Restaurants and catering

There are two food restaurants on the territory of the Historic Park.

The menu is made up of authentic, ancient recipes, typical of the various epochs and regions of Bulgaria.

The emphasis in the assortment is dishes and drinks in the preparation of which only raw Bulgarian products of a craft character are used.

The main product in most assortments is the einkorn wheat, the staple food of the Thracians. We use it only in its purest and most authentic form. The grain is grown on the Rhodope Mountains in small agricultural fields. The einkorn in this region has no equal when it comes to its mineral content (grown on zeolite-rich soils) and very low, almost equal to 0, in gluten.

The vegetables come from the gardens managed by the Historical Park, located on the land of the village of Neofit Rilski.

Only here can you taste the old Bulgarian variety of Pink tomatoes from Kurtovo, delivered directly from the gardens of the village of Kurtovo Konare, in the Plovdiv region. They are unsurpassed in their taste and benefits.

In the plate of our selection of cheeses, you can taste the one of a kind Green Cheese from the village of Cherni Vit, in the Troyan region. It is one of the only three cheeses in Europe that is naturally matured with green mold. The mold is unique because it occurs in the wild in that area. It has never been impacted by human exploitation and modification.

The beer on tap is a traditional, craft beer brewed according to an authentic recipe in a small brewery in the area of Aksakovo. Its main ingredients are einkorn wheat and barley. It is enriched with honey and mursala tea.

In our menu, a special emphasis is placed on banitsas (Bulgarian traditional pastries). Handmade with home-grown products, they are baked with stuffing typical of different parts of Bulgaria.

Our menu also involves the ancient recipes from Volga Bulgaria. Our team was trained by the best chefs from the Republic of Tatarstan in the preparation of pastry and meat delicacies: Ech Patchmak, Elesh, Becken and others.

Boat trip on the lake

You can relax with the whole family or with a loved one by renting a boat for a pleasant water cruise.

The lake is located in the center of the Historical Park and is divided into three sections, with a total area of 10,000 square meters. Only the middle lake, the largest, is suitable for boats. There is also a boat dock.

The fauna of the lake includes mallard ducks and ornamental fish. We did not invite the frogs but they create a pleasant natural environment. The flora is composed of two types of water lilies.

At the moment, we offer for water cruises with 3 boats with a capacity (maximum load) of 260 kg. This is equivalent to a 4-member family of two adults with two young children.

The lake has a depth of 90 cm and we have life jackets for children. For inexperienced rowers, we also offer a boatman, whose help is included in the price for the cruise.

The attraction is suitable for the entertainment of families with children, to create a romantic atmosphere for lovers and is also a sporting experience for the youth.

The price of the activity is 20 BGN for 30 minutes, per boat.


The bow and arrow emerged as a weapon in the dawn of human history and civilization. Rock paintings of Prehistoric people armed with bows were found in Bulgaria in the cave of Magura (estimated to be older than 7 000 years).

Our ancient predecessors, the Thracians, and their descendants, the Proto-Bulgarians were incredible archers who owed a large part of their victories due to their skillful use of this weapon. Archery is also highly respected in various Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, etc.). In many of their legends, the most glorified heroes are often exceptional archers. The widespread popularity of archery is found in many stories and ballads of folklore. In Homer’s “Odyssey”, Odysseus is depicted as a hero possessing unmatched talent in archery. The tales of the English archer and defender of the weak Robin Hood have also become world-famous.

One of the Japanese military martial arts, also known as Kyudo, combines a sophisticated etiquette with refined archery techniques. Today, this activity is practiced as a way of physical, moral and spiritual growth.

The art of the bow introduces the archer to discipline, self-improvement, and tenacity. Excellent results are only achieved by constant practice and self-improvement. In doing so, by striving to control the emotions raging within himself in order to achieve a successful shot, one becomes a harmonious balance with the surrounding world. The higher the complexity of a shot, the more skills we acquire to cope with daily trials and difficulties, by increasing and strengthening our will.

At the Historical Park, we offer visitors traditional archery on target under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

For those who want to compete in this noble science and art, we offer to organize a small tournament (for groups of over 5 people) without any extra charge. The winner will receive the best shooter award (a small souvenir included in the price of the attraction).

The attraction is suitable for visitors over 7 years and costs 10 leva.


Everyone has always wanted to try being « in the shoes » of his favourite heroes from the Antiquity and / or the Middle Ages, to wear the typical outfit and weapons of that era, and to feel, even for a moment, like being part of the great events that shook time, as described by the chroniclers and ancient historians.

At the Historical Park, visitors and history lovers could experience their moment of history and fulfill their hearts with greatness, pride, and valor. With the help of natural sceneries and among realistic buildings relate to the Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages, refined with the finest details, everyone will be able to create memorable pictures. The unique outfits offered by us include full sets of clothes and accessories. They were created with natural fabrics and materials, according to the technology used by the Ancient inhabitants of the Bulgarian lands.

Turn your dream into reality. Experience your epic historical adventure now.

The attraction is suitable for visitors over 8 years of age and requires time to be ready. The price is 20 leva for dressing one set of clothes (from one era).


