Tour of Sandanski (Bulgaria)

Tour of Sandanski (Bulgaria)   


This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the admission fee:

- The Birth of Europe - Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi    


Sandanski is a town and a recreation centre in south-western Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. Named after Yane Sandanski (a revolutionary recognized as a national hero in Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia), the town is situated in a valley at the foot of Pirin Mountains. The area around the modern Sandanski is populated for more than three thousand years. Archaeologists found here layers of the earliest human history. Thracians, Romans and Byzantines have inhabited these lands. They have left a rich cultural and architectural heritage in the form of impressive artefacts and colourful palette of folk traditions and customs. At the very entrance of Sandanski the legendary Thracian chieftain from the Medi tribe - Spartak, welcomes tourists. According to legend, the leader of the largest uprising of slaves in the Roman Empire was born and raised on the in the surroundings of the village, called by the Romans Partikopol. The ancient ruins narrate the fascinating tale of the ancient city, which has become one of the first Episcopal centers ever since the early Christianity. Outstanding findings from that time are now arranged in an impressive architectural complex.


The tour/price includes:

  • An English speaking guide & travel assistant;
  • Round trip transportation
  • All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Sightseeing tours of Sandanski Downtown and a guided tour to Sandanski's Archaeological Museum    
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