The philosophy of the winery is to offer wine tasting like a tourist attraction and to produce ecologically clean wine using a technology as close to “homemade” as possible. Their fermenters are “submerged cap” – an old technology practiced for millennia. All manufacturing processes in the winery are carried out by hand. The winery has a tasting room where groups or individuals can be accommodated as wine connoisseurs. The clients are mostly tourists passing through the village of Mezek.
Perperikon is the largest ancient and sacred city in the Balkans. It is carved from stone, hence its name, which is associated with the Thracian stone god Per. It is located on the Perperikon hill of the same name in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of Kardzhali. In the eternal city are the remains of the sanctuary of the god Dionysius with the famous altar of predictions. It has often been compared to the magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi. In the past, the area was a rich source of gold, from which the Perpera gold coins were minted.
The Arda River is the largest right tributary of the Maritsa River and the largest Rhodope river. Despite its distinctly mountainous character, the river has a small average slope – 5.8%, but a relatively large curvature coefficient – “1.9”. Evidence of this is the extremely beautiful bends (meanders) meandering among huge rock masses and domes in the middle course of the river. The most popular meander is located between the villages of Star Chitak and Ribartsi. The place is also called the “Bend” or the “Horseshoe” of the Kardzhali Dam because of the “U”-shaped curve that the water makes. The remaining meanders are located near the village of Madzharovo, the village of Rusalsko and the village of Lyubino.
The museum centre “Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes” is located in the immediate vicinity of the Alexandrov Tomb. A highlight of the exhibition hall of the museum centre is the exact copy of the original tomb of Alexander. Through the replica, visitors are given the opportunity to get acquainted with a truly unique monument of ancient art in Thrace. The rich exposition also shows numerous artefacts from the Thracian period in the region of the city of Haskovo, a large part of which can be seen in the frescoes of the Alexander Tomb – weapons, jewellery, dishes, etc