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Koprivshtitsa and Starosel (Thracian Temple) Tour

If you consider Koprivshtitsa is a slow-pace tour for you, you can enrich your knowledge with the visit of Starosel Thracian Temple. This is the oldest ever found royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum. It dates back to the end of 5th and the beginning of 4th century BC.The Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel covers six  temples, four of which are unique, as well as a few royal burials. The large temple at Chetinyova Mogila and the Horizon temple are open for tourist visits.The entire hill is surrounded by a wall, made of processed granite blocks. Its length is 241 meters and its height reaches 3.5 meters. The wall is called krepis and outlines a circle which according to the Thracian religious believes symbolizes the Sun. The entrance of the temple has a parade staircase and two pedestals, on which statues of lions were sitting. The staircase leads to a platform, used for ritual dances. A corridor leads to the real façade of the temple and the round hall containing 10 decorative semi-columns and tryglyphs (rectangular plate above each column) with blue and red decoration. Religious ceremonies, related to the cult to the Mother Goddess, her son the Sun and Orpheus were performed in the temple. 

A wine-tasting cellar and water is situated on the north part of the mound.

Optional: Wine-tasting tour of Rumelia wine cellar in Panagurishte /10 Eur per person/.

Start: 9:00/End: 18:00h

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 5h 00m approx.

Walking time: 2h 30m approx.

Handicap accessibleVery limited accessibility

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes (cobblestone streets)


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 110 Eur

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39 Eur per person

             The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees. Meals, personal expenses and tips are not included.