Traditions and Landscapes
Balkan Villages of Kozichino, Asparuhovo and Emona with the Mountain Meadows Landscape
Typical old style villages which population once were engaged to keep the Eastern Balkans passes in this traditional borderland. The most distinctive features of the landscape are the herds of sheeps, horses and East-Balkan pigs grazing free at the meadows and in the woods.
Town of Byala and the Coastal Vineyards Landscape
One of the most charming seaside vineyards in Bulgaria placed just above the natural landmark The White Rocks. The famous local white wine Dimyat is made in Byala and the fishermen prepare their special fish broth.
Kabiyuk Studfarm and the Steppe Landscape
The oldest stud-farm in Bulgaria found in the mid-19th century by Midhat Pasha, the Governor of Ruse, for the purposes of supplying the Ottoman Empire’s army with horses. The surrounding steppe area is the richest plant habitat for steppe species in Bulgaria. You could enjoy the variety of entertainments concerned with a horse offered in the farm.
Shabla Lighthouse with the Fishermens Village
The first lighthouse on the Western Pontic coastline dating back to mid-18th century. The cape, where the beautiful building of the Lighthouse is standing, is the easternmost point of Bulgaria. The nearby fishermen village is exclusively interesting attraction to attend.
St Marina Monastery and Dobrudja Pasture Landscape
A small orthodox monastery nested down in a woody valley among the endless grasslands of Dobruja. The curative spring of the monastery and the small river are some kind of oasis for the people and the herds in the pasture landscape.
Dry valley of Taban with Thracian rock sanctuaries and Gypsy communes
TDry valley of Taban is an unspoiled small canyon not far from the Danube River without any infrastructure in it. There is half a dozen rock-hewn sanctuaries and temple since 4th century BC. Here was the legendary sacred mountain of Zalmoxis, Thracian orphic preacher, pronounced for a messiah and a god. Villages with diverse architecture are scattered around, once abandoned then settled by Gypsies turning them to some kind of communes. The best example is the settlement of Davidovo in wallachian style.
Dalboka Mussels Farm
The farm is placed on a steppe coastline, wide-open to the sea. The lack of sandy beaches and shallow water secure excellent mussel production. Here you can taste whatever mussel-dish you imagine with a glass of local white wine of course relaxing on the breeze seaside.
Old Center of Dobrich
The town of Dobrich (Hajioglu Bazarjik) was famous Ottoman trade center. The old quarter still keeps some of the previous oriental atmosphere. Many craftsmen produce all kinds of traditional hand-made stuff in their small workshops.
Village of Osmar
The renowned village lies between the thick forests and bare rocks of Shumen plateau above overlooking the mild vineyard areas. The most appreciated Bulgarian bitter wine with herbs called Osmarski pelin is made here.
Fishermen’s Quarter of Tutrakan
The town of Tutrakan is a traditional multiethnic fishing port on Danube. There is preserved fishermen quarter remembering the times when the biggest fishing fleet along the lower Danube was here. The local cuisine is worth tasting to feel the special rural Danubian atmosphere.
Zheravna and Medven Traditional (wooden) Balkan Architecture
Fascinating authentic villages which keep the spirit of the Bulgarian Renessaince period alive. Situated deep in the Balkans these settlements entirely melt into the natural mountain landscape.
Yablanovo Village and the Alevi Festivals
An isolated Alevi community in Gerlovo region, the village is famous with the colorful religious fests and with people strictly following their traditions and customs. Alevis are branch of Shia Islam known for their secret and pure existence.
Danubian Dervent, Celic Dede and Cocos Monasteries surrounded by vineyard landscapes
Lipovan villages with traditional culture and old rite monasteries, combined with the Razim lake surroundings landscape