Birds of prey are the indisputable masters of the skies. Their accuracy, speed, and power have filled humans with wonder since the dawn of mankind. Many heroes and rulers, aristocratic clans and dynasties have taken raptors as their personal symbol.

The use of predatory birds for hunting is an ancient art dating back over 12,000 years. It was the first attempt to tame and use a wild animal as an auxiliary.

The training of birds of prey requires a lot of patience, skill and time. Predatory birds need a very specific kind of care, which create a unique bond between them and humans. In the Middle Ages, falconry hunting was prised among noblemen, and well-trained birds were highly valued and given as a sign of respect by one ruler to another.

At the Historical Park, every visitor can feel the excitement of the proximity with those all-powerful lords of the air. Tourists and visitor will be able to enjoy an open demonstration of the skills and mastery of raptors (7 of them). During a special guided tour, our handlers will tell you more about them.

Those wishing to do so can take an individual photo with a bird of prey (hawk or falcon)

The attraction is suitable for visitors over 12 years and costs 10 leva.


The Bulgarian people possess a close relationship with the horse. This noble animal is a characteristic and important symbol, a testimony of our origin and heritage. Depiction of riders are found on a variety of archaeological artifacts – ornaments, clothing, amulets, but also on coins, images or even engraved in stone.

Equestrian science on the Bulgarian lands has been well developed since the times of the Thracians. Homer has repeatedly described horses in Thrace, calling our ancestors "enthralled with horses". This is a characteristic of the Thracians that remained during the centuries of Antiquity.

Among the Proto-Bulgarians, the horse was revered as a sacred animal. Honor and respect towards the horse was even part of the existing law system. Anyone who dared to ride his war horse in peacetime would be punished by death. The warrior who did not care well for his horse had to suffer the same fate. Battle horses behaved differently from the others.

Except for war and transport, horses were used intensively by the ancient Bulgarians for entertainment purposes. They regularly participated in celebrations, contests, races, and military games, as depicted on the Pliska graphite drawings.

The relationship between the rider and the horse is not only physical but also psychological. The contact that is built between man and beast, the care for one another and working together creates prerequisites for achieving spiritual balance. Horse riding enables direct contact with living nature, to extract oneself from the urbanized world in which we live today and return to our roots.

At the Historical Park, enthusiasts and visitors of the site will be able to experience the ancient culture of our ancestors by discovering the connection between themselves and the noblest animal - horse, bearer of the indomitable and freedom-loving Bulgarian soul.

Horse riding takes place on an outdoor circular arena under the guidance of an experienced instructor who leads the horse. 

The attraction lasts 10 minutes and costs 20 BGN.


Rare are those who did not see movies in which courageous heroes fight against evil forces dressed in heavy armor and armed with glistening swords. Many of you may have also attended historical re-enactments in which passionate reconstructors presented right in front of your eyes the brilliance of medieval weapons and techniques to handle them. Not doubt that many of you have been keen to discover more, at least for a moment, about the film heroes or reconstructors, to experience their adventures and to feel the spirit and courage with which the ancient warriors have won their own battles.

At the Historical Park, we offer a unique opportunity for spectators to become valiant warriors and participants in great events. Challenge your opponent, raise your sword and fight for honor, glory and valiant deeds.

Our experienced reenactors of medieval martial arts and weaponry will help you become the warriors you dream of. Daily demonstrations of fighting techniques and weapons are accompanied by an explanatory talk.

Tourists wishing to handle the weapons and try out various demonstrated techniques can do so under the supervision of an experienced instructor, subject to all safety rules (fencing is taught with safe training weapons and additional requisites, which are included in the price)

Become warriors, break the routine of everyday life. Test your might, agility, and valor in sword fighting while having fun.

The attraction is suitable for visitors over 12 years and costs 10 leva.


The ancient Thracians remained in history as renowned winemakers. In Antiquity, Dionysus, the god of wine, was believed to have come from Thrace. In his poem the "Odyssey", Homer praises the Thracian wine. He described it as a very thick drink of divine aroma.

Due to the great popularity of Thracian wine in the ancient world, it preserved its local name: Zelia, Zila, Zelas. This word suggests a direct relationship with green, but also with the Bulgarian for a potion, a spell, or even a poisonous herb.

For Thracians, wine is not only a staple in their diet but also a sacred drink. No important event in the life of the Ancient man occurred without a feast - from his birth to his death, he was accompanied by the ritual spill of wine. In the wedding scene of the Kazanlak tomb, a ruler is depicted with a phiale in his hand, as a wine pourer gets closer.

The wine is poured both on the feasts and during various rituals. In the Rhodopian sanctuary of Dionysus, there was a libation that showed the birth of the new king. The wine was poured on a burning altar, and if a huge flame burned over the roof of the sanctuary, it meant that the ordered ritual would call for great deeds.

The Historical Park offers its guests a ritual tasting of a special variety of honey wine (150 ml), made in the Thracian tradition. The wine is poured into accurate replicas of rhytons, phiales and other vessels of famous Thracian treasures. Thus, the participants in the tasting have the unique opportunity to enjoy the divine drink to the fullest extent and experience the glory of mighty Thracian heroes.

The attraction is suitable for visitors over 18 years and costs 20 leva.