Stone ForestCurrently Open
- Address: Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +359-52618011
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Stone Forest - Review
This is a natural rock structure located on the road between Varna and Sofia. A collection of these several formations covers a huge area of 7 square kilometres. These formations are about 7 metres high and 3 metres thick. But they do not have any solid foundations. Inside they are hollow and filled with sand. The origin of this phenomenon is still being studied by experts. Some say that it is the result of a coral activity. Other say that it is the weathering of rocks that was responsible. Whatever may be the case, this place is an absolute wonder to behold. You might feel like you a part of a fantasy film. Highlights include:
- The Dikilitash group- It is in the best state of preservation.
- The Strashimirovo group
- The Karierata group- It includes man-made outcrops.
Stone Forest Information
- There are no restaurants and cafes close by.
- Carry bottles of water. The walk inside can be tiring.
How To reach Stone Forest by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Stone Forest
93.67% of people who visit Varna include Stone Forest in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
29.61% of people start their Stone Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Stone Forest
94.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stone Forest
People normally club together Park-museum Of Military Friendship 1444 Vladislav Varnenchik and Varna Archaeological Museum while planning their visit to Stone Forest.
Stone Forest Trips
Stone Forest, Varna Reviews
Softest sand imaginable. Incredible rock formation. The stones are hollow sand on the inside is all that holds them in place. Eerily powerful to see. A small desert in Bulgaria. The only one with true desert flora in Europe
Great natural landmark! The sand is so soft that it would be a pity to not walk barefooted between the stoned-stems. It you get lucky and you arrive in the evening the colorful sunset makes it even greater. As a bonus: airplanes fly to the Varna Airport and get really close to the ground. It could annoy some, but, to the others, it may be a pretty exotic sight.
A great experience. I would like to visit again as soon as possible. My recommendation is to consider at least 2h/visit. Being a desert-like zone it will be necessary close-shoes, sunglasses, sun hats and comfortable clothes. Another recommendation is to get some water before the visit as there are no amenities. The entrance ticket is 3 lev/person. Enjoy! 😎
Very unusual place to visit. It felt quite serene to wander round here. Well worth a visit. Never really seen anywhere like this before. Not steep so you can explore but it is sandy like walking on a beach. It has a small information office and was 3 lev to pay. Porta loos were on site.
It is very cool and it is said to be a spiritual place where you can recharge yourself with a positive energy. Price : 3 LV/ 1.5 EUR. You will need at least 30 mins to walk around. Do not leave anything in your car,though, there are people who can break the glass of the car and steal from you while you are away from the parking area