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Rhodope Mountains: Mysteries in the Orpheus lands provided by Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Rhodope Mountains: Mysteries in the Orpheus lands

Rhodope Mountains: Mysteries in the Orpheus lands
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About
The legend of the Rhodopes was told by the Thracians to Herodotus, the father of history, and he recorded it. It tells the story of the mystical king Hemus, who loved his wife Rhodope so much that he called her by the name of the deity Hera. She, in turn, called him Zeus. In their love game, they unconsciously mocked the gods. Understanding, Zeus decided to punish them. He turned the sinners into mountains that were forever separated by miles. Love like a flower, torn off forever … but not dead, because their memory remains eternal! This is a tour for hikers, who love nature, culture, and history. Rhodope mountains are the widest one in Bulgaria, hiding archeological sites and pretty villages. Come in the mountain of love!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The fame of the musician Orpheus spread over the territories of Thrace and Greece. On his wedding day, his wife Eurydice was bitten by a snake and died. He embarked on a long journey to the Underworld, the kingdom of Hades, to save his beloved and bring her back to the world of the living. With his sad songs, he captured not only Hades but also his wife Persephone, who asked the king to make an exception. The king of the dead agreed on one condition – Orpheus must not turn to see Eurydice while they were within his kingdom. The singer broke the stipulation – he wanted to make sure Eurydice was following him, he wanted to see her face – the next moment her shadow disappeared. Orpheus was left alone in the world of the living. With his music and poems, Orpheus became a reformer for his time, creating a doctrine. The Orpheus Mysteries competed with the Dionysus. Тoday the Rhodopes are an attractive place for archaeologists, adventurers, poets, wine lovers, people looking for love, and harmony of nature. If you like hiking, exploring legends, and new cultures, the Rhodope mountains are waiting at you!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The fame of the musician Orpheus spread over the territories of Thrace and Greece. On his wedding day, his wife Eurydice was bitten by a snake and died. He embarked on a long journey to the Underworld, the kingdom of Hades, to save his beloved and bring her back to the world of the living. With his sad songs, he captured not only Hades but also his wife Persephone, who asked the king to make an exception. The king of the dead agreed on one condition – Orpheus must not turn to see Eurydice while they were within his kingdom. The singer broke the stipulation – he wanted to make sure Eurydice was following him, he wanted to see her face – the next moment her shadow disappeared. Orpheus was left alone in the world of the living. With his music and poems, Orpheus became a reformer for his time, creating a doctrine. The Orpheus Mysteries competed with the Dionysus. Тoday the Rhodopes are an attractive place for archaeologists, adventurers, poets, wine lovers, people looking for love, and harmony of nature. If you like hiking, exploring legends, and new cultures, the Rhodope mountains are waiting at you!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 91433P31
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Professional guide
  • Tickets for the museums
  • Wine degustation
  • Breakfast and diner for the 4 days
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Vrazdebna, ul. "Batareya" 77А, 1839 Махала Батареята, Враждебна, Bulgaria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Professional guide
  • Tickets for the museums
  • Wine degustation
  • Breakfast and diner for the 4 days
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Extra food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Vrazdebna, ul. "Batareya" 77А, 1839 Махала Батареята, Враждебна, Bulgaria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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