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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

In the beloved Hisarya in September – some wonderful ideas for routes around

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

September is here.


Hisaria in September - the main gate of ancient Diocletianopolis and three colorful benches with blooming flowers

The sun bathes the charming Hisar parks - "Momina Banya", "Orfeev Dol" and "Momina Salza".



Everywhere is still green, but the autumn fairies have come and here and there have begun to replace the green summer change of trees and bushes with autumn.



And I'm riding my bike, I don't stop taking pictures and quietly humming a cheerful tune!



The most beloved Hisarya is magnificent as in every season, but right now - on the border between hot summer and colorful autumn, it is especially attractive and greets me with:


Welcome!



Blooming in pink and violet Indian lilacs make my day even more colorful, even more smiling and incredibly cheerful!



I had no idea how these colors perfectly topped with cheerful and so colorful ostriches and pink flamingo could make you feel so good!



With my faithful bicycle, everything is somehow even easier, sunnier, more musical and smiling!


And why not offer you some fantastic route ideas?!


Great suggestion, isn't it!


In this way, each of you will be able to enjoy the sights of this wonderful city in an incomparable way!



And your stay in the most beloved Hisarya will become an unforgettable and impressive experience!


The route ideas presented here are completely diverse so that people of all ages can benefit from them - young families with small children, couples in love, good and faithful friends, young at heart but with silver in the hair heroes or otherwise in other words - all lovers of peace, quiet and walks among immense wonders and bits of history.



For each of the routes, you will find detailed information - type of route, total length and duration, suitable equipment, age restrictions, which sights it passes through and during which season what natural sights to marvel at.



Here they are:



The flags of the municipality of Hisarya and the Republic of Bulgaria are hoisted in the center of the city of Hisarya, Bulgaria

This is the beloved Hisarya in September!


How to get to the city of Hisarya?

Hisarya is a city in southern Bulgaria. It is located in the Plovdiv district and is the administrative center of the Hisarya municipality.


The town of Hisarya is located in the central part of Bulgaria, under the southern slopes of Sredna Gora, 346 meters above sea level. It is located about 25 kilometers south (about 27 minutes by car) from the town of Karlovo.


The relief is shaped by the smooth transition from the slopes of Sredna Gora to the Upper Thracian plain.


The climate is transitional-continental with warm and mild winters. Snow cover lasts an average of 27 days a year. Spring is early and relatively warm, summer is characterized by high temperatures (July and August), low humidity and light winds. Autumn is sunny, warm and long. Strong and stormy winds are rare, which is very favorable for the winter season.


There are no air pollutants in the area of the city of Hisarya.


Hisarya stands at:

  • 176 kilometers (about 2 hours and 5 minutes by car) from the capital

  • 45 kilometers (about an hour by car) from the city of Plovdiv

  • 394 kilometers (about 4 hours and 38 minutes by car) from the city of Varna

  • 278 kilometers (about 2 hours and 43 minutes by car) from the city of Burgas




What can be visited nearby?

Only 15 kilometers east of the city of Hisarya (about 16 minutes by car) you will find the city of Banya - a source of health and beauty.


City of Banya, Karlovo
Bath - a source of health and beauty

In the city of Banya, you can visit the Royal Palace.


The royal palace in the city of Banya, Karlovo
The royal palace in Banya, Karlovo

And also to enjoy a charming bath walk while thousands of red roses bloom around.


A blooming red rosebush in the town of Banya, Karlovo
A blooming red rosebush in the town of Banya, Karlovo

12 kilometers east of the town of Banya (about 18 minutes by car) is the charming Domlyan Reservoir, which is a great idea for a walk in any season.


Domlyan Dam
Domlyan Dam

Uniquely beautiful rose bushes bloom in the village of Domlyan, which you can explore.


Blooming red rose
Blooming red rose

Just 16 kilometers southeast of the village of Domlyan (about 23 minutes by car) you will find the Svezhen Architectural-Historical Reserve.


In the village of Svezhen, you can visit the church "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".


Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen
Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen

You can visit the ruins of the old church "St. George", near which foundations have been discovered - remains of cells plastered with mud plaster on the walls, which are supposed to have been inhabited at the time by the scribes-calligraphers of the Adjarian literary school.


