The day of Nicopolis ad Istrum is the 18th of September, however, the city hall in Nikyup near Veliko Tarnovo chose September 14 as a holiday date for this year because it is a day off.
A new car boot sale in Veliko Tarnovo area will now run on the first Sunday of the month starting 2nd April. It will be located in the village of Nikyup. The following information is taken from the official FB page of the event:
All are welcome. There are no fees but donations from sellers accepted if you have a good day, any proceeds to go to worthy causes. The field will be open from 7 am for sellers and 8 am for customers.
We have a lovely enclosed and shady pitch with adjacent play park for the kids. The bacon and egg butty man is already booked so catering vendors by prior arrangement only. The bar is 50 meters away and will be providing typical Bulgarian fare and cold beer. Come and have a good day and maybe visit the ancient Roman town Nikopolis ad Istrum while you are here.
And as for the exact whereabouts:
It is very near the centre. It is on the approach if you are headed from the Resen crossroads. If you arrive from the Main Ruse Rd then you drive through the centre and past the park. Boom you are there. There will be signage.
Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fifth Watermelon Fest will take place on 6th August. Nikyup is famous for growing some of the sweetest watermelons in Bulgaria. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm. Various singing groups and dancing ensembles will perform during the event keeping up the good spirits. There will be also carving demonstration showing interesting techniques for the transformation of a watermelon into a sculpture. A number of competitions will also take place – watermelon eating, watermelon rolling and watermelon weight guessing contests. A procession with watermelon lanterns will also take place. 5 tonnes of watermelons are expected to be eaten during the fest.
Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo are part of luxury cruise itineraries that are offered at prices between 560 and 660 dollars. One of the companies providing them is the Bulgarian Dunav Tours which offers unforgettable experiences aboard the five-star cruise ship Elegant Lady. The trip is called Danubian romance and starts from Vienna, passing through Budapest, Esztergom, Melk, Passau, etc. The voyage takes seven days and provides on ground tours from Ruse to Ivanovo Rock Monastery, the Old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi.