Two days to Cross Forest, Karadjov stone and Belintash

ADULT 190 leva with VAT
SENIOR 180 leva with VAT
CHILD (12 years) 180 leva with VAT
GROUP OVER 4 customers 185 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)

PRICE INCLUDED
Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
1 x night in a 3 stars hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner.
Visit to the Krastova gora.
Visit to the Karadjov stone.

Visit to the Belintash.
∗ All cultural and tourist talks & visits are included in the price.
Insurance included.

Profesional guide included.

Date: 24-25.09.2022

174.31 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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Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us before booking. One of our experienced reservations staff will be more than happy to assist with you enquiry. You can read our full accessibility statement HERE.

We are committed to making everyone’s tour with us as enjoyable as possible no matter what their individual needs are. Nevertheless, there are certain limitations that may arise due to the local and rural nature.

Holiday Highlights

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Day 1

06:30: From Sofia – 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.
∗ 09:00: From Plovdiv – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking in front of the hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.
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 two hours 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 to our hotel.

Check-in at the hotel, free time.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant, relax in a traditional atmosphere while enjoying deliciously prepared food, free time.

DAY 2

 Today after breakfast we will continue our adventure in the region.
Hiking to Belintash.
A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
An enjoyable afternoon in the regant of Belintash.
Departure back to Sofia and Plovdiv.

19:30: Expected time of arrival in Plovdiv at the parking in front of hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel).
19:30: Expected time of arrival in Sofia at the parking lot behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

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.

Price Included

Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
1 x night in a 3 stars hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner.
Visit to the Krastova gora.
Visit to the Karadjov stone.

Visit to the Belintash.
∗ All cultural and tourist talks & visits are included in the price.
Insurance included.

Profesional guide included.

Pick up Points/Drop off Points

From Sofia – 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 arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

From Plovdiv – Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking in front of the hotel Princess (Trimoncium Hotel Plovdiv), http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point Plovdiv. google/maps!!!, or you can arrange your pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

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

Green Valleys Difference

All cultural and tourist talks & visits are included in the price.
Specially selected hotels.
1 x night in a 3 stars hotel. One person in a room pays 20 leva extra.
Professional care and support during the tour.
If you require any additional entertainment we are more than happy to help.

Country Details

Food

Our guests can choose between different diet menu, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian meals (Halal will not always be available).
Guests should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. You should always consult member of our staff if you have any alergy to the ingredients of the dishs or you not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Lunch in a classic 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

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Lunch in a classic country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

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