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Starosel - Roman

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Thracian temple at Starosel - Roman mineral bath in Hissar
(On a bike or by car)

In August 2000, a sensational discovery occurred near the village of Starosel, in central Bulgaria. Archaeologists found the enormous temple/grave of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. The Starosel temple is the largest known so far dating back from the 4-5 centuries B.C.

The car will take us some 10 km away from Plovdiv in the countryside. Depending on your cycling abilities we will be riding our bicycles from 30 to 50 km on isolated asphalt roads, mostly on even terrain. We'll pass by the Piasachnik damn, through several Bulgarian villages and The Starosel temple until we get to the old Roman town of Hissar, famous for its hot mineral springs.

After a nice and warm mineral bath we go back to Plovdiv by car.

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