The Eyes of God natural wonder Saeva Dupka cave and Glozhene Monastery day trip from Sofia

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Three of the most stunning Bulgaria's attractions within a day trip from Sofia! Explore the natural wonder of Prohodna cave, named by the locals “The Eyes of God” because of the two deity-eye-shaped holes on the ceiling. Experience Saeva Dupka, among the most decorated tourist adapted caves in Bulgaria and visit the unique Glozhene Monastery, built like a bird’s nest on the cliffs of a mountain peak. All this within a group day trip from Sofia!

Itinerary Details

TRIP PLAN
Your guide will pick you up in the morning from your place in Sofia and within an hour and a half (110 km) scenic drive through the Balkan Mountains you will arrive at the Iskar Gorge, near the village of Karlukovo, amidst one of Bulgaria’s largest karst regions. There you will have a short loop hike (1.5 h) exploring the unique natural wonder of Prohodna cave, passing through the largest cave passage in Bulgaria. Later the tour continues with a short transfer (30 min. / 25 km) to the Sueva Dupka cave, where you will have a guided tour in one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful caves. In the afternoon, you will visit the stunning Glozhene Monastery “St. George the Victorious”, established in the middle of 13th century. In the late afternoon, you will head towards Sofia, where the driver will drop you off at your place.

Tour duration: full day tour
Walking time: Prohodna cave loop walk: 1.5 h
Total car / bus transfers duration: approx. 4 - 5 h, 280 km
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