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ILINDEN FEST AND BAGPIPE PLAYING CONTEST - GELA AND SHIROKA LAKA
THE SPIRIT OF MAGIC RHODOPES
Once again, next to the magical village of Gela in the Rhodope Mountains, the great national bagpipe playing contest will be organized. This year, as usual, it will coincide with the traditional Ilinden Fest of the local kins that will take place on the lawns surrounding the „St. Ilia” chapel located near the village. This festival dates back for centuries. People gather and take their place according to the kin. Every kin has its own tree. A compulsory tradition for this day is to roast meat on a spit - cheverme, the traditional Rhodope meal that is shared with the neighbouring kins. There is a unique fervour and gaiety in the air. A piper sounds its pipe, followed by another one, and then a song is heard, people take their hands and play the „Horo” dance to begin the Ilinden Festival.
Shiroka Laka is a Rhodope village known for its historic backgrounds. Here you can feel the real hospitality of the Rhdopean people, you will enjoy the unique, authentic architecture and the indescribable, pure nature. Well-known Rhodopean houses are: the Zgurovska, the Uchikovska and the Grigorovska house.
06:00 – Departing from the region of Sunny Beach Resort
12:00 – Visit to the Festival
18:00 – Hotel accommodation
08:00 – Breakfast
09:30 – Walking down the streets of Shiroka Laka
11:30 – Visit to the Festival
15:30 – Departure for the region of Sunny Beach Resort
Private trips available-VIP.
Price in Leva - adult/child/VIP: 191/94/249
Price in Euro - adult/child/VIP: 100/49/131
Listed prices are in Bulgarian leva, per person and include transport, accommodation in a double room in a 3 star hotel with breakfast-for the 2 days excursions. Single room-extra charge 35 leva. There are discounts for children under 12, which are valid only if at least one of the parents is attending. The VIP price is for individual or group travels of up to 5 adults and 2 kids. The price includes a vehicle entirely available for the travelers and accompanying guide. For group travels, over 10 adults, the price is subject to further negotiation. Opportunity for organizing travels on a date desired by the client. The organizer reserves the right to change the terms and the days of the events.
The company reserves the right to unite groups of different nationalities in case of insufficient number of visitors.
Always be 10 minutes earlier in place. Buses are not waiting if you delay.
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