Welcome to Troyan


Modern Troyan has a grand communist-era square, and wood-beamed houses leaning over the Beli Osâm River. Though major attractions are few, it's an agreeable place in which to pause on the way to Troyan Monastery (which actually stands south of Oreshak village, 5km east of Troyan), or as a way station between prettier Karlovo and Lovech.


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$110.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Birdwatching and cultural heritage tour from Varna

This one day guided tour will take you to the west of Varna, to explore a region with exceptional natural beauty, which is at the same time very rich in archaeological and historical monuments, testifying to the cultural heritage of these lands throughout the ages. We will pick you up from your accommodation/hotel in Varna at 8 AM. In about an hour drive we will reach our first destination, the Madara Archaeological Reserve, featuring a rock relief sculpture from the dawn of the Bulgarian state back in the 8th century. Because of its uniqueness the Madara Horseman relief is included in the list of the UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.Having spent about an hour at Madara, we will continue our trip to the town of Shumen. There we’ll visit the Shumen fortress located on a high plateau 2 km from the town and dated as far back as the Troyan war (about 13 c BC). Shumen Fortress (the Old Town) is the most significant historical and archaeological site on the territory of the nature park. It is a sophisticated complex of residential, religious, and fortification buildings. Today Shumen Fortress is a well-researched, preserved, and partially restored historical and archaeological reserve.The plateau itself was declared a nature park in 1980 with the aim of preserving its valuable flora and fauna species, its tableland landscape and its tourist spots and places for rest. Shumen Plateau Park abounds in unique natural formations such as attractive surface and underground karst caves. There are also caverns, sinkholes, picturesque valley formations shaped as small canyons and inaccessible rock rims, etc.We’ll have, of course, a walk in the old part of the town, where we’ll have our lunch. On our back way to Varna, we will visit the Ovech fortress – another picturesque site with a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia. Depending on the preferences of the group, we may visit also The Saltworks of Provadia – an ancient town believed by archaeologists to be the oldest town in Europe. It has been the site of a salt production facility approximately six millennia ago.

$110.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Birdwatching and cultural heritage tour from Varna

This one day guided tour will take you to the west of Varna, to explore a region with exceptional natural beauty, which is at the same time very rich in archaeological and historical monuments, testifying to the cultural heritage of these lands throughout the ages. We will pick you up from your accommodation/hotel in Varna at 8 AM. In about an hour drive we will reach our first destination, the Madara Archaeological Reserve, featuring a rock relief sculpture from the dawn of the Bulgarian state back in the 8th century. Because of its uniqueness the Madara Horseman relief is included in the list of the UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.Having spent about an hour at Madara, we will continue our trip to the town of Shumen. There we’ll visit the Shumen fortress located on a high plateau 2 km from the town and dated as far back as the Troyan war (about 13 c BC). Shumen Fortress (the Old Town) is the most significant historical and archaeological site on the territory of the nature park. It is a sophisticated complex of residential, religious, and fortification buildings. Today Shumen Fortress is a well-researched, preserved, and partially restored historical and archaeological reserve.The plateau itself was declared a nature park in 1980 with the aim of preserving its valuable flora and fauna species, its tableland landscape and its tourist spots and places for rest. Shumen Plateau Park abounds in unique natural formations such as attractive surface and underground karst caves. There are also ponors, sinkholes, picturesque valley formations shaped as small canyons and inaccessible rock rims, etc.We’ll have, of course, a walk in the old part of the town, where we’ll have our lunch. On our back way to Varna, we will visit the Ovech fortress – another picturesque site with a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia. Depending on the preferences of the group, we may visit also The Saltworks of Provadia – an ancient town believed by archaeologists to be the oldest town in Europe. It has been the site of a salt production facility approximately six millennia ago.

$172.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Troy Tour: Troyan horse, Helen of Troy, Cultural strata of Troy

The land lies between the Dardanelles, sea of Marmara and Edremit bay. It was called Troas or Troad in ancient times. The present location is known as Hisarlik. It was the place of the Troyan war described in the Greek cycle Iliad. The myth says Troyan war was caused because Troyan prince Paris stole Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.The Wooden Horse-At the entrance of the ruins was built 1975. The myth says that horse was used as a war trick. The Troyans took it inside as a gift from Spartans, without knowing soldiers were in it.Cultural Strata:Troy I(3000-2500 B.C.)Troy II(2500-2300 B.C.)Troy III,IV,V(2300-1700 B.C)Troy VI(1700-1250 B.C.)Troy VIIa(1250-1180 B.C.)Troy VIIb(1180-1000 B.C.)Troy VIII(1000-85 B.C.)Troy IX(85 B.C.-400 or 600 A.D.)

$318.58 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Night 2 Days Troy & Gallipoli Tour: Troyan horse, Helen of Troy, Cultural Strata Of Troy, Helles and Anzac Sectors

Day 1 TroyDeparture from Istanbul early in the morning. Breakfast on the way. Lunch in Eceabat. Visiting ancient city of Troy, cultural strata of Troy. After tour departure for Eceabat. Overnight in Eceabat.The lands lies between the Dardanelles, sea of Marmara,Edremit Bay. It was called Troas or Troad in ancient times. The present location is known as Hisarlık. It was place of the Troyan war described in the Greek cycle Iliad. The myth says Troyan war was caused because Troyan prince Paris stole Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.The Wooden Horse-At the entrance of the ruins was built in 1975. The myth says that horse was used as a war trick. The Troyans took it inside as a gift from Spartans, without knowing soldiers were in it.Cultural Strata:Troy I(3000-2500 B.C.)Troy II(2500-2300 B.C)Troy III,IV,V(2300-1700 B.C.)Troy VI(1700-1250 B.C.)Troy VIIa(1250-1180 B.C.)Troy VIIb(1180-1000 B.C.)Troy VIII(1000-85 B.C.)Troy IX(85 B.C.-400 or 600A.D.)Day 2 GallipoliBreakfast. Drive to Canakkale. Visit Gallipoli South (Helles) Sector. Lunch. Gallipoli North (Anzac) Sector. Back to Istanbul.The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the Europian part of Turkey, with the Aegean sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. Canakkale war was a campaign of World War I in the Ottoman Empire between 25.april 1915. to january 1916. Russia’s allies Britain and France launched a naval attack, with the aim of capturing Constantinople (Istanbul). The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during war. The war formed the basis for the Turkish war of indepedence and the declaration of the Republic of Turkey 8 years later under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was commander at Gallipoli.A tale of heroism Corporal Seyit-Corporal Seyit interred in the Rumeli Mecidiye Cemetery, virtually changed the course of the war single-handedly. He lifted the 275 kg shell,placed it in the gun and fired.