Book a Tour
To learn more about the different tours, visit the page Belene Tour
In order to book your visit, please complete the short form on this page at least one week before your visit. Blacked-out dates in the calendar indicate that there are no guides available. The price of the tour will be calculated based on your selected parameters and will be displayed. When you complete the form and press the “Book” button below, your information will be sent to your selected guide. They will get in touch with you to confirm the next steps regarding your visit. The guide will secure the visitor passes issued by the Ministry of Justice that are required for visits to Persin Island and will also arrange appropriate transport. All payments are made to the guide directly by card or in cash upon your visit. The Sofia Platform Foundation will not receive any funds from your visit to Belene.
Information about the guides

The guides who will welcome the group are members of the local community. They are keen to promote their town and its beautiful natural surroundings. They believe it is important to preserve and pass on the memories of the bad and the good that has happened here.  The guides are independent of the Sofia Platform Foundation, which maintains this website.

Mihail Marinov
Mihail is the chairperson of the Belene Island Foundation; he has been working to preserve the memory of the camp since 2014. He offers tours in Bulgarian.
Ivelin Kyurchev
Ivelin is a boat captain with extensive knowledge of the islands around Belene and the camp. He leads groups by land and on water. He offers tours in Bulgarian.
Martina Savova
Martina is an experienced local guide and organizer with a passion for history. She offers tours in Bulgarian and English.
Mihail Marinov
Mihail is the chairperson of the Belene Island Foundation; he has been working to preserve the memory of the camp since 2014. He offers tours in Bulgarian.
Ivelin Kyurchev
Ivelin is a boat captain with extensive knowledge of the islands around Belene and the camp. He leads groups by land and on water. He offers tours in Bulgarian.
Martina Savova
Martina is an experienced local guide and organizer with a passion for history. She offers tours in Bulgarian and English.
Booking form
Short tour
Long tour
Boat tour
Short + Boat Tour
Long + Boat tour
Mihail Marinov
Ivelin Kyurchev
Martina Savova
(All fields are mandatory.)

Visits during the hunting season (from 1 October until mid- January) are possible Monday to Friday only. From 15 January it will be again possible to book tours during the weekend.

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