Kardjali Kirkovo nr Makaza Greek border pass -
BULGARIA HEADING FOR KIRKOVO KARDJALI MAKAZA SOUTHERN BULGARIAN RHODOPE MOUNTAIN REGION a teeny bit of history of the Kardjali (Kardzhali) Region of southern Bulgaria Eastern Rhodopes and a very romantic wedding day! Kardjali is situated to the east of the Rhodope mountain range of southern Bulgaria. The huge and superb Arda River runs throo Kardjali and into the Kardjali town centre reservoirs including Studen Klanedets, a deep cold well of a reservoir! Kardjali artifacts discovered that people lived in Kardjali since the Neolithic period and still plenty of archaeological excavations, including Perperikon, the tomb at Tatul of Orpheus, the stone wedding and more recently finds near Momchilgrad near Kardjali town. There is a local museum of history, well worthy of a visit on your stay in the Kardjali or Haskovo region. Thracians settled here as one of the most advanced of civilisations found so far, building sacturaries for their gods and creating artificial caves too. Many castles of stone and palaces, such as Perperikon, are still awaiting discovery in the dense pine forests, hiding these treasures for all time. The great Byzantine times also appear among many undiscovered artifacts in the Kardjali region and the name Kardjali, which is spelt in many different ways (Kardzhali being one of them) was mentioned in Ottoman documents, after the Ottomans conquered Kardjali in the 14th century. Although Kardjali today is not very well positioned, due to all the roads south still being blocked off, Kardjali once was a prime position for trade being on the northern Greek border with Komotini, Kavala
, Alexandropoli and close enough to Thessaloniki. 21st October marks the anniversary of its liberation by the Bulgarians in 1912. Since 1937 the 21st October has been heralded as a day of celebration.
Luvitsa shows you Bulgarian petsTHE BEASTS OF THE BALKANS!
Bulgarian Mosques Dams Rivers - Bulgarian Transport - Bulgarian TV at Archaeological Dig Site - Decorated Walls in a Park in Kardjali Town Centre Bulgaria THE TOMB @ TATUL - ARCHAEOLOGY @ PERPERIKON - THE CASTLE @ USTRA