Plovdiv.
About 30km south of Plovdiv stands the magnificent Bachkovo Monastery, founded in 1083. Most of the complex dates from the 17th century onwards, with the Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa (1604) as its colourful centrepiece. The church is decorated with 1850s frescoes by renowned artist Zahari Zograf and houses a much-cherished icon of the Virgin Mary.
Trip duration: 09:00 h. – 19:00 h. / 9 hours – day trip /
Add option: Depending on the duration of the trip, there is the possibility to visit the Asen’s Fortress (Asenova krepost)
|1st January to 31st December|
|Monday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Tuesday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Wednesday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Thursday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Friday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Saturday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Sunday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Last Admission||At least 24h before leaving