The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen
The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen

Only about 26 kilometers from the village of Svezhen (about 39 minutes by car) you can explore Kutela.


Kutela in Sarnena Sredna Gora
Kutela in Sarnena Sredna Gora

Quite nearby is also the natural landmark "Hornbeam tree".


Natural landmark "Kichest Gabar" near the village of Turia
Natural landmark "Kichest Gabar" near the village of Turia

The village of Turia is located 8 kilometers north of the natural landmark "Kichest Gabar" (about 9 minutes by car).


In the village of Turia, you can visit the birthplace of Chudomir.


Chudomir's native house in the village of Turia
Chudomir's native house in the village of Turia

On the square in front of Chudomir's home, you can see a monument to the Chetnik Tsanko Minkov Dechev, born in Turia Botev - Komitata.


Monument in the center of Turia village to Tsanko Minkov Dechev - Komitata
Monument in the center of Turia village to Tsanko Minkov Dechev - Komitata

In the village of Turia, you can cross an authentic Roman bridge "Skoka".


Authentic Roman bridge "Skoka" in the village of Turia
Authentic Roman bridge "Skoka" in the village of Turia

4 kilometers northeast of the village of Turia (about 7 minutes by car) is the town of Pavel Banya - hot mineral springs and the aroma of roses.


The carved elm of Pavel Banya
The carved elm of Pavel Banya

3 kilometers east of the city of Pavel Banya (about 40 minutes by car) you will find

the village of Viden.


The proud ruins of the wonderful church "St. Anastasius" still stand near the village.


The ruins of the church "St. Anastasius" near the village of Viden
The ruins of the church "St. Anastasius" near the village of Viden

Just 25 kilometers north of the town of Hisarya (about 27 minutes by car) you will find the town of Karlovo.

In Karlovo, I recommend taking a walk to the Ethnographic Complex "Old Karlovo".



It includes five houses - monuments of culture with remarkable cultural value. These are:



Each of the houses gives rise to its own unique message, which directs the guest in different directions, provokes desires and memories in him, makes him dream.


The integrity of the architectural ensemble is unique and inimitable, and every visitor could feel that great revival spirit that still roams the narrow cobbled streets of "Old Karlovo".


Ethnographic complex "Old Karlovo" is site number 44b of the 100 national tourist sites.


In Karlovo, I recommend taking a walk to the beautiful Suchurum waterfall.


Suchurum waterfall in Karlovo
Suchurum waterfall in Karlovo

Only 5 kilometers west of the town of Karlovo (about 6 minutes by car) is the town of Sopot.

In Sopot, you must visit the "Ivan Vazov" house-museum.


House-museum "Ivan Vazov" in the city of Sopot
House-museum "Ivan Vazov" in the city of Sopot

In Sopot you can visit the charming Sopot waterfalls.


Sopot waterfall on the Manastirska river
Sopot waterfall on the Manastirska river

33 kilometers west of the town of Karlovo (about 34 minutes by car) you will find the historic town of Klisura.


Inscription "I love Klisura" near the town of Klisura
View of Klisura from the "Borimechka" monument

Only 55 kilometers from the city of Karlovo (about 53 minutes by car) is the city of Kazanlak.


In Kazanlak, you can visit the rose museum.


Rose Museum in the city of Kazanlak
Rose Museum in the city of Kazanlak

After viewing the museum's rich exposition, I suggest you take a relaxing walk through the wonderful alleys of Rosarium Park in the city of Kazanlak.


Park "Rosarium" in the city of Kazanlak
Park "Rosarium" in the city of Kazanlak

In Kazanlak, I suggest you also visit the "St. Ilia" church, also known as the Kulen church.


Saint Elijah Church in the city of Kazanlak, known as the Kulenska Church
Saint Elijah Church in the city of Kazanlak, known as the Kulenska Church

Only 5 kilometers south of the city of Kazanlak (about 8 minutes by car) is the village of Buzovgrad, from where the wonderful eco-trail adventure "Path through the Ages" begins.


Ecopath "Path through the ages: natural landmark Megalith
Ecopath "Path through the ages: natural landmark Megalith

And as a finale, my dear friends,

you shouldn't miss a look

the special album with photo moments –

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