Dolmens are not a Bulgarian speciality as they can be seen in many other places in Europe from Turkey and Greece all the way to Ireland.
But what makes the ones found in today's Bulgaria intriguing is that they are little explored and often in remote locations.
Getting there is part of the adventure. Known in local lore as "dragons' houses," these pre-historic tombs dot the southeastern areas of this country, especially the Strandzha and the Sakar, and are usually associated with the Thracians – a collection of tribes that made fantastic jewellery and unlike the ancient Greeks, drank their wine undiluted, but that had no written language, providing plenty of fodder for the imagination of future historians.
The best known and perhaps the most spectacular dolmen in Bulgaria is not far from Yambol.
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