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Exploring St John of Rila and Bulgaria

St John of Rila

We live in a beautiful place, we have lakes and mountains and the UNESCO heritage site Rila Monastery, dating from the 10th century, is a mere 28 km up the Rila mountain from Blagoevgrad. It is still a working monastery.

The vineyards and wineries are an easy drive from the site. Read more about the wines of Bulgaria

Why you must visit Bulgaria!

First and foremost it is a beautiful country steeped in history; you might choose to visit the Roman Theatre in Plovdiv which dates back to 98-117 AD or the musuem town of Koprivshtitsa. The food is delicious, the people hospitable, the events spectacular!


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