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Mount Falakro and the Christmas town of Oniropoli in Drama

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We offer you an incredible pre-Christmas weekend. Mountain hike and Christmas Bazaar in Drama. The focus of the program is the ascent to Prophet Elias Peak at 2232 meters and a visit to the Christmas Bazaar in Oniropoli – the city of dreams!

Tour Itinerary

Early departure from Sofia at 6:00 AM. Our meeting point is in front of the Vasil Levski Stadium. We head towards Greece passing by Bansko, Gotse Delchev toward the Falakro ski center at 1740 meters above sea level. Here, we park the cars, conduct a group check, receive safety instructions from the mountain guide, and head towards the highest point of the mountain.

Bozdag is a mountain in Northern Greece, locally known as Falakro, translated as 'gray mountain.' It is located south of the town of Gotse Delchev. The highest peak is Prophet Elias at 2232 meters, which is our destination for the day. The hike is moderate and suitable for everyone. On clear days, we'll enjoy incredible views of Pirin, Rhodope, and Pangaio. The route involves gradual ascent with a total elevation gain of around 600 meters.

During the ascent, we'll also pass by and have a brief glimpse of the Snow Cave.

The cave's depth is 111 meters, the temperature never exceeds 1°C, and it always contains snow. The hike passes along sheer cliffs, which are well secured and offer an incredible panoramic view.
After reaching the summit, photos, smiles, a cup of aromatic tea, and then we head back downhill.
The day doesn't end here!
We immerse ourselves in the Christmas spirit in Drama. We will visit one of the most popular bazaars during Christmas - Oniropoli.
We'll enjoy a glass of mulled wine and treats under the glow of Christmas lights and music. Then, we head back to Bulgaria to settle into the hotel near the border. Accommodations will be in double and triple rooms based on availability.

We're heading towards the western part of the Rhodope Mountains, to Dobrash and the phenomenon of DrumManovi Skali (Drumanov Rocks). The hike is quite easy and not demanding, perfect for a Sunday.

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What do you need for the trekking?
  • Suitable hiking boots - 3-season hiking boots or mountaineering boots (depending on the program and the season)
  • Spare socks
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Thermal underwear - top and bottom
  • Fleece
  • Wind and water proof jacket
  • A down jacket or other jacket with synthetic insulation
  • Winter and summer hat, buff and gloves
  • Raincoat
  • About 40 liters backpack
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Water (1.5 liters)
  • Sunglasses and sunscream with a high SPF
  • Food for the trek
  • Ids and cash money
  • Trekking Poles
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Other things - according your personal needs
Difficulty Level:
  • Intro - Programs that are an introduction in the hiking. For people without any experience. A high level of physical endurance and special hiking equipment are not required. The hikes are usually short and easy up to about 3 hours. The 'Intro' programs happen in spring, summer or fall
  • Beginners - Programs for people with previous hiking experience. Treks of this type are slightly longer (about 4-6 hours) and include a greater positive elevation gain (about 300-400 meters). No technical sections
  • Intermediate - Programs duration is usually around 6-8 hours. Participants must have good physical endurance. Programs of this type include climbing peaks, crossing dynamic terrain. The total positive elevation gain for the day is about 600-800 meters, but it is could exceed 1000 meters
  • Advanced - Treks duration is about 8-10 hours. Includes large elevation gain - 1000+ meters. Programs of this type often involve scrambling terrain in summer conditions or winter ascents of peaks. Participants must be absolutely confident in their physical abilities as well as their equipment. Oftentimes, winter programs of this type require the use of crampons and ice axe
  • Extreme - These programs are only for experienced mountaineers who want to cross the line between hiking and alpinism. The programs are often over 10 hours long and about 1500 meters of daily elevation gain. They include traversing technical edges, climbing rock ledges and/or categorized routes, using mandatory alpine equipment. Participants must know how to use crampons and ice axe
Cancellation Policy:

Чл. 89. (Изм. – ДВ, бр. 37 от 2018 г., в сила от 01.07.2018 г.) (1) Пътуващият има право да прекрати договора за туристически пакет по всяко време преди започването на изпълнението на туристическия пакет.

The tourist owes a penalty as follows:

  • 20 or more days before tour start: - No penalty
  • Between 19 and 14 days before tour start: - 30% from the price
  • Between 13 and 7 days before tour start: - 60% from the price
  • Less than 3 days before tour start: - 100% from the price
  • In the event of a change in weather conditions during the tour or other unforeseen situations, the guide may change the route or offer another alternative option to the participants for their safety
  • If the program cannot happen due to bad weather forecast, the organizer will refund 100% of the price to the participants
  • In order to take part in the tour, you must be in good physical health and condition, and notify the organizer in case you have any illnesses or injuries
  • If the number of participants is less than the minimum and the program will not happen, the organizer will notify all registered participants up to 7 days before the event
  • Discounts cannot be combined