What to do


There is lots to keep you busy while you are here – swimming, walking, birdwatching, fishing, watching movies outdoors and even trail bike riding. 

Day Trips

Within easy reach, there are any number of wonderful day outings, including visits to: 

  • Archaeological & Historical sites
  • Local towns
  • Nature trails

 Distances range between 30 and 90 minute drives.

Archaeology & History

There are a whole range of stunning monuments and sites within a 90 minute drive of Palamartsa. They range from Thracian tombs to medieval painted rock monasteries to Roman towns.

Local towns

Targovishte & Razgrad

In Targovishte, 30 km away, you will find Revival period houses, an ethnographic museum, an art gallery set in a park and an outdoor swimming pool.

In Razgrad, 30 km away, visit the ruins and museum of Abritus Roman town.  There’s also a lake, open-air cafes and a beautiful Ottoman era mosque.  In summer, you can swim in the outdoor pool or reservoir lake.


An hour’s drive away, located on the Danube, is the beautiful city of Ruse.  Centred around a grand square with outdoor cafes, it has beautiful architecture and lots of good restaurants.  There’s also a wonderful daily cruise on the Danube river.



In Shumen, one hour east of here, visit the huge Communist era monument, the well preserved remains of the medieval fortress, the Tomboul Mosque.


Veliko Tarnovo 

A visit to VT, about an hour’s drive, is highly recommended.  The medieval capital of Bulgaria, it is a beautiful historic town with cobbled streets and lots of restored traditional Bulgarian houses.