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Meet The Locals Day Tour

Area Overview

Razlog valley. Razlog is located about 160 km from Sofia and it is a valley between three mountains - Rila, Pirin and Rodopi. This unique location gives you a great variety of cultures, traditions, landscapes and typical food. Dobarsko is a  small village not far from Razlog. The Church of Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratelates is built in 1614 and painted in 1672. The church donors are depicted in a donors' fresco left of the door. The church is included in the list of the 100 national tourist attractions for its abundance of original frescoes and icons, some of which are interpreted as portraying Jesus in a rocket. The holy spring in the church yard is said to be curative and indeed the one that cured Samuil's soldiers that founded the village, as depicted in one fresco. A small swastika and a cross on the eastern wall are the only items in the exterior that show that the small stone building is a religious temple. The frescoes were cleaned up and partially restored in 1974-1978 and the church is a national monument of culture. Razlog is very close (10 min by car) to Bansko and it's old town is charming with its cobblestone streets and local tavernas. It offers a great variety of hiking trails and it is often visited by mountain trekkers and skiers in the winter.

Your Day In Razlog Valley

After a 2h 30min drive to Razlog small village we will meet a local family in their own house, where they will show how they prepare their food, how they live and have fun (singing and dancing). They will serve you home made food and a glass of rakia to welcome you.  After this very hospitable visit, if you wish you can have a donkey ride around the village all the way to the water well. Then we will visit the church in Dobarsko in the afternoon, a 10 minute drive from the village. After that we go back to Sofia. If you would like to spend 2 days in the area and visit also Bansko and Rila Monastery on the way, we strongly recommend you our 2 Days Meet The Locals Tour or our 

Start: 8:30/End: 18:00h

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 5h 00m approximately

Walking time: 1h 30m approximately

Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes


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           9-18 persons


 129 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 and personal expenses not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.


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