Rhodope Mountain Villages - Day Trip from Plovdiv with Traditional Lunch
Visiting Plovdiv, Bulgaria? Don't miss out on experiencing authentic Rhodope Mountain villages.
Only 40 kilometers from Plovdiv, you enter a completely different world. Transported back in time to a mountain village that is as authentic as it was 200 years ago, you go on a leisurely stroll through little passages connecting the stone-roofed houses, zigzagging up and down the hills of one of the most picturesque villages in the Rhodope Mountians - Kosovo.
There are only 7 permanent residents living in the village throughout the year, and if one happens to stumble upon them, they will surely greet you with famous Rhodopian hospitality.
Inevitably, your pace slows. Even the village pub (kruchma) reminds you that life flows differently here. The name above the pub door reads "Carefree Life," a life built around only the essentials: food, shelter and community.
We are still not sure whether is it the fresh air, or the pure soil and water here, but something makes the food so delicious, and you feel like all your senses have awakened to experience this small Bulgarian village in the Rhodope Mountains.
Our hosts from Kosovo Houses have a story to tell, how after more than 20 years working in Venezuela they returned to their native Bulgaria and made this small village their home. "We fell in love with the village," they say smiling while asking if you would like to try kachamak, a traditional Bulgarian dish made from cornmeal, feta cheese, butter and paprika, or perhaps you would like another glass of Mavrud wine...There is no rush, we've come here to enjoy.
Private day tour to Kosovo village from Plovdiv with traditional lunch.
We run this tour year round. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to request a booking.
Departure and Return Point:
We pick you up and drop you off at your location in Plovdiv.
What is Included?
All transportation cost including car/van, fuel, VAT, parking fees.
Local English | Spanish-speaking guide(s).
Private passenger van or car depending on the group size.
Starting from 37 euros per person. Minimum group size 4 persons.
Duration, Difficulty and Elevation plot:
Tour duration time: about 3 hours.
Difficulty Level: Low, easy access by car. Some steep ascents and walking on cobbled streets.
Traditional lunch is included. The menu varies according to the season and more information will be provided at the time of your booking. You will have authentic Rhodope Mountain food and dishes that are traditional to the area--served only in this part of the country.
What to Bring:
• Clothes and footwear suitable for hiking (ideally hiking boots). We recommend that you dress in layers and that your jacket, trousers and footwear are waterproof. In summertime, please consider wearing a hat and bringing along sunscreen. The sun is strong in the mountains!
• Water (at least 1 liter)
• Cash for personal use