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Perperikon, Kardzhali

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The ancient Thracian city of Perperikon (also Perpericum; Bulgarian: Перперикон, Greek: Περπερικόν) is located in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of the present-day town of Kardzhali, Bulgaria on a 470 m high rocky hill, which is thought to have been a sacred place. The village of Gorna krepost ("Upper Fortress") is located at the foot of the hill and the gold-bearing Perpereshka River flows nearby. Perperikon is the largest megalith ensemble site in the Balkans.

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  • This is a great place where you can see archaeological evidence from 4 different cultural periods and civilizations. The tickets are really reasonably priced and you can easily spend 2 hours there...  more »
  • Stunning stones, interesting history and awesome view from the top of the hill. There is a road which leads to the top. It’s not a hard road. I recommend you to visit it. 2 hours minimum are needed...  more »
  • There are archaeological diggings taking place and the maps they sell you at the stalls are inadequate - you will probably be better off booking a lecture. At the middle stall is an archaeologist...  more »

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