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Kardzhali region

KardzhaliDistance:
To the Greek and Turkish Border - 50km,
To the Capital Sofia - 250km,
To the Airport Plovdiv - 90km,
To Airport Varna - 420km, and
To Burgas Airport - 270km

Presentation of the town:

In the heart of the Eastern Rhodopes, on the both coasts of Arda river is set up Kardzhali – famous for its interest Past and rich History. Three millennia it was a cradle of different civilization and cultures. Once this land have met Thracians, Hellenes and Romans, Slaves and Proto – Bulgarians, Byzantines and Latines. Kardzhali is situated in the most South-Eastern part of the country – with rolling and very folded relief, soft transitional Mediterranean climate and natural resources.
The District has an established network of hotels, as each municipality has at least three hotels of good quality. The hotels in the District are all private and relatively small offering quality services to their guests.

The famous ancient town - Perperikon:

At a distance of 20km from Kardzhali is situated one of the remarkable Bulgarian monuments – Perperikon. According to the scientists it is an unique Thracians Castle, dated from 5-th to 4-th centuries B.C. The monument is impressive for its enormous size - 80m long, 30m wide and 8m high. There are 15 separated rooms, skillful cut into the rock - the throne-room, leaving rooms, corridor and stairs.
The experts think that this magnificent complex can be compared to such World famous monuments as Mickena, Delphy or Krith.

The Stone Wedding or the Stone Pyramids are near the village of Zimzilen. They can be reached through the Prostor park or through Solishte – under pick Ivanci – Panchevo – Kurdjali. There are colored in pink Pyramids – resembling men, women, horses, birds and etc.

The first route is one hour by foot and the second is two, but is more interesting!


In the area of Kardjali there is one of the natural phenomenon “The Stone Mushrooms” the reserve of very rare plants “Valchi Dol” and the bed of unique flower “Silivriak” or so called “Orpheus Flower”, the fields of snow drop, red peony, blue juniper and etc.

Here are build tree artificial lakes – “Kardjali”, “Studen Kladenec” and “Borovica”, inhabited by river-fish.

KardzhaliOne of the most important Medieval monuments is set up also in Kardjali – The Church “St.Joan Precusor” in “Veselchane” residential district, completely restored in 2000. It was a back to 11-14 c.A.C., when the Church fortress around it change into Baptist’s residence. Founded tomb and discovered pieces of peculiar Baptist’s clothes, which are already restored, prove this fact. The hypothesis that the second Baptist centre is set up near Kardjali might be proved by the last archaeological researches in 2001. One the area of “Bash Klise” near Chiflick village another Christian Cloister Rose from the dead.


As a district town in Kardjali are set up the main health-services, administrative, cultural and science institutions.

A very rich collection of 30 000 exhibits is preserve in the local Historical Museum.
Belonging to different epochs, some of them are unique historical and cultural monuments.

The Devil's Bridge is near the village of Djadovci 5 km north from Ardino. It was built either in 17th or in 18th centuries and has unique architecture, emphasized by its three arches. The bridge is situated in a very picturesque valley and has unforgettable beauty and is one of the most favorite places for visit by all tourists. We can offer you several routes to reach that place.

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