Ruins of Eumolpias
Atanas Krastev House
This was where local painter and conservationist Atanas Krastev lived until his death in 2003. His self-portraits and personal...
This intriguing museum houses 40,000 exhibits, including folk costumes and musical instruments, jewellery and traditional craftworks...
Once owned by Luka Balabanov, a wealthy 19th-century merchant, the Balabanov House was completely rebuilt in 1980 according to the...
Restaurant Rahat Tepe
Way up in the old town, the outdoors Rahat Tepe serves simple meals such as salads, beef kebabs and fried fish.
ul Dr Chomakov · interesting places nearby
Ruins of Eumolpias information
Some 203m high in the old town, a hill contains the sparse ruins of Eumolpias, a Thracian settlement in 5000 BC. The fortress and surrounding town enjoyed a strategic position, later bolstered by Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgarians and Turks, who named it Nebet Tepe (Prayer Hill).
While the remaining rubble is rather formless, the site does offer great views. Get there from ul Dr Chomakov (the continuation of ul Sâborna). Partially restored remains of a 13th-century reservoir are also here.