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
95% of people who visit Varna include Stone Forest in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
38.41% of people start their Stone Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Stone Forest
92.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stone Forest
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Stone Forest, Varna Reviews
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! 😎
Amazing sight and fascinating place. Take water out with you on hot days as very arid. Do your research and don't rely on the guide purchased at kiosk. Wear comfortable footwear.
Grab a cab from the centre as it won't cost much but make sure you have a number to call for the return journey. Very interesting. But small so don't bank on being there all day!
At first, I was really skeptical going here (can be rocks really interesting, huh?), BUT in the end I really enjoyed it! I previously read that it is free of charge, but I don't think that it is really true. Maybe it is - during the winter. But in the summer or just before the tourist hype starts - we were here in May (2018) - it costs 3 BGN/person. ALSO: as we parked our car in the parking lot, we were advised to move it to the side of the road (in front of the Stone Forest), because it is not safe, as the parking lot is surrounded by trees and sometimes the cars get robbed. So be careful!