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Table of Contents
                            Introduction
Wineries, Vineyards and Wine Related Sites
	Armenia
	Bulgaria
	Georgia
	Turkey
Technical Requirements, Issues and Solutions
Detailed Itinerary
Additional Sites Included in the Itinerary
                        
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Table of Contents
Introduction
................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Wineries, Vineyards and Wine Related Sites
................................................................................................................................................................. 3 Armenia
...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Bulgaria
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Georgia
..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 63 Turkey
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 108
Technical Requirements, Issues and Solutions
.......................................................................................................................................................... 131
Detailed Itinerary
....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 132
Additional Sites Included in the Itinerary
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Winegrowing centers of
Samegrelo include the following villages: Chkhoria, Chkaduashi, Rukhi, Kortskheli, Odishi, Kulishkari,
Medani, Mukhuri,
Letsurtsume, Kirtskhi, Kurzu,
Chogha, Taleri, Tsachkhuri, Salkhino, Didi
Tchkon
i,
Akhuti, Gurdzemi, Tama
koni, Potskho,
Targameuli,
Nakhuna
vo,
Inchkhuri, Martvili, Sergieti, Abedati, Ushapati, Betlemi,
Jikha, Bandza, Gejeti, Tskemi and Dzveli Senaki. Major grapes of Samegrelo are Tsolikouri and Ojaleshi.
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10. Veliki Preslav National
Historical
-Archaeological Reserve
Veliki
Preslav
(Great Preslav)
was the capital of the First Bulgarian
Empire from 893 to 972 and one of the most important cities of

medieval Southeastern Europe. The ruins of the city
are situated in
modern northeastern Bulgaria, some 20 kilometres southwest of the
regional capital of Shumen, and are currently a national
archaeological reserve
. Veliki Preslav was established more than 1100 years ago as a town
-fortress under the reign
of Knyaz Boris I (852
Π889). After the
Preslav Council of the Church and the People of 893 it was declared

the capital of the Bulgarian state.
Preslav was known as a spiritual
and literary centre where the development of the Slavic written

language and th
e Golden Age of Bulgaria during the rule of Tsar
Simeon I (who reigned in the period 893
Π927) took place.
In
medieval Bulgaria Preslav became one of the most beautiful and
grandeur towns in Southeastern Europe where significant
monuments of the culture o
f Pliska and Preslav were later
discovered.
The fortress of Preslav consisted of inner
and outer
fortification systems, while t
he palaces were built on a high plateau.
Today the remains of the numerous churches, monasteries,
workshops, studios and palace
s can be seen at Veliki Preslav
National Historical
-Architectural Reserve, while the masterpieces of
the ancient masters, such as painted ceramics, adornments,
weapons, all significant monuments of medieval Preslav, including

Preslav Gold Treasure, the cer
amic iconostasis of the palace
monastery, a copy of the monumental icon of St. Theodore and
other valuable items, various ancient inscriptions, a unique
collection of lead seals, etc., are all kept at the Archaeological

Museum of Veliki Preslav.
The
Museum
, which was established in
1906, has o
ver 35 0
00 treasured artefacts, but only some
1 700 of
them are on display
. St. Cyril and St. Methodius Temple
-Monument,
built on the occasion of the 1000
th anniversary since the passing
away of St. Methodius and Tsar
Simeon and the Archaeological Base
of the Bulgarian Academy
of Sciences are situated there as well.
9850 Veliki
Preslav, mailbox

No 16
, Shumen
Province, Bulgaria

Working hours
: November
- March
9.00 am
Π5.00
pm Weekends
Πlectures are given
by guides upon
request

April
- October
9.00 am
Π6.00
pm The museum is

open every day;
Opening hours on
weekends
10.00 am
Π6.00
pm Veliki Preslav
Archaeological

Museum
(+359
) 538 4 26 30 (+359
) 538 4 32 43 [email protected]
-preslav.com
www.museum
-preslav.com
http://bulgariatravel.
org/en/object/40/Veli
ki_Presla
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11. St. Panteleymon
Monastery
The Patleina Monastery named after "St. Panteleymon" is located
near the town of Veliki Preslav,
in Patleyna reserve about 2
- 2,5 km
to the south of the outer city walls.
It has been established in the 9
th century AD and was later on destroyed in 11
th century. Its remains
were revealed during archaeological excavation works carried out in
1909-1914. The monastery used to be a complex of a church (a cubic
building with a dome made of stone), residential and
farm buildings
all arranged in three yards
- a prayer, a residential and a farming
ones. The unique church artefacts, created by the Preslav Art School
used to be made into the monastery's workshops for glass and
ceramic production.
A legend says that it w
as the final place of
solitude of Prince Boris after his abdication.
Near Veliki
Preslav, Shumen
Province, Bulgaria
12. Antique town of Kabile
The remains of the antique town of Kabile are situated at a distance
of 8 km from the town of Yambol.
Kabile was established in the end
of the 2
nd millennium BC near a large cultural center at the height of
Zaychi peak
.
During antiquity the town was an important
economical and cultural center in South
-east Thrace and Lower
Tundzha.
According to the histor
ical evidence, Kabile was conquered
by Philip of Macedonia in 341 BC, and later for a certain period of
time his son Alexander III the Great of Macedonia resided here.
During the first half of the 3
rd century BC, Kabile was a residence of
the Thracian tsar
s Spartok and Skostok. Kabile was also the only

town in the internal part of Thrace, which had its own monetary
house, where royal and town emissions were coined within the
period 3
rd Π2nd cc. BC.
After it was conquered by the Romans, in the
beginning of
the 2
nd century AD, Kabile was turned into one of the
most important Roman camps in the Thracian province.
The town
ceased to exist after the Avars demolished it in the end of 6
th century AD.

The finds made in the region are exhibited in the archaeologic
al
museum of the reservation. The open air excavations which can be

viewed without paying an admission fee include remains of basilicas
and churches, fortified walls and public buildings.
A preliminary call
to the Regional Historical Museum of Yambol is re
quired upon
request for a tour guide and a guided tour. The guided tour is only in
Bulgarian language
. Near Kabile
village, Yambol
Province, Bulgaria
Opening hours:
From Monday to
Sunday
08.00 am
- 5.00
pm Regional Historical
Museum
- Yambol
2, Byalo More Str.
,
Yambol, Bulgaria
(+359
) 46 66 34 03
[email protected]
www.yambolmuseum
.com
http://bulgariatravel.
org/en/object/28/Kab
ile_Yambol
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