Taste of Balkan Tour
Private Balkan tours start… 310 km, 4 hour drive (Bulgaria – Greece) Taste of Balkan tour is our suggestion as a private Balkan tour. As a tour operator in Bulgaria, we start private Balkan tour from Bulgaria, Sofia. It’s a short version of Balkan tours and just an idea for nice Balkan holidays. Respectively, the tour covers three countries – Bulgaria, Greece and Macedonia, and doesn’t pretend to be a detailed one. The first place we will visit in Bulgaria is Rupite.
In the morning we start private Balkan tours and we leave Sofia for Rupitе. This is the place where Baba Vanga (Grandmother Vanga – one of the most famous prophets of the world) had received people for almost 25 years before she passed away. Rupite is a sacred place, which the forces from above suggested to her.
When Vanga was asked why she chose this site to spend the rest of her life and to build the temple she said mysteriously: “I have my time here. This site is very special. I use it like an accumulator and it gives me energy and power. A terrible fire burned there in the past and a great secret is hidden in the ridge above us.” Many more secrets are hidden in Bulgaria. In order to discover them, you need to choose at least one of the private tours in Bulgaria. You should let yourselves become part of that inspiring place as well.
Baba Vanga chose Rupite for its special power. The place is special but more special is Baba Vanga. Here is her message to the Bulgarian people before she dies: ‘I am ill and soon I will leave you. Make sure, when I’m gone, not to fight with one another, spy on one another, to make peace between yourselves without my help. Do not envy each other! Help each other, work together! God will give everybody according to their deeds.’ This is a short visit but one that can make you hear the pulsing Bulgarian heart.
Following a lunch break, your private Balkan tours proceeds to Thessaloniki, Greece. Then we pass the border and we arrive in Thessaloniki. The name of the city comes from Alexander the Great’s half-sister. Cassander of Macedon founded the city in 315 BC. Thessaloniki is also Greece’s 2nd major and full of optimism, economic, industrial, commercial and political centre.
It is mostly walkable and its centre is dotted with historic sights. Thessaloniki is in many senses similar to Izmir, Turkey. Thessaloniki is also the only city in Greece that has ministry building (Ministry of Macedonia) outside of capitol, too. In Thessaloniki we will visit Ataturk’s house (the founder of the Republic of Turkey), the White Tower, St. Dimitrios Cathedral, the Statue of Alexander the Great. We will also visit Venezelo and Constantine statues, Vardar, Eleftherios, Macedonia and Aristotle Squares.