The Region

Enjoy the hospitality of the Rhodope Mountains

Smolyan and The Area

A museum with ancient artefacts and beautiful galleries take place in the centre of Smolyan. Nearby, the Rhodope Drama Theatre regularly hosts plays from all genres. Not less interesting is the most successful Bulgarian planetarium, located next to the hotel. 

Smolyan Planetarium

Do not miss to visit the Planetarium in Smolyan. Annually updated programs will give you a pleasant and educational cosmic experience. See more at www.planetarium-sm.org.

Regional History Museum “Stoyu Shishkov”

Visit the Regional History Museum Smolyan. We promise you will return from there charmed and impressed by the Bulgarian history and culture. Check out the current museum exhibitions at www.museumsmolyan.eu

Church of Saint Vissarion of Smolyan

The second largest Orthodox temple in Bulgaria is also home to the Youth Orthodox Center "Pure Hearts". Let us light a candle and pray its flame bring us closer to the Creator, to bow before Him and the majesty of the Rhodope Mountains.

Eco-trail “The Waterfalls Canyon”

The path will guide you along the canyon in the "Soskovcheto" Reserve. The walking time for non-intense walkers should be around 4 hours.

Smolyan Lakes

Smolyan lakes are a group of lakes located in Bukova Mountain in the Western Rhodopes, under the Orpheus rocks and Snezhanka peak. The area is suitable for walks around the beautiful nature of the Rhodopes.

“Kaleto” Fortress, Smolyan

Late Antiquity and Byzantine fortress "Kaleto" in the area of Turluka is located 5 km from Pamporovo.

One Day Trips

"INITIATION INTO THE THRACIAN SACREMENTS"

Itinerary: Smolyan - Tatul - Perperikon - Smolyan

Feel the magic of the Pagan sanctuary Tatul, dated IV century B.C., where sacrifices to ancient Thracian idols are made. Walk on the routes of Perperikon - archeological complex including important megalithic sanctuary, sacred town and a fortress. This site is supposed to be the famous in ancient history temple of Dionysus, where wine and fire revealed to Thracian tribe bessi crucial prophecies. Possibility for lunch in Kardzhali.

"ON ZIG-ZAG IN ARDA RIVER COURSE"

Itinerary: Smolyan - Uhlovitsa cave - Agushevi konatsi - Arda - Smolyan

Follow the curves of Arda river which will uncover a variety of sceneries and emotions. Lovers of the underground beauty of the caves will enjoy after 15 min. of ascent the cave Uhlovitsa, kept inside a magical snow-white calcium waterfall. Those who have sense of traditions will discover Agushevi konatsi - architectural masterpiece from mid XIX century. Free time for personal discovery of Mogilitsa and Arda villages is envisaged. Most motivated can enjoy splendid bucolic views during a walk in the neighborhoods. Possibility for lunch in Arda village.

"MAJESTIC CLIFTS AND MISTERIOUS CAVES"

Itinerary: Smolyan - Trigrad gorge - Yagodina cave - Smolyan

One day dedicated to contemplation of under - and overground wonders! A lane leads us through the majestic Trigrad gorge to the entrance of Devil’s throat cave where according to the legend Orpheus descent to look for his beloved Eurydice. More emotions are expecting you when crossing the narrow, but splendid Bouinovo gorge which leads us to Yagodinska cave - a very different experience from the previous cave - various forms and even cave pearls! And finally - short stroll in Yagodina village and free time. Possobility for lunch in Yagodina or Trigrad village.

"KEEPERS OF ARCHITECTURAL TRADITIONS"

Itinerary: Smolyan - Zlatograd - Smolyan

Go back to the roots of Bulgarian traditional architecture streaming from the small workshops in Ethnographic complex Zlatograd. Relax having a coffee made on sand and melt into the revival atmosphere. Possibility for lunch in Zlatograd.