Stone Forest

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  • 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

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.

  • There are no restaurants and cafes close by.
  • Carry bottles of water. The walk inside can be tiring.

  • Hire a taxi.

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  • Stone Forest Address: Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Stone Forest Contact Number: +359-52618011
  • Stone Forest Timing: 24-hrs
  • Stone Forest Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Stone Forest(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Stone Forest: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 93.67% of people who visit Varna include Stone Forest in their plan

  • 29.61% of people start their Stone Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Stone Forest

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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

  • Amazing landscape..... good place for a walk around in peace and quiet whilst enjoying the ancient formations.

  • One of the last remaining deserts in Europe! It’s a short drive to this from Varna and worth the visit to see the nature-made stones and sand dated way back. Make sure to bring your sunscreen while you’re out there!

  • We really liked it. It's a wonder when you realise how old these trees are. Amazing place.

  • 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.

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