Go and see the ‘Bulgarian Stonehenge’ with a visit to Beglik Tash. Just a short drive north of Primorsko, the ancient site was once used by Thracian tribes for rituals and religious ceremonies. After being rediscovered in 2003, you can now visit the site by taking a short 15 minute walk through the forest from the nearby car park.
Arriving at Beglik Tash, you’ll be greeted by unusual volcanic rock formations surrounded by trees. As you wander through the site, look out for the ancient fireplaces, stone houses and age-old carvings, taking your time as you walk around the unique structures. Along the way you’ll see a throne, an astronomical clock, and a marital bed, all made of stone.
To make the most of your visit, you can hire a guide at the entrance. On the tour, your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the history of this ancient site, including the fascinating rituals that once took place among the stones.
Beglik Tash is a quiet and peaceful place, so bring a picnic and relax before heading back to your car. If you have more time to spare, it’s worth taking a walk along one of two marked paths leading to the sea. When you arrive at the secluded cove, have a paddle in the clear blue waters before walking back.
On your visit to Beglik Tash, remember to take plenty of water and sunscreen with you. During the summer months the Bulgarian sun can be very strong, especially between midday and 3pm.