Perperikon, Bulgaria

Perperikon was once an ancient Thracian city located in the Eastern Rhodopes in the South of Bulgaria. Human activity in the area dates back to 5000 B.C. and is thought to be the location of the famous Temple of Dionysius, the ancient Greek god of wine, celebration and fun. Archeologists have uncovered a giant multi-story palace and fortress built on the hill with walls up to 2.8m (9ft,) thick. The site includes the remains of a church, which was probably built at the end of the 4th century A.D. during the byzantine reign of the area. It is an impressive 16,5m (70ft) in length and its decorations, including an eagle with widespread wings hewn out of the solid rock, are still visible today. The site also houses multiple tombs of local rulers and chieftains.