PESHTERA

Peshtera, spotted in the Pazardzhik Province of Bulgaria, south of the country and just a few kilometres from Bratsigovo and Batak, is a piece of land with immense natural beauties. From beautiful natural landscapes to breath-taking caves, enchanting vegetation with lovely Flora and Fauna, historical museums, and lots more, Peshtera beauty is better experienced than described. There simply aren't many places like this city on earth.
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Best Things To Do In Peshtera

Main Things You Need To Know About Peshtera

Weather

Winters in Peshtera are very dry and cloudy, especially during the night, whereas summers are pleasantly warm and the skies are usually clear. The cold season lasts from late November to early March and the warm season from early June to mid-September. While July is the warmest month in Peshtera, January is the coolest month of the year. The best time of the year to visit Peshtera is from mid-June to late September. Because of the rains of June, travelling to Peshtera in this month is usually avoided, especially for visitors who don’t like the weather when it gets really wet.

Travelling Here

There are no direct flights to Peshtera as the city does not have an airport yet. However, foreign tourists can fly to nearby airports within Bulgaria and continue to Peshtera by land using the comfortable and well-organized bus and taxi services opened to them. The nearest airport to Peshtera is the Plovdiv Airport located some little over 45km away from the city. Tourists can also fly to Varna, Sofia, and Burgas and then travel by land to Peshtera. This offers tourists an adventurous way of visiting Peshtera as they will cross other Bulgarian cities and explore them to before even getting to Peshtera. With good road systems connecting Peshtera to nearby cities in the country, buses and taxis conveniently take tourists across the borders of neighbouring cities to discover the marvels of Peshtera. Peshtera also has a good railway system connecting the city to other parts of Bulgaria. The city has many railway stations that receive trains daily. There are more than 7 trains depart for Peshtera from the country?s capital, Sofia, daily, and about 5 others arriving from Kozarsko daily. Four more leave Stamboliyski daily. Whichever way you would like it, welcome to Peshtera.

Lodging

Tourism strives well in Peshtera, and so it?s no wonder that it has several lodges, guesthouses, and hotels everywhere. Luxurious hotels with swimming pools, great quality room services, and even free Wi-Fi are not in want in this little town. Guesthouses are very affordable, especially when the crowd is less. Whichever one you choose, you are sure to find good rooms with generous space. To help you find a good spot to lodge, we?ve prepared a short list of some of the finest hotels and lodges in the city. 1. Hotel Kamena 2. Grand Hotel Hebar 3. Hotel Vitosha 4. Spa Hotel Paradise 5. Hotel Unikat 6. Royal Spa Hotel 7. Hotel Elbrus 8. Spa Hotel Rich 9. Maxi Park Hotel & Spa 10. Bor Spa-Club

Eating

With fantastic restaurants and eateries like Old Plants, Restaurant Lazur, Pizza Peshtera Restaurant, Restaurant Peristera, Tektan, and many other fabulous spots, eating in Peshtera has its own unique story attached. Meals served at these places reflect the city?s colourful and superb culture, preserved over the years. Other eateries fabulous close to Peshtera include: 1. Avangard, Pazardzhik 2. Puertorico, Batak 3. Markov's House, Bratsigovo 4. Tavern Ilinden, Bratsigovo 5. Zelenoto, Pazardzhik

Safety

Like in any other tourist destination in Europe, tourists and visitors should be aware that there is a slight risk of falling as victims of petty thefts, pick-pocketing, bag snatching, and the likes. The police within the city do their best to maintain order in the streets of Peshtera, but tourists should be vigilant and security conscious when they out on the streets of any tourist destination, and that including Peshtera. Keep a low profile as best as you can. Avoid taking out your wallet or purse in the open, and avoid moving around with precious valuables, so you don't attract the wrong attention. And don't forget, make sure you have all the fun you can while your stay in Peshtera lasts.

Getting Around

Like in any other tourist destination in Europe, tourists and visitors should be aware that there is a slight risk of falling as victims of petty thefts, pick-pocketing, bag snatching, and the likes. The police within the city do their best to maintain order in the streets of Peshtera, but tourists should be vigilant and security conscious when they out on the streets of any tourist destination, and that including Peshtera. Keep a low profile as best as you can. Avoid taking out your wallet or purse in the open, and avoid moving around with precious valuables, so you don't attract the wrong attention. And don't forget, make sure you have all the fun you can while your stay in Peshtera lasts.

Top Attractions

Peshtera has lots of charming natural and man-made sites that will hold you spellbound at their sight. Natural caves, awesome landscape, lush vegetation untouched by urbanisation with lots of lovely wildlife, make this city a great tourist destination. Well, since tourists have their different tastes it?s not easy to rank these spots. We?ll leave that to you to decide. For some of the top attractions and most visited spots in the city, here?s a short list: 1. Monument of Vasil Petleshkov 2. Cave Snejanka 3. Monument of Hristo Gyulemetov 4. History museum of Peshtera 5. Bought 6. Peshtera Old River bridge 7. Cars Of Socialism 8. Clock Tower of Peshtera 9. Partisan Monument 10. Peshtera central square

Being Local

Don’t just visit Peshtera, live like a local! Grab a bite of Bulgarian Lukanka, Sujuk, or tarator, and you'll keep back for some more. You can meet and make lovely friends here. Locals are always glad to meet new travellers, and it's easy to get some locals who will be excited to show you around. Learn about their history and get immerse in their colourful culture. Go partying and blend into their bubbling lifestyle. Peshtera is simply a nice place to visit, so if you happen to get anywhere close to Bulgaria, be sure to stop by this spectacular city.