Karakachani festival in Sliven

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Bulgaria

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The fair Karakachans is held every year in Sliven "Karandila" in the mountains- the last Saturday and Sunday of August.The fair is one of the already traditional events organized by the Federation of Cultural and Educational Societies Karakachans in Bulgaria.
All who boarded the Karandila be matched by traditional huts built on ethnicity. Dance groups from Bulgaria and Greece showed Karakachan traditional songs, dances and customs. Around 25,000 Karakachans live in Bulgaria, between 6 and 7 thousand of them - in the region of Sliven. 20 are cultural and educational societies in the country.Karakachans (gr. Σαρακατσάνος- sarakatsanos) were Greek- speaking nomadic shepherds who live mainly in the mountains Pindos, Greece and Eastern Stara Planina, Bulgaria. Karakachans have mostly Greek national consciousness. Part of living in Bulgaria consider themselves Bulgarians. Karakachans speak an archaic dialect of Greek and Eastern Orthodox Christians.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport with the chair lift
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Overnights


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide