He said that another trend was for Bulgarians to go to resorts other than the bestknown ones in the Pirin, Rila and Rhodope mountains
Ovcharov has been excavating the Ancient Thracian rock city of Perperikon in the Rhodope Mountains
for the past few years, and his finds have increasingly proven that Perperikon (also known as Hyperperakion) used to be a crucial urban centre during the Middle Ages as well in the Byzantine Empire and the First and Second Bulgarian Empire, and not just in the Antiquity period.
TAKE the teens out of their comfort zone on a high-adrenaline holiday in Bulgaria's wild Rhodope Mountains
Bulgarian Winter Experience, Feb 13-20 An action-packed centre-based week in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains
. Staying in the village of Chepelare, which boasts the longest ski run in the country, holidaymakers can try downhill and cross-country skiing.
The Rhodope Mountains
, in their better part, were populated by a fanatic Muslim population.
Two sites were surveyed; the first was Nevrokopi, a small town in the Rhodope Mountains
near the Greek-Bulgarian border, and the second site included Pramanta, a small village in the Pindos Mountains, and Matsuki, a small village in northwestern Greece.
After a bumper brekkie of scrambled eggs and local hash - the meat variety of course - we set off on the five-minute bus ride to the ski lift for the journey high into the Rhodope mountains
The Kruchov Dol mine in the Madan District, Rhodope Mountains
, has been producing attractive, flattened quartz Japan-law twins.
The Rozhen National Folklore Fair is a major Bulgarian folklore fair held every four years on the meadows of the Rozhen area in Smolyan municipality, in the Rhodope Mountains
, Southern Bulgaria.
A team of more than 20 archaeologists that has been clearing vegetation on the eastern side of Assen's Fortress in Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains
has uncovered the remains of a medieval residential area adjoining the fortress.
SET in the heavily forested Rhodope Mountains
, Pamporovo is Bulgaria's friendliest resort.