Русская версия Българска версия
About Bulgaria
printer friendly version Kardzhali region Bulgaria MapChoose on map


Holy City of Perperikon

Holy City of Perperikon
Holy City of Perperikon
The Temple of Dionysus
The Temple of Dionysus

The recent sensational discovery of the Holy City of Perperikon - an ancient town, cult centre and a mediaeval fortress, near today's town of Kurdjali - proves that the region has been inhabited ever since the Thracians (6th - 5th millenia BC).

Perperikon, the biggest Thracian megaliths in the Balkans, saw its first heyday in the 2nd millenium BC, which coincided with the peak of the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations.

The quest for the Temple of Dionysus which lasted for more than a century was finally resolved in 2002 on the territory of Perperikon.

This is the only place in Europe and maybe in the world, where the separate civilizations did not destroy one another, but fitted into and developed on the basis of the preceding ones.

There are many different places of worship in the Bulgarian lands. Most of the Thracian sanctuaries are on sites with special power of their own.

Elegance Travel

traveller's forum
No opinions

We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (like visas, health and safety, customs and transportation) with the relevant authorities before you travel.

Journey Bulgaria Archeological | Gorna Krepost - Holy City of Perperikon - Gorna Krepost, Kardzhali region information, Gorna Krepost photos, travel to Gorna Krepost, Bulgaria, accommodation in hotels in Gorna Krepost, Bulgaria; lodging in Gorna Krepost, Kardzhali region.
В© 2000-2018 All rights reserved.