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Starosel Thracian Temple and Hissar Spa Resort Day Tour

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Starosel Thracian Temple and Hissar Spa Resort Day Tour

From US$ 65.20 per person

Discover Thracian temple-tombs that are more than 2,500 years olds near the village of Starosel. Visit the peaceful spa town of Hissar, famed for its hot mineral springs, significant Roman ruins, green parks and swimming pools.

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Duration 5 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • See the 2,500-year-old Thracian temple-graves, located near Starosel village
  • Visit the internationally renowned Hissar spa resort and explore the Roman ruins
  • Take in the exhibits at the archeological and historical museum in Hissar
Full description
In recent years archeologists made a sensational discovery near the village of Starosel in central Bulgaria. They uncovered the enormous temple-grave of what is believed to be a Thracian ruler, possibly Sitalkes I, the first king of a combined Thracian empire. On this 5-hour trip you’ll stop first to visit the temple and then continue on to Hissar, a small resort town noted for its hot mineral springs. Located near the Sredna Gora mountain range, it boasts a very mild climate and over 2 dozen mineral springs. The Starosel temple dates to the 4th or 5th century B.C. This impressive site is also known as the Starosel Thracian Cult Complex, as several tombs were discovered around the central temple. Hissar is one of the 3 international spa resorts in Bulgaria, and is also known for its Roman ruins. The ruins are visible everywhere, and include public buildings, a small amphitheater, the barracks of the Roman garrison and the best-preserved Roman fortress in the country. Take a walk in the town’s green parks and pass mineral hot springs, fountains and ruins.
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel or other address in Plovdiv
  • Starosel admission fee (EUR 1.50)
  • Hissar Museum admission fee (EUR 0.50)
  • Swimming pool admission fee
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Admission to the Starosel Thracian Temple, Hissar museum, and swimming pool are not included
  • Food and drinks are not included
  • Tips are not included in the ticket
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October 16, 2017

Thracian temple-tombs and hot mineral spring resort day tour.

Family friendly day tour. Interesting combination of activities. Great young guide who was very attentive to our needs.

June 10, 2018

Muy bien

July 13, 2018

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