Balkan Tours 2023

Balkan Tours 2023, the fairy-tale called Balkan tours (this time Balkan tours 2023) continues. Very famous and still an enigma for many, Balkans never stop fascinating people. The characters in the fairy-tale are always the same, Roman palaces, imposing fortresses, ancient Greek or Roman theatres and amphitheaters. Also, mosques and Ottoman baths, communist buildings. However, these same characters are always like new for the visitors. Every time what a tourist learns about them is deeper and more exciting.

The Balkans are much more than just a peninsula. They are an area that keeps the wisdom of the different civilisations who lived on its lands. For centuries the place had been gathering and absorbing different cultures, religions, cuisines… Today, the multi-coloured face of the Balkans is smiling at us and waiting for us to feel its warmth, taste and smell its fragrances.

Bulgaria can be a good starting point for a tour around the peninsula. The country is n

Balkan Tours 2022

Balkan Tours 2022, when planning your holiday, think about the Balkan peninsula. Consider the exotic destination where you can experience culture, tasty food, adventures. The wide variety of choices to pick from will amaze you. You will soon realise that Balkans are, indeed, one of the most diverse parts of the world. They never stop to admire and attract travellers. Similar and yet different, mysterious and history-rich, the Balkan countries will always be an exciting destination. One that offers many colours and turns your journey into a fairy-tale. The characters are old and modern but they all live in harmony and peace. Among them are Roman palaces, imposing fortresses, ancient Greek or Roman theatres and amphitheatres. Also, mosques and Ottoman baths, communist buildings. The Balkan region covers a vast area and a wide variety of cultures, civilisations, cuisines and landscapes. Balkan countries resemble a mosaic of people of different cultural, religious and historical backgro


Although the tourism potential is very high, Igdir is one of our eastern provinces, which seeks promotional support, due to insufficient tourism facilities, the failure to preserve historical-cultural values sufficiently and may be due to the lack of awareness.

Igdir via Yan

The easiest way to reach Igdir is to travel to Kars airport. However, due to repairs and modifications, our aircraft lands at Van with transfer at Ankara. At the airport, we were met by Murat Aktuna, the Primary Education Inspector of the Ministry of National Education and Bayram Arslan, the personal driver of Governor of Igdir. After a short time, we depart for Igdir through Tendurek.

Impressions from Tendurek

Tendurek is the highest peak of thc Tendurek volcanic cone, located between Dogu Beyazit and Caldiran. There is a lake with a diameter of 400-500 meters in the eastern crater of the mountain, which tolals 3,298 meters. The surface of Tendurek, formed of volcanic rocks, seem

Scientific History of Istanbul

Scientific History

Scientists estimate that Prophet Solomon lived around 10.000 BC. In other words, according to the legend Istanbul is founded 12.000 years ago. There is another tale about the foundation of the city. This tale sounds more realistic. Since all these events look place before Christ legend and truth are somehow blended. In 5th century BC the Greek colonialists started to conquer lands and colonize in West Anatolia and Black Sea coasts. Megarans, a group of colonialists, were the first community to have settled in Istanbul. They founded a quarter in Khalkedon (today’s Kadıköy) in 675 BC.

Across the Land of the Blind

Exactly 17 years after this first settlement, another Megaran colonialist named Byzas, applied the clairvoyant of Delphi. Telling the clairvoyant that he did not know
where to settle, he asked him to point the most appropriate place.

The clairvoyant says “Found your city across the Land of the Blind!” Receiv

Legends about the foundation of Istanbul

Definitely unique, Istanbul is dreamt by famous writers, painters and poets; each quarter drags you into another fantasy world…

You cannot find another city, where the sea and land make such a great match. This city is Istanbul. It did not lake too long before it was discovered by people. The history of the city goes so far back that most of the time we have no other way but too look for the truth in legends. Among the many hearsays about the foundation of the city, the most interesting one involves Solomon.

Prophet Solomon’s legend

It is related that once upon a time there was a prophet who ruled every living creature on earth, the land and the skies, the spirits and souls, in short everything or -better yet- anything…His name was Solomon (Suleiman). There was only one ruler, who refused to obey to this prophet. This was King Ankur, who lived in Maghreb, on an island in the middle of nowhere. Ankur would never abase himself in front of anyone. H

Balkan Tours 2020 2021

Balkan Peninsula has always been one of the attractive and mysterious destinations around the world. With Balkan Tours 2020 – 2021 you have the chance to breathe in the specific,  mysterious air on the Balkans. In addition, you can discover, enjoy and feel the modern and elite today and at the same time feel the mystic scent of history in the Balkan countries. These countries have the body of an old person but a very young and mature soul. Shortly, Balkan tours that you will experience in these geographical regions you will remember as your unique moment.

Here, briefly, you can learn some general characteristics of the countries involved in this Balkan entity.

Balkan Tours 2020 – 2021 “Greece”

“You should see the landscape of Greece. It would break your heart.”

Balkan Tours

Balkan tours – adventurous and relaxing journey

Balkan tours – reading books and watching films about Balkan countries is a good start. Thus you get some knowledge and a desire to see. This can make you dream about visiting these places and experiencing the culture. Balkan tours can be the door for an exciting, relaxing and adventurous journey through some of the most interesting places on the Balkans.

We are a tour operator based in Bulgaria. And one of the people who live on the Balkans. Believe us, it’s worth travelling around and learning more about the Balkan Peninsula. Even if you have already been to that mystique part of the world, you still have many things to discover and understand.

At first sight, the Balkans look like any other place on the world. But getting to know it better, travelling around, will take you deeper and deeper in its breathing, full of life organism. An organism composed of many cells like culture, hist

Ottoman Travel Bulgaria

Travel Ottoman Bulgaria to see, taste and feel a past not forgotten. No doubt it’s not forgotten. How could it be?! It’s 500 years of ‘common coexistence’. Coexistence not very peaceful most of the time. However, by far these are the most controversial times of Bulgarian history. These were the times when Bulgaria had its indisputable heroes.

”We are within time and time is within us, it changes us and we change it”

travel ottoman bulgaria vasil levski

Vasil Levski together with Hristo Botev and a lot other Bulgarians are our heroes. Heroes who fought for a

Nestinarstvo Bulgaria Tours

Wonder or strong belief

Is it a wonder or a strong belief? Do the nestinari (fire dancers) have special skills or energy? Where does this ritual come from? Why is it on UNESCO’s World Heritage List? These and may be different questions tease people’s imagination. Not only that of tourists’ but of Bulgarians as well. Nestinarstvo Bulgaria tours might have some of the answers: Do you want to try?!

There are many stories for where nestinarstvo originates from. The biggest group of supporters, though, believe that the fire dancing on live coals ritual comes from the Thracians. Why Thracians? The Thracian tribes worshipped their God Sun. Which is, when scattered in a circle the live coals symbolise exactly the Sun.

Like other rituals in Bulgaria, nestinarstvo has both Ch

Stoletov Bulgaria Tours

Stoletov Bulgaria tours to remember

‘And today, every time there’s a storm in the mountain,
The summit recalls this grim day and, recounting
The story, its echoing glory relays
From valley to valley, from age unto age!’ (Ivan Vazov)

Stoletov Bulgaria tours introduces a monument that stays proudly on a peak and reminds the Bulgarians of their glorious past. This monument is Shipka Monument and it is a symbol of the Russo-Turkish War. It speaks of the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. The war follows the April Uprising from April 1876. It broke out prematurely and was quickly put down. That didn’t the least discourage the Bulgarians who were, against their will, part of the Ottoman Empire for 500 years. On the contrary, that increased their desire for independence