Caunians are aboriginals

“In their customs, however, they differ greatty from the Carians, and not only so, but from any other men.”

The Caunians, in my judgment, are aboriginals; but by their own account they came from Crete. İn their language, either they have approximated to the Carians, or the Carians to them- on this point I cannot speak with certainty. İn their customs, however, they differ greatly from the Carians, and not only so, but from any other men. They think it a most honorable practice for friends or persons of the same age, whether they be men, women, or children, to meet together in large companies, for the purpose of drinking wine. Again, on one occasion they determined that they would no longer make use of the foreign temples which had been long established among them, but would worship their own old ancestral gods alone.

Then their whole youth took arms, and striking the air with their spears, marched to the Calyndic frontier, declaring that they were driving out

Kul Yusuf Mausoleum

On the way back from the festival, the rain turns into hail for a short time. Pamuk Mountain is surrounded by fog. Then the somewhat clarifies and the clouds are removed and the foggy sun appears again. We are proceeding towards Kul Yusuf Mausoleum.

The mausoleum is located within a graveyard, which has been totally destroyed, located in 11 kilometers north of Igdir, in the west of Cakirtas Village. From the scripture, carved in Arabic in a rectangular frame over the gate of the mausoleum, it is understood that it was constructed for a person named Kul Yusuf in 890 A.H. and 1485 A.D.

Treasure hunters, wild lilies

Other than the places we travel for two days, we see incidents, which attract our attention and -makes- us think. The most interesting of these, is that we face the same question, wherever we go: “Is there any gold?

If there is, let us know…” This is their first question when they see a “foreigner” in the region (they also call te

Ascension to Korhan Plateau

We depart for Korhan Plateau. The reason for Agri Mountain festival is the provision of recovery of this region as a touristic resort. Korhan Plateau, which has an average altitude of 2,000 meters, is located in the northeast ridges. Until 1860s,

Korhan Plateau is an important settlement area of Igdir. Following the earthquake in 1860, 50,000 people living on the plateau descended to the plain and establish the city of Igdir. This plateau. which is covered by meadows, is used a meadow for the animals of the local people.

Old Armenian Church and Korhan Settlement

When we arrive at the old Armenian church, we see a wrecked structure. The fallen stones of the church still keep their integrity, yet they are not in a condition. allowing restoration. An information plaque must be placed and the stones must be protected from external factors. It is known that there was a settlement area in the vicinity of the church, which dates back to ancient ages. In the vicinity,

Balkan Tours 2020 2021

Balkan Peninsula has always been one of the attractive and mysterious destinations around the world. With Balkan Tours 2020 – 2021 you have the chance to breathe in the specific,  mysterious air on the Balkans. In addition, you can discover, enjoy and feel the modern and elite today and at the same time feel the mystic scent of history in the Balkan countries. These countries have the body of an old person but a very young and mature soul. Shortly, Balkan tours that you will experience in these geographical regions you will remember as your unique moment.

Here, briefly, you can learn some general characteristics of the countries involved in this Balkan entity.

Balkan Tours 2020 – 2021 “Greece”

“You should see the landscape of Greece. It would break your heart.”

Balkan Tours

Balkan tours – adventurous and relaxing journey

Balkan tours – reading books and watching films about Balkan countries is a good start. Thus you get some knowledge and a desire to see. This can make you dream about visiting these places and experiencing the culture. Balkan tours can be the door for an exciting, relaxing and adventurous journey through some of the most interesting places on the Balkans.

We are a tour operator based in Bulgaria. And one of the people who live on the Balkans. Believe us, it’s worth travelling around and learning more about the Balkan Peninsula. Even if you have already been to that mystique part of the world, you still have many things to discover and understand.

At first sight, the Balkans look like any other place on the world. But getting to know it better, travelling around, will take you deeper and deeper in its breathing, full of life organism. An organism composed of many cells like culture, hist

Ottoman Travel Bulgaria

Travel Ottoman Bulgaria to see, taste and feel a past not forgotten. No doubt it’s not forgotten. How could it be?! It’s 500 years of ‘common coexistence’. Coexistence not very peaceful most of the time. However, by far these are the most controversial times of Bulgarian history. These were the times when Bulgaria had its indisputable heroes.

”We are within time and time is within us, it changes us and we change it”

travel ottoman bulgaria vasil levski

Vasil Levski together with Hristo Botev and a lot other Bulgarians are our heroes. Heroes who fought for a

Nestinarstvo Bulgaria Tours

Wonder or strong belief

Is it a wonder or a strong belief? Do the nestinari (fire dancers) have special skills or energy? Where does this ritual come from? Why is it on UNESCO’s World Heritage List? These and may be different questions tease people’s imagination. Not only that of tourists’ but of Bulgarians as well. Nestinarstvo Bulgaria tours might have some of the answers: Do you want to try?!

There are many stories for where nestinarstvo originates from. The biggest group of supporters, though, believe that the fire dancing on live coals ritual comes from the Thracians. Why Thracians? The Thracian tribes worshipped their God Sun. Which is, when scattered in a circle the live coals symbolise exactly the Sun.

Like other rituals in Bulgaria, nestinarstvo has both Ch

Stoletov Bulgaria Tours

Stoletov Bulgaria tours to remember

‘And today, every time there’s a storm in the mountain,
The summit recalls this grim day and, recounting
The story, its echoing glory relays
From valley to valley, from age unto age!’ (Ivan Vazov)

Stoletov Bulgaria tours introduces a monument that stays proudly on a peak and reminds the Bulgarians of their glorious past. This monument is Shipka Monument and it is a symbol of the Russo-Turkish War. It speaks of the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. The war follows the April Uprising from April 1876. It broke out prematurely and was quickly put down. That didn’t the least discourage the Bulgarians who were, against their will, part of the Ottoman Empire for 500 years. On the contrary, that increased their desire for independence

Vitosha Bulgaria Private Tours

Vitosha Bulgaria private tours

Doesn’t Vitosha Bulgaria private tours sound like a flying carpet to you? One that likes to take you on an imaginary journey around the mountain Vitosha. This is the fourth highest mountain in Bulgaria after Rila, Pirin and Stara Planina (Old Mountain or the Balkan). The mountain is relatively young and it’s in close proximity to the capital of the country, Sofia. That makes the city unique because it is situated at the foot of the mountain. Not many places can be that lucky.

On the territory of Bulgaria there are 37 mountains. 36 of them are in the southern part of the country. There are biggest and highest, most beautiful and alpine mountains.

Vitosha mountain is one of these 37 mountains (Vitosha Bulgaria private tours), as well as the symbol of Sofia.

Borovets Bulgaria Tours

The comfort to be with family and friends

Borovets Bulgaria tours, Borovets – the closest to the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia and the biggest interntional mountain resort in the country. The resort is only 70 km away from Sofia which makes it a preferred place to relax and enjoy with friends and family.

What more can people who live in the capital ask for? On one hand, the big city with lots of opportunities and of course, lots of stress. On the other hand, the solution for a more relaxed life. After a busy day or week in the city a visit to the mountain, which is only 10 km away from Sofia, Vitosha can mean one thing only. A stress free escape f