From the Sofia Echo:

A joint project of Bulgaria and Greece under EU PHARE programme will promote two Bulgarian and one Greek archaeological sites as tourism destinations.

PHARE would provide more than 244 000 euro for the project, BGNES news agency reported.

Bulgaria’s Regional Development and Public Works Ministry will take part in the project together with the Bulgarian Ivailovgrad and Greek Kiprinos municipalities.

The project includes roman villa Armira and a hill near the Ivailovgrad village of Svirachi in Bulgaria and a family necropolis in the Greek village of Zoni.

Villa Armira has to be transformed into an open-air museum. The project includes the reconstruction of antique decorations as well as construction of parking lots, tourist paths and other infrastructure.

A Bulgarian-Greek tourism catalogues will promote the archaeological sites.

Villa Armira was the richest Roman private house found in Bulgaria, BGNES said. The villa was possession of a wealthy Thracian family 2000 years ago.