Day 1: Sofia
Transfer on arrival, dinner and overnight
Day 2: Sofia
Full day dedicated to Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria, which Constantine the Great, once called "My Rome".
As an introduction - visit the National Museum of History, after - Boyana Church (UNESCO site). After lunch, in the center of Sofia - Alexander Nevski Cathedral - Memorial, St. Sophia 6 c basilica, Sofia University, Parliament Square, National Theatre, The Presidency, The old garden of Sofia, Arena di Serdica (ruins). Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Sofia - Rila Monastery - Plovdiv
Departure to Rila Monastery UNESCO site - the biggest monastery in Bulgaria, included in the UNESCO list. Visit the museum, the main church, the old kitchen. After lunch, departure to Plovdiv. Arrival, panorama of Plovdiv by bus, check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Plovdiv - Bachkovo Monastery - Fortress Assenova - Kazanluk
In the morning - visit to Plovdiv - Roman Forum, Stadium, Djumaya Mosque, Old Plovdiv Architectural Reserve with the Amphitheatre Ancient Church St. Constantine and Elena, the National Revival houses complex. Lunch in the Old Plovdiv. Afternoon to Bachkovo Monastery and visit the Dining Room. On the way back - Fortress Assenova.
After 2 hours - Arrival in Kazanluk - the center of the Rose Valley. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Kazanluk - Shipka church - Nesebur - Varna - Day of Bulgarian Culture and the Cyrillic Alphabet
Morning visit Thracian Tomb of Kaznaluk and the Church of Shipka. Departure for Nesebur UNESCO town. Lunch in the Old Nesebur. Visit the church of St. Stephen.
Departure for Varna - the sea capital of Bulgaria. Visit the Museum of Varna (the oldest gold in the world, the Varna Necropolis), panorama - Asparuh Bridge, the train station, the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Varna - Pobiti Kamuni - Arbanassi - Peter and Paul Monastery - Veliko Turnovo.
Short stop in Pobiti Kamuni "stone planted in the earth." Drive to the center of Bulgaria. Lunch in Arbanassi museum village, visiting the house of the merchant Konstantsaliev Church of the Nativity, Monastery St. Peter and Paul. Visit Veliko Tarnovo - Tsarevets Royal Hill with medieval fortress, Samovodska charshia, Gurko Street. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Veliko Turnovo - Gabrovo - Etura - Troyan Monastery - Koprivshtitsa - Sofia
We continue south to the town of Gabrovo and Etura - ethnographic complex. Our next visit will be Troyan Monastery - the third largest in Bulgaria. Lunch.
Via Beklemeto mountain pass, crossing the Balkans continue to Koprivshtitsa museum town. Visit.
In the evening arrival in Sofia. Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight.
Day 8: Sofia - Departure transfer
leisure and transfer departure.
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Excellent hotel, friendly staff would def go there again
The view from our balcony in room # 409, was terrific. It was centrally located to everything on and around the port area. Wonderful service and everything was very clean. The breakfast was below average, although not bad. If back in Zante Town we would stay there again.
It is close to everything but if you go in the lower season the pool won't be ready even though the temperature was quiet high already.