Have you heard of Prohodna cave or the Eyes of God in Bulgaria? We invite you to go to a magical nature place close to Sofia.

Prohodna cave: one day tour from Sofia

Prohodna cave is special with the “two eyes on its roof”. People say these are the Eyes of God. The holes at the roof, formed through erosion, let light into the cave. And during wintertime or on rainy days it seems somebody higher up is crying. Everyone, who stares up, gets a positive vibe and feels the nature’s magic. The Prohodna cave is a natural phenomenon, famous with its positive energy and the movies shot here. Some of them are Time of Violence, the Bulgarian movie from 1988, and the American movie: The Expendables 2.

Prohodna cave has two entrances, known as the Small Entrance (35m high) and the Big Entrance (45m high). We will see rock climbers and bungee jumpers. The size of the Big Entrance makes it suitable for bungee jumping.

Glozhene monastery

Furthermore, in the afternoon we will visit the Glozhene monastery. The male monastery is a must see place in Bulgaria. It is located on a hill in the Balkan Mountains and there is a marvelous panorama view from the monastery to the Balkan mountains. So prepare your camera. Because it is worth the shot! The Glozhene monastery keeps the Bulgarian culture and spirit since 13th c. Its patron is St. George. Today 1 Bulgarian monk lives there.

Duration: 1 day / 260 km
Destination: Prohodna cave & Glozhene monastery, North-Western Bulgaria
Departure location Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Departure Time 09:00
Arrival Time 18:00 (Drop off at your accommodation)
Included
Transportation and parking costs English/German speaking tour guide
Visit to Prohodna cave Visit to Glozhene monastery
Photos from the tour Mineral water
Not included
lunch (we will stop on the way) photos fee at the monastery: 3 leva
videos fee at the monastery: 5 EUR Optional visit to Saeva dupka cave, entrance fee of 4 leva per person
When to visit: all year long, except for the winter season in case of a huge snowfall
Group size: from 1 up to 10 people
Extra information Please, wear comfortable shoes and jacket. The tour could be in Spanish, Arabic and other languages.

Additional information

DestinationBulgaria
Duration1 day
Tour typeCulture, Nature
Starting pointSofia

1

9.00 AM

Meeting at your accommodation in Sofia. Departure in direction Lukovit. It will take us approx. 2 hours with one stop to reach Prohodna cave.
2

11.00 AM

Visit to Prohodna cave.
3

1.00 PM

Lunch on the way to Glozhene monastery.
4

3.00 PM

Visit to Glozhene monastery.
5

4.30 PM

Departure to Sofia. (approx. 2 hour drive).

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
August 12, 2018

It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Nvison Travel (Benny and Tsvety) for your trip to Bulgaria. I had the chance to experience their excellent tour guide services many times, visiting different beautiful places in Bulgaria.
But I was very impressed by the one day tour to Prohodna cave, the so called Eyes of God. Tsvety and Benny offered outstanding service attitude and demonstrated comprehensive knowledge about this magical nature place and the destinations we visited on the way- Saeva dupka and Glozhene monastery. They managed to attract our attention providing lots of valuable information about the cave and the surroundings in a very interesting way so that no one wanted to leave this place at the end of the day.
The girls are always ready to serve the needs and extra wishes of their travellers giving their best to the group. Through this friendly and service oriented manner, Benny and Tsvety always contribute to the great success of this tour, with long lasting and very positive memories of Prohodna and Bulgaria. I am sure, everyone travelled with them, one day will come back to Bulgaria!
Without a doubt, I confidently recommend this tour to Prohodna Cave ,provided by Nvision Travel , to everyone who loves nature and would like to take its magic with yourself.
Enjoy your time!

October 1, 2020

Wir waren mit Betty und Beni auf einem individuell für uns geplanten Tagesausflug im Norden von Sofia, im “Alten Gebirge”. Beni ist eine sehr gute Fahrerin und bleibt auch im etwas hektischen Verkehr in Sofia immer ruhig und gelassen. Man fühlt sich bei der Fahrt immer sicher. Auf der etwa eineinhalbstündigen Fahrt zur Prochodna-Höhle mit den ” Augen Gottes” hat uns Betty etwas über die Geschichte Bulgariens, vor allem die Zeit des Kommunismus, und interessante Geschichten über die Orte am Straßenrand erzählt. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in der Höhle, die Formationen sind unglaublich schön. Dann ging es zum Mittagessen zu Dobrevski, einer Raststätte, die fast alles selbst produziert. Typisch bulgarische Speisen und das sehr günstig. Eine klare Empfehlung von uns! Weiter ging es nach der Mittagspause die engen Serpentinen hoch zum Glozhene-Kloster. Wir haben uns die ganze Anlage sowie den ehemaligen Unterschlupf des bulgarischen Freiheitskämpfers Vasil Levski angeschaut. Auch die Aussicht ins Tal war beeindruckend schön. Danach ging es zurück zum Hotel. Ein toller Ausflug! Betty und Beni werden wir mit Sicherheit wieder buchen. Solch freundliche, offene und liebenswerte Tourguides wünscht man sich! Vielen Dank Euch beiden! Bis bald mal wieder!

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