Bachkovo monastery - Asen's fortress
Plovdiv area offers great opportunities for different day trips, ranging from visits of historical and cultural sites of national importance and wine tasting experience to active tours like trekking, snowshoeing, cycling and mountain biking in the nearby Rhodope Mountains.
Our exciting and various day trips program will make you stay in Plovdiv for longer that you've planned. We guarantee that you'll spend an unforgettable time with our friendly and professional guides who will be pleased to show you around the amazing Plovdiv area.
From Plovdiv we head towards the beautiful Rodopi Mountains (the widest mountain massif in Bulgaria) passing through the pretty town of Asenovgrad. Nearby we will see the remarkable remains of King Ivan Asen's fortress - a wise ruler of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. There we are to find an ancient church dating from the 12th century painted with some authentic pieces of iconography as well as the stone made inscription carved by King Ivan Asen.
Next we go deeper in the Rhodope Mountains towards Bachkovo monastery (the second largest in Bulgaria, founded in 1083, one of the most sacred places in our history).
We'll have lunch near-by the waterfall and under the trees' shadows of the Waterfall restaurant near-by the Bachkovo monastery, enjoying local cuisine. After lunch we go on a little hike in the Red wall reserve where will see a beautiful waterfall, chapels, the miraculous icon as well as drink holy water out of the sacred well of a chapel.
Then we go back from Bachkovo monastery to Plovdiv.
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