Wine and SPA Complex Starosel is located under the southern slopes of Sredna Gora, at the foot of the historic hill near the village of Starosel, where the largest Thracian royal cult centre was discovered in 2000.
The complex is located less than 1 hour from Plovdiv and 2 hours from Sofia, 20 km from Hisarya and 40 km from Panagyurishte. “Starosel” offers its guests an incredible view, award-winning cuisine, impressive medal-winning wines and a unique feeling of silence, cosiness and tranquillity. The guests of the complex will enjoy unique therapies with wine and mineral water in the unique interior of the Spa centre of the complex. In the centre of the complex is the Starosel Wine Cellar.
The Thracian cult complex near the village of Starosel is a world famous archaeological site. It consists of two Thracian temples dug under a mound. In 2000, Georgi Kitov came across the main temple (dating back to the 5th century BC), which is located in Chetinova Mogila. In 2002, the world saw the only heroin tomb with a colonnade, located in the Horizon mound.
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is over 8,000 years old and its past can be traced from prehistory to the present day. Life in the city has not been interrupted, which ranks it among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Ancient monuments have been preserved and conserved, and many cultural events are held in the city.
The southern fortress gate is the main gate of the Roman city of Diocletianopolis. The road to Philippopolis (Plovdiv) – the most important administrative centre in the Roman province of Thrace – began right here. The original gate is 13m high. It is known as the “camels” because at the beginning of the 20th century the door was divided and resembled two camels standing opposite each other.