The town of Panagyurishte is situated in a beautiful valley of the Sashtinska Sredna Gora, on elevation of 540 meters above the sea level. The town population is about 21 000 people.
The town region have been populated since antiquity, which is evident by more than 300 monuments found here – necropolises, settlements, fortresses, military camps and road construction installations.
An unmatched monument of the Thracian Age is the renowned Panagyurishte Golden Treasure. It was found in the locality of Merul by Panagyurishte on 08 December 1949 by three brothers – Pavel, Petko and Mihail Deykovi. It consists of 9 golden vessels with total weight of 6.164 kg and dates back to the 5th – 4th century BC. The treasure made by gold is a cult set, consisting of a phial, an amphora and rhytons. Scenes of the Thracian – Greek Pantheon are presented on the external. Nowadays the original can be seen in the National History Museum in Sofia.
This is an example program, that can be modified according to your desires.
09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location in Sofia
10:30 am – Arrival at the city of Panaguyrishte. Guided tour.
01:00 pm – Lunch in a restaurant
02:00 pm – Free time in Panaguyrishte
03:30 pm – Departing to Sofia
05:00 pm – Arrival in Sofia at location of your choice.
You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as well as raincoat and long pants.