Stone Forest, Varna

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  • Address: Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +359-52618011
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids
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About Stone Forest, Varna

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

  • 39.36% of people start their Stone Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Stone Forest

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

92.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stone Forest

People normally club together National Maritime Museum 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

Stone Forest, Varna Reviews

  • Huge limestone pillars tower over you. Lizards crawl around your feet. It's really hard to believe you are still in Europe at this place. Surreal and a must visit when coming to Bulgaria! Free in winter season too!

  • Great fun and interesting sights. A must see.

  • Were here in winter, no one around, cool view. Place for 30 slow walk, interesting for those who love photography

  • A desert in Europe? Yes - here in Bulgaria you can see a real desert with really interesting naturally made from stone columns. You have to pay 3 BGN to enter the main part. Easy reachable by car - 2 minutes from the highway.

  • Doesn't look like much from the road but once you get past the turn, you become surrounded by the strange rock formations created millions of years ago. Really interesting to explore the entire site. Best part was it's just two minutes off the highway.

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