Roman bridge – Fotinovo village


A testimony of the ancient history of Fotinovo village are the remains of “Kaleto” stronghold and a number of “Roman” bridges and cobblestone trails in the region linking the Thracian capital Besapara with the harbors of Aegean Sea. Most of the old stone bridges in the Rhodope are built on the road network of the Roman empire, which is why they are called “roman”, but in actual fact they date back form the late Medieval period. One such bridge could be seen just under the village along the mapped route to Fotinski waterfalls. The bridge is two-vaulted, situating at 1040 m altitude and the area around it keeps the remains of the old cobblestone road.