Southeast Bulgaria

As other Bulgarian regions in ancient times, this territory is also inhabited by Thracian tribes. The Thracian city Kabile (now Yambol) is an important stronghold under the rule of Philip of Macedonia. The historical past of the region is mainly associated with the Thracian heritage. Other influences also play an important role in the development of the regional culture throughout the ages. In the 11th and the 12th century the Romans build important fortresses in the region.
  • Villa Armira

    Villa Armira is a luxurious villa-palace, whose remarkable planning scheme, lavish marble decorations and original floor mosaics characterize it as a unique specimen of Roman provincial art and architecture of international significance.

  • Perperikon

    Perperikon is an archaeological complex consisting of a large megalith sanctuary, a holy city and a fortress. It is the largest megalith ensemble on the Balkans.

  • Mezek - Thracian Tomb and Medieval Castle

    Mezek is famous for the well-preserved medieval Mezek Fortress and its two ancient Thracian beehive tombs, the Mezek and Sheynovets tombs.

  • Thracian Tomb and Sanctuary in Tatul

    In the 2000s Bulgarian archaeologists discovered an ancient Thracian surface tomb and sanctuary in the immediate proximity of the village of Tatul, and it was soon recognized as an exclusive religious center in the region of importance to the whole region according to head archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov.

  • Kazanlak Tomb

    This tomb was built for a wealthy Thracian ruler in the 4th century B.C.

  • Mound Svetica

    In 2004, in mound Svetica near the village of Kran, is discovered a masoned tomb of a Thracian ruler form the 5th century BC.

  • Mound Ostrusha

    The Thracian burial complex in mound Ostrusha near the town of Shipka is build in the middle of the 4th century BC and functions until the 4th century AD.

  • Mound Golyama Kosmatka

    Golyama Kosmatka is a Thracian mound near the town of Shipka, in which on September 21st 2004, the famous Bulgarian archaeologist Georgi Kitov, discovers one of the most magnificent and richest Thracian tombs with a fully preserved grave of a Thracian king, buried with his horse.

  • Kabile

    Kabile is an ancient urban center from the time of Alexander the Great and his father Phillip II. It is located in Southeastern Bulgaria about 5 km from the modern town of Yambol.

  • Stara Zagora - Augusta Trayana Forum

    Much of the antique city of Augusta Trayana can be seen in the very center of Stara Zagora (just behind the Palace of Justice and the Old Theater) including the forum of the antique city with the remains of an amphitheater, thermal baths, city walls, the western gate and part of the main trading street.

  • Stara Zagora - Neolithic Dwellings

    Stara Zagora is considered one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria and in Southeastern Europe. The first inhabitants of these lands are farmers and cattlemen who arrive there in the late 8th and early 7th millennium BC – the Neolithic Age.

 

Legend

Destinations

Common Historical site Sea resort UNESCO
Action Hobby Ski resort Multi destination
Archeological site Monastery Spa
Culture Museum Treck