Cross Forest, Karadjov stone and Belintash

ADULT 63 leva with VAT
SENIOR 53 leva with VAT
CHILD (12 years) 53 leva with VAT
GROUP OVER 4 customers 59 leva with VAT

Hiking Difficulty: Easy to Moderately  (2 to 3 from 6)
Elevation: 225 m ( from 1500 m to 1225  m) – 738 ft (4921 ft to 4019 ft)
Length:  km 
Duration: 4 hours (Hiking time only)

Date: 15.01.2022

57.80 лв.

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Krastova gora is a place in the central part of the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Near is the Krastov Vrah (1545 m), from which it takes its name.
It is also known as the Rhodope Holy Forest because of the monastery complex Holy Trinity located there.
Also the area is famous for the Christian sanctuary on Mount Krasta.
Which is a Christian pilgrimage center of international fame. 

The legend tells that a large monastery rose on this peak, in which a part of the Lord’s Cross was kept.

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Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or at your preferable location if requested in advance at the time of booking.
The journey takes about three and the half hours to the picturesque Krastova gora in the Rhodope Mountains.
Enjoyable day in the area of Krastova gora.
Visit to the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.
Visit to the complex of “12 apostles” of 12 chapels, located on both sides of the staircase to the top of the Cross with the crucifix.
− “St. Heptads “.
− “St. the apostle James”.
− “St. the Apostle Peter”.
− “St. the apostle Paul”.
− “St. Apostle Thomas”.
− “St. Apostle Andrew “.
− “St. Apostle Philip”.
− “St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite”.
− “St. the Apostle Bartholomew”.
− “St. Apostle Mark the Evangelist”.
− “St. the apostle Luke”.
− “St. the apostle Matthew”.

Visit to the 3 chapels, northwest after the top with the cross: “St. John of Rila ”,“ St. Three Saints ”and“ St. Visarion, Bishop of Smolyan.
A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
Hiking for about one hour to pleasant forest path to the Karadjov stone. Karadjov stone is a Thracian sanctuary was associated with the world of the dead.

From the Karadjov stone we taking the last trek to the the Thracian cult site Belintash. Trek takes approximatly two hours.
After short break we geting to the bus.
Departure back to Sofia.

ATTENTION:
Mandatory requirement for tourists – Before the start of each mountain hike, clients receive instruction from a licensed mountain guide and undertake to comply with the instructions given to them.
Changes in the program are possible, based on objective factors, mostly of meteorological nature.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:
Please wear comfortable hiking boots, warm clothes, dry food, water, raincoate.
Windproof and waterproof jacket.
Extra garment (fleece).
Water bottle at least 1 liter.
Hat/towel, sunscreen and sunglasses, raincoat.
Insole (optional).
In bad weather conditions the program can be shortened or replaced.

RECOMMENDED INFORMATION:
Food for lunch, picnic type. It is recommended to consider in advance that your food is as energetic and healthy as possible.
Travelers should have a moderate to good level of physical fitness.

In case of medical issues or allergies you should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

Tour Itinerary

07:30: Tour starts from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral or you will be picked up from the place, if arranged with member of our booking team in advance.
07:30 – 11:00: The journey takes about three and the half hours to the picturesque Krastova gora in the Rhodope Mountains.
Enjoyable day in the area of Krastova gora.
Visit to the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.
Visit to the complex of “12 apostles” of 12 chapels, located on both sides of the staircase to the top of the Cross with the crucifix.
− “St. Heptads “.
− “St. the apostle James”.
− “St. the Apostle Peter”.
− “St. the apostle Paul”.
− “St. Apostle Thomas”.
− “St. Apostle Andrew “.
− “St. Apostle Philip”.
− “St. Apostle Simon the Canaanite”.
− “St. the Apostle Bartholomew”.
− “St. Apostle Mark the Evangelist”.
− “St. the apostle Luke”.
− “St. the apostle Matthew”.
Visit to the 3 chapels, northwest after the top with the cross: “St. John of Rila ”,“ St. Three Saints ”and“ St. Visarion, Bishop of Smolyan.
A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
Hiking for about one hour to pleasant forest path to the Karadjov stone. Karadjov stone is a Thracian sanctuarywas associated with the world of the dead.
From the Karadjov stone we taking the last trek to the the Thracian cult site Belintash. Trek takes approximatly two hours.
After short break we geting to the bus. 
16:30: Departure back to Sofia.
20:00: Expected time of arrival in Sofia at the parking lot behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or at your preferable location if requested in advance at the time of booking.

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Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Krastova gora is a place in the central part of the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Near is the Krastov Vrah (1545 m), from which it takes its name.
It is also known as the Rhodope Holy Forest because of the monastery complex “Holy Trinity” located there.
Also the area is famous for the Christian sanctuary on Mount Krasta. Which is a Christian pilgrimage center of international fame. On the hill was built a monastery complex “Holy Trinity” of chapels. Better known by the name of the place Krastova gora.
The legend tells that a large monastery rose on this peak, in which a part of the Lord’s Cross was kept.

Your Tour will finish at the parking behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Krastova gora is a place in the central part of the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Near is the Krastov Vrah (1545 m), from which it takes its name.
It is also known as the Rhodope Holy Forest because of the monastery complex “Holy Trinity” located there.
Also the area is famous for the Christian sanctuary on Mount Krasta. Which is a Christian pilgrimage center of international fame. On the hill was built a monastery complex “Holy Trinity” of chapels. Better known by the name of the place Krastova gora.
The legend tells that a large monastery rose on this peak, in which a part of the Lord’s Cross was kept.

Your Tour will finish at the parking behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

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