Within a radius of 5 kilometers around Svilengrad, the word “no” means three things: in Bulgarian – “no”, in Greek – “yes”, and in Turkish – “what”. Cultures, influences, languages , and tastes mix in this region, ruled successively by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Svilengrad is located right next to where today meet the three state borders – Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey.
That is why our gastro tour “Wine, Sakar and Svilengrad Malebi – an unexpectedly good combination!” is a journey back into the past, among the depths of history, tastes and wine.
The world’s tallest statue of the Blessed Virgin with the Infant, the Alexander Tomb – one of the largest and most interesting discoveries of Bulgarian archeology with its unique artistic decoration and architecture, the Byzantine fortress Neutzikon, The Mezek Thracian tomb – the longest Thracian tomb in Bulgaria, the wine in Mezek, the Byzantine fortress Neuzetikon, Sheynovets peak, where the Balkan War began, the rock church in Mihalich, the tower in Matochina, and the legendary Svilengrad Malebi are the focus of our trip.