“THE WORLD IS A BOOK, AND THOSE WHO DO NOT TRAVEL, READ ONLY A PAGE” – Saint Augustine
Travelling the distance of about 650 kilometers from peak Kom to the sea side can be an interesting and fun experience, especially if time is spared to visit the cultural, historical and natural heritage of the Balkan.
The natural biodiversity contains forms of the inanimate nature, as well as a rich world of plants, animals and fungi, so big, one lifetime isn’t enough to get completely acquainted with it. This, intertwined with the unique cultural overlay of the world from the dawn of human civilizations through antiquity, the Middle Ages to the present day, makes Balkan attractive as a destination not only for hiking and cycling, but also for nature, cultural, hobby and family tourism.
Of course, it would be impossible for Kom-Emine hikers to make too long stops on different sightes. This would violate the movement schedule, and that is not the purpose of the route. It is important, however, to know the objects around the route, some of which are of national importance and even have been the arena of Europe’s historical events. Others are natural phenomena, providing spectacular views and veiled in captivating legends, part of the endangered folklore of Bulgaria.
We present the most interesting sights around the route divided in Western, Middle and Eastern Balkan.
To see all the sites in the selected area, click on one of the images below: