Lord’s Ascension Chapel

Lord’s Ascension Chapel Near Borovo village (15 minutes on foot), on top of a ridge, is located the chapel “Lord’s Ascension”. The first thing that makes an impression is that the chapel is built at the end of a hill, however, there is a reason for this and the reason is that the view from [...]

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Hunting Reserve of Kormisosh

Hunting Reserve of Kormisosh Hunting Reserve of Kormisosh is located in the territory of town Laky and it covers a large area (41 930 hectares) in the Western Rhodopes. Kormisosh is 210 km from the capital Sofia and 50 km from the city Plovdiv. The forests in the area are mostly coniferous, the most common [...]

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Krastova Gora

Krastova Gora “Krastova gora – Holy Trinity” is one of the most popular landmarks in the Rhodope Mountains and in whole Bulgaria. There are legends and stories about this place, which arouse curiosity and interest in many Bulgarians and foreigners. This holy place attracts a large number of tourists every year. If you also want [...]

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Karadjov Kamak

Karadjov Kamak Peak Karadjov kamak – Karadjov’s stone – (1448 m) is located in the most southeastern part of the Gradishte elevation in Rhodope Mountains. The place is a high rock plateau with steep rocky slopes over 100 m high. The plateau covers an area of 4550 m². The whole plateau is covered with dozens [...]

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The Gyumbyurtiyata Waterfall

The Gyumbyurtiyata Waterfall Another awesome landmark is the Gyumbyurtiyata waterfall. It is located at 1.5 km southeastern direction from Belitsa Village, Laki municipality. Under the waterfall a small pool is formed, it offers a fine view and a nicely cooling off in the hot summer days. The waterfall is a protected natural area and it [...]

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Belintash Belintash is a rocky landmark, which has the form of a small plateau, in the Rhodope Mountains. There have been found signs of human activity dating back to 6th century BC. It is located 30 km southeastern from the city Asenovgrad. It is supposed that this cult site was used for the ritual needs [...]

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Bachkovo Monastery

Bachkovo Monastery The Bachkovo Monastery Dormition of the Holy Mother of God (archaically the Petritsoni Monastery or Monastery of the Mother of God Petritzonitissa) in Bulgaria is an important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is located on the right bank of the Chepelare [...]

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Asen’s Fortress

Asen’s Fortress Asen’s Fortress is a medieval fortress in the Rhodope Mountains, it is located 2-3 km south of Asenovgrad. It is named after the Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II. The fortification stands proudly on a high rocky ridge on the left bank of Asenitsa River. According to some researchers, its old name is Petrich. [...]

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