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Mysteries of Strandja

Duration: 2 days
Departure dates: 2017/2018
Price: 92 /adult




Day 1: Mandritsa, Belopolyane and the abandoned border post

Travell to the Eastern Rhodopes where we will spend two amazing days. Arrive at Mandrica village which was founded in the distant 1636. by Albanian Christians and we are settled in the local eco complex. After a short rest, we will make a walk around the village. We will see the old big brick houses in Bulgarian Renaissance style and the house of Atanas Peikidis, which is a monument of culture. There was a gynecological clinic on the first floor.
Our next destination is the Belopolyane village, which is located near the Bulgarian-Greek border. We can talk
withthe local people, take photos plan and feel the atmosphere of this place. After a short rest, we go to northwest to the abandoned border post that will fascinate you with its mystique. The building is abandoned, but there you can still see abandoned papers, utensils that once belonged to the border guards. You have to be careful here because the ceiling is unstable and some rooms may collapse, so you have to decide to enter or not and be with the guide of the group.
At dusk, we return back to Mandritsa, discuss the day, share our impressions, tell stories, and enjoy the evening.


Day 2: The houses of silk culture in Siv Kladenets and walk in Gorno and Dolno Lukovo

We will have breakfast and continue to the next interesting places in this part of Bulgaria - villages of Siv Kladenets, Dolno and Gorno Lukovo.
In S
iv Kladenets village the weather seems to have stopped. A lot of the bricked houses have collapsed and now the village is almost desolate because of the lack of subsistence and the fact that it is far from the big cities. His last living inhabitants still keep their memories for dayswith jokes and weddings, that filled the village. They are the last guardians of the history of Siv Kladenets village. We walk,take photos and feel more free than ever. We have the feeling that we are the last survivors on the earth and we can even take a curious look at one of the old houses of silk culture. We do not miss visiting the collapsing church of the village.
Only when we feel ready to leave this great place go to the villages Dolno and Gorno Lukovo,
they keep a very rich history. We will see the “St. Konstantin and Elena” church, which was built in the distant 1806 only for 7 days. The story is very interesting and will be told by a local resident. We walk and take photos. We climb up to the old cemetery of Gorno Lukovo. You can see the Luda reka river. If the group wants and if we have enough time, we can go to the village of Meden buk, where we could cool in the Byala Reka River.



The price includes:
Licensed transport by minibus on route Mandritsa - Belopolyane - Belopolyane - Mandritsa
and on route Mandritsa - Siv Kladenets - Siv Kladenets - Dolno, Gorno Lukovo - Dolno, Gorno Lukovo - Meden Buk - Mandritsa
night with breakfast in eco complex Bukor Shtepi
Licensed mountain guide
Excursion services
The village of Mandritsa, the village of Belopolyane, the abandoned
border post, the villages of Siv Kladenets, Dolno and Gorno Lukovo and the church "St. Konstantin and Elena "


The price does not include:
Transport to / from Mandritsa
Personal expenses
Tourist insurance and
insurance Rescue expenses in Bulgaria”- amounting to 10 000 BGN each one every tourist pay for that and the price is 25 leva per person for the whole period. For those of tourists who have that insurance, payment is not required after the policy is presented.


How to pay and subscribe to the program:
- Request for participation and reservation - up to 14 days before the departure date
- Payment at reservation - 50% deposit


- Subscription to the program - 14 days before the departure date
- The price is valid for a group of 10 people. For a smaller number of tourists, the price
can be re-certification.
- The tour operator is not responsible for changing the entrance fees at tourist sites.
- Tourists have to be with comfortable, closed mountain shoes.
- Dinners can be ordered and paid in all accommodation facilities in the program (in most of them the choice of dinner is on the menu)
- It is important for all tourists to wear dry food
and water for transitions and lunches.
- Insurance is only for people between 16 to 69 years old.
- In bad and unpredictable weather conditions (floods, landslides, slipping terrain, blocking of
some places of the route, torrential rains, etc.), the guide of the group can change the program and / or the route.




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