Tour to Starosel Thracian Temple and Hisarya spa resort from Plovdiv
- The Starosel Thracian Temple is the largest discovered so far dating back to the 4th century BC
- A small resort town famous for its hot mineral springs in Hisarya
All about the trip
In August 2000, a sensational discovery occurred near the village of Starosel in central Bulgaria. Archaeologists found the enormous temple of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. The Starosel Thracian Temple is the largest discovered so far dating back to the 4th century BC. This impressive site is also known as the Starosel Thracian cult complex because several tombs were found around the central temple.
First, we will explore the temple and two tombs near Starosel then we will continue to Hisarya which is a small resort town famous for its hot mineral springs. In Hisаrya it feels like time has slowed down. Located in the outskirts of the Sredna Gora mountain range at 346 m above sea level, it has a very mild climate and over two dozen mineral springs, which make it a favorite spa destination for many Bulgarian and foreign tourists. Hisarya is one of the 3 international spa resorts in Bulgaria, notorious for its significant Roman archeological finds. These ruins are visible everywhere, for example, public buildings, a small amphitheater, the barracks of the Roman garrison, the foundations of a couple of the oldest churches in Bulgaria, as well as the best-preserved Roman fortress. The southern fortress gate is known as “the Camels” because it had broken in the middle and looked like two camels facing each other before it was partially restored in the early 20th century.
In Hisarya we will go on a lovely walk in the town’s green parks among mineral hot springs, fountains and Roman ruins.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- English speaking tour guide
- Plovdiv hotel pick-up and drop-off
What is not included in the price
- Starosel Thracian Temple entrance fee (1,50 €)
- Snacks and drinks
- Hisarya museum entrance fee (0,50 €) – optional
- Swimming pool entrance fee – optional
Please show up at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
This activity is organised by Plovdiv Trips LTD, Makariopolski Str. 13, Plovdiv, 4000, Bulgaria, +359 889 424 576, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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