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Mezek – Ivaylovgrad route

Starting point: At the tour operator's proposal

Route: Mezek village - Siva river village - Malko gradishte village - Dabovets village - Kamilski dol village - Lambhuh village - Huhla village - Ivaylovgrad

Endpoint: Upon preposition of the tour operator

Program:
9.30 am Arriving in front of Katarzyna Estate Winery (GPS 41.74669, 26.13939)
9.30 am – 10.15 am Tour of the Winery, wine tasting and buying wine
10.15 am – 10.45 am Tour of the Medieval fortress Mezek (GPS 41.73494, 26.08008)
10.45 am – 11.30 am Visit to Mezek Winery (GPS 41.73687, 26.08969), tour of the Winery, wine tasting and buying wine
11.30 am – 12.30 am Tour of the Thracian domed tomb (GPS 41.73518, 26.10178)
12.30 am – 1.30 pm Traveling to Ivaylovgrad
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch in hotel-restaurant St.St. Constantine and Elena (GPS 41.52213, 26.11907)
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Tour of the Ancient Villa Armira (GPS 41.49914, 26.10649)
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm Visiting the Yamanyevs Winery (GPS 41.52674, 26.13106), wine tasting and buying wine
4.30 pm – 6.30 pm Visit to the "Traditional Culinary Heritage" Festival, in the central square of Ivaylovgrad (GPS 41.52669, 26.12427) - only during the first weekend of September
6.30 pm Departure from Ivaylovgrad

Villa Armira

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  • Location: Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Address: Ivaylovgrad, 1 Orphey Str. Tourist Information Center

Villa Armira was opened in 1964 during the construction of a dam, 1.5 km southwest of "Ludja" quarter in Ivaylovgrad.

The name comes from the nearby river Armira, a right tributary of the Arda river.

The suburban villa dates back to the I-IV century, the period of Roman rule in our lands. It is an impressive complex including a large courtyard surrounded by a covered colonnade and a pool in the middle.

Around it are living quarters.

The villa is richly decorated with mosaics, marble sculptures and tiling. Its construction began at the time of Emperor Adrian (117-138). It was destroyed at the time of the Gothic invasion in 378.

It is the most impressively decorated private house (palace) of the Roman era, discovered in the Bulgarian lands.

The villa was the center of a landowner, founded by a rich Thracian aristocratic family.

Coordinates:
Ivaylovgrad, 1 Orphey Str.
Tourist Information Center
+359 3661 60 39
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