This site uses cookies to improve user experience and experience. If you choose to continue viewing, you automatically accept their use. Detailed information


Interreg Greece-Bulgaria


Scan with our application for additional information.Barcode ScanYou can download our application from Google Play and App Store

Chuchul Kamak menhir, village of Ovcharovo

village of Ovcharovo in Haskovo, Bulgaria
The menhir called Chuchul Kamak near the village of Ovcharovo is the only surviving Thracian monument of its kind in the world. It is a roughly cut, conical trachyte column, resembling a phallus. It is 2.10 m high and its diameter in its widest part is approximately 1 m. The term ""menhir"" comes from Breton (""men"" - stone and ""hir"" - long). This type of construction belongs to the so-called megaliths, which in Bulgarian lands date back to the early Iron Age (12th-6th century BC) and are connected with the ancient Thracian civilization.


The name ""megalith"" translated from Greek means literally a very large stone. Constructions cut into natural rocks or built of large stones of impressive size and weight are usually categorized as megaliths. They include sites such as Thracian fortresses, dolmens, rock tombs, rock basins and niches, cromlechs and others.
Menhirs were usually sites of ancient religious ceremonies. Their phallic shape is associated with the widespread cult for fertility and ever-renewing nature widespread among the Thracian tribes".




Events from the two border regions

25.11.2020 Read
Training on eTOURIST project in Greece
Training on eTOURIST project in Greece

A 3-day training "Traditional culinary and wines" within the project „Promotion and development of natural and ...

06.07.2020 Read

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - PRESS RELEASE  Coronavirus: Commission encourages and facilitates cross-border treatment of patients ...

10.04.2020 Read
Promoting and developing the natural and cultural heritage of the Bulgarian-Greek cross-border region through smart and electronic instruments - eTOURIST

"This webpage has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of the webpage are sole responsibility of and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the participating countries the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat".

"The Project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme."
European UnionThe project is implemented with the financial support of the EU