Silistra seems to be outside the traditional tourist routes. And if you have not had enough time to visit this Danube town, but you love history, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and fresh fish, we advise you to fix this mistake right away. If you stay at the 5-star Hotel Drustar you can also enjoy the view of the sunset over the Danube from your room or the panoramic terrace of the restaurant.
And since nature is the greatest artist, sunset will be different every time. Sometimes dyed in a pink, sometimes fiery but always breathtaking. The magic of nature is by no means the only reason to choose the only hotel built on the Danube River in Silistra for your visit.
The rooms are spacious, the staff is kind, and the two swimming pools in the hotel park are bigger than Olympic ones. One is for those who prefer the company of a pink flamingo in the water, and the second one for swimmers who do not like anybody to hinder them while enjoying the water.
Another pleasant surprise in the hotel is the food. Here you can try freshly caught fish from the river, as well as traditional Bulgarian dishes, but with a modern twist. We sincerely recommend lamb prepared on oak. The selection of Bulgarian wines, including varieties typical of the region, is also rich.
The hotel is built inside Silistra Danube Park, one of the best in the country. And here you can walk along its lush paths, near cool fountains and remnants of historical ruins. You can see such in the region as it is because Bulgaria as a country was founded from here in the 7th century, and as you will see, the place is not accidentally chosen by the founder of the country, Khan Asparuh and his warriors. If you are a fan of the water, the hotel will also offer you a walk along the Danube from its private port.
In Silistra, you can visit the unique beautifully painted Roman tomb, which is the most splendidly decorated in the Balkans. The historical museum in the city hides interesting treasures, besides gold and silver objects and coins we also mean a unique sundial with the image of Orpheus. At the nearby Medjidi fortress, you will learn more about the Crimean war and the participation of Russian writer Tolstoy in it.
Close to Silistra are two groups of ancient rock monasteries and Thracian sanctuaries – near the village of Balik and near the village of Strelkovo. Unfortunately, they are not easily accessible, although some of them have signs and can be reached by car. And if you think that only the summer and the warm months at all are suitable for the visit of Silistra, we will give you a secret.
Usually, in February, you can see hundreds of pelicans in front of Hotel Drustar. They arrive from the nearby biosphere reserve included in the UNESCO list Srebarna. And while you watch them through the binoculars in the reserve, the birds are at your fingertips in front of the hotel. If you can not wait to book your weekend at Drustar Hotel, you can do it directly online through the hotel’s website – https://hoteldrustar.com