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Address: 10 miles from the town of Kurdzhali, Bulgaria
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Great site nestled on top of a rock. Amazing 360 view.

The legend has it that high in the mountains stood the shrine of the Thracian God Dionysus—the site where Alexander the Great received the phrophecy that he would rule the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The legend has it that high in the mountains stood the shrine of the Thracian God Dionysus—the site where Alexander the Great received the phrophecy that he would rule the world..... Worth buying the site map from the little man near the ticket office.

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Thank Doe F
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find,there is guides who will explain you with details all the history of this ancient city so well that you can see it as it was thousands of years ago...

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Thank Zlatina T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

You have to see it to believe it. This is a great, magical old Thracian city with rich history and beautiful surroundings. The persistent work of archeologists pays off and new discoveries are being revealed literally every year. Last year's find is the base of an entire basilica built by the Romans. Hire a guide and they will take you... More 

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Thank StellaDimova
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We spend 2h there. Was amazing.first we bought the map but its really hard and not so easi to find the spots,so we got latter a guide who was fantastic. So enthusiastic and knowing so many details. I highly recommend. The view is great and worthy tje whole climbing up there.

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Thank Stela A
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the scenery coupled with the way of life of our ancestors. Interesting stone carved water supplies, chairs, pool and more. On the way I noticed a split in two rock that reminded me of the one Moses ran water from. If your imagination is working can see more things.

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Thank Nina R
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

It's amazing this place was un-earthed only in 2000, but it has been there for thousands of years. It is absolutely fascinating how well preserved it is, and how people built things like that from heavy stones so many years ago. The place is becoming a little too popular almost, which hopefullly will raise funds and awareness for its preservation,... More 

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Thank movtcharova
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

This archeological site is definitely a highlight for those interested in Balkan history back to the Thracian period. We had a sizeable group so we paid for a tour guide who pointed out elements of interest that are not obvious, but you can do a self guided walk. The access paths have been constructed recently and were well maintained. The... More 

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Thank Ushnish S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

There is a great history here that is older than Egyptians. You have to get a guide in order to learn about the Thracian civilization. And there is a magic on this place. When it's raining, your hair is rising up. Must visit it.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Perperikon is an archaeological complex in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of the present town Karzhdali and is a spectacular megalithic sanctuary. It is assumed that this is an ancient Thracian sanctuary of Dionysus, gained wide popularity in antiquity. From ancient annals show that in the Rhodope temple of Dionysus have committed at least two extremely crucial for humanity... More 

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Thank nikpetkov
Karlovo, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This is my second time visiting this mythical place, which history is still not clear. The entrance fees are a bit higher and there is not a free parking. If you like souvenirs there are many stands, selling different things, but be careful with the authenticity of the products. Anyway, it is a place you must visit!

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