Plovdiv Bachkovo Monastery and Assens Fortress Day Trip from Sofia
Only one day will make it possible to visit three of the most important landmarks in Bulgaria – the Old Town of Plovdiv (1,5 hour drive from Sofia along the motorway), Bachkovo Monastery and Assen’s Fortress.
In Plovdiv’s Old Town you will find houses from the Revival period, ancient churches and Roman ruins, among which the most impressive is the amphitheater. The art galleries, the small antique shops and cosy restaurants complement perfectly the artistic atmosphere of its cobblestone streets.
Bachkovo Monastery is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria famous for its 17th c. wall paintings, while the unique two-storey church in Assens Fortress was built in 13th c.