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Largest Ancient Christian Church Discovered in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains

The newly discovered Early Christian Church in Thracian City of Perperikon in Southern Bulgaria. Photos: bTV

A Christian Church from the 5th century was recently discovered in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains during excavations of the ancient city of Perperikon. The Sega Daily reports that archaeologists have classified the new temple as an Early Byzantine Bishop’s Basilica (or church). This is the third Christian church that has beenRead More …


5 Favorite Spots in the Rhodope Mountains

Batak lake (dam) at sunrise, Rhodopes, Bulgaria.

There’s no denying that Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains, the mountain range in the country’s southeast, are stunning. But given the size of the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountain range—the beautiful landscape covers 5,689 square miles (that’s over 3.6 Million acres)—it can be hard to decide on exactly which landmarks to visit.


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