Top things to do in Etâr

Top Choice Museum in Etâr

Etâr Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

If ambling down cobbled lanes with a stick of halva in hand sounds like an agreeable foray into Bulgaria's past, a day in Etâr will delight. Nearly 50 shops and workshops cluster along the lanes of this historic com…
Top Choice Monastery in Etâr

Sokolski Monastery

A sky-blue church, posing against forested valleys, is the centrepiece of this 1833 monastery. What began as a humble wooden church outside Sokola Cave (Falcon Cave) expanded into the outbuildings and well-preened g…
Bulgarian in Etâr

Mehana Etâr

Quieter than eateries upriver within the ethnographic museum, Mehana Etâr has affectionate service and shaded outdoor tables. There is an ample menu of Bulgarian fare, such as shish kebabs smoked on a barbecue and g…
Bulgarian in Etâr

Renaissance Tavern

Sure, its location within Etâr's historic complex is touristy, but if you want sausages smoked in the open air or heaving platefuls of shopska salad (cucumber, tomato and cheese) served on wooden tables outside, the…
Bulgarian in Etâr

Restaurant Stranopriemnitsa

Part of the Hotel Stranopriemnitsa, this hunting-lodge-style mehana has better decor than food, but its outdoor tables overlook a grassy, tree-lined spot.