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Sofia, Bulgaria

Obscura Day 2015: Perperikon - The Lost Oracle of Dionysus

Follow in the footsteps of ancient rulers and gods as we travel to the long lost Oracle of Dionysus.

This Obscura Day, join us as we embark on an age-old pilgrimage to the ancient city of Thrace.

From Alexander the Great and the Persian God-king Xerxes, to Emperor Octavius Augustus of Rome; the Oracle of Dionysus provided council and prophecy to some of history’s most famous leaders. For many centuries however, the site was lost… while some historians claimed that it had never been anything more than a fiction.

In 2002, archaeologists working in the south of Bulgaria discovered the ruins of a stone citadel carved into a mountainside – and now this ancient Thracian site has been revealed as none other than the long-lost oracle itself.

Join Darmon Richter, travel writer, photographer and founder of the Bohemian Blog this Obscura Day for a journey into ancient Thrace; as we follow in the footsteps of emperors and god-kings on our very own pilgrimage to the Oracle of Dionysus.

Saturday, May 30; 8:00am - 11:00pm
Tickets: €40
We will be meeting at 7:45am at the back entrance to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. Please arrive on time; we'll be departing promptly at 8:00!