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Riga Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery Trips

Rising out of the forested Rila Mountains, in the valley of the Rilska River, the Rila Monastery sits at 1147m above sea level. Founded in the 10th century by a hermit, later canoised as St John of Rila, there has been a spiritual site here for more than a millenium.

Today Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments, and it's a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Rila Monastery Adventure Holidays

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Discover North Macedonia and get a taste of Bulgaria and Kosovo

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
10 Days
from $2,579 USD $2,399 USD
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A memorable walking holiday. The walks were through forests, gorges and beautiful wildflower...

marilyn carroll, 2019 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

This was an excellent trip in a relatively unspoilt and bucolic part of the world. The Rodopi...

John Murray, 2019 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

Having travelled extensively but not to Bulgaria previously I was very interested to see what I...

Mick Quinn, 2019 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains