Category: Mountains

Kulinoto

Kulinoto Kulinoto is a site in the northern part of Pirin Mountain around 160 km away from Sofia, between the town of Razlog and the famous winter resort Bansko. It is situated at the Kulina river, 1400 meters above the sea level.

Kulinoto  is not so well known but its a beautiful place, satisfactory facilities for winter sport and affordable prices make it a preferable place for recreation of the local people. There is a ski run with total length of 1300 m and two drag lifts.

The snow usually lasts until mid March. Close to the run you can find a nice tea-room offering nosy tea and “greyana rakia” /warm brandy/ as well as well equipped ski-wardrobe which will satisfy all your requirements.

There are plans for development of Kulinoto into a real and popular ski resort by extending initially the existing ski run and installing a chair lift and further by making new ski runs, improving the infra-structure and building of proper accommodation facilities.

Semkovo

Semkovo ski map The ski resort Semkovo is around 170 km south from Sofia at the foot of Rila mountain, located among pine-tree forests with an exclusive panoramic view towards the high Rila peaks.

Semkovo offers excellent opportunities for winter sports and summer mountain tourism.

The site is situated on 1750 meters above the sea level can be reached through a picturesque mountain road.

The climate is Mediterranean with a mountain influence which makes the resort all year round suitable for relaxation and recreation. Read more

Zlatograd

ZlatogradThe city of Zlatograd is located in the heart of the Rhodope mountain. This is the most Southern Bulgarian city, only 3 kilometers from the state border with Greece. During the Middle Ages the village is called Belovidovo, and during the Ottoman Domination the Turks call it Darà Dere, which means millet gully.

From 1934 the village is renamed Zlatograd because of the golden tobacco grown in this region.

This is where the oldest church in the Rhodope Mountain was built, and also the first school which puts the foundation of the education activities in the whole area. Read more

Velingrad

VelingradThe city of Velingrad is situated in the Chepina valley, part of the beautiful Rhodope mountains. Legends tell that Orpheus used to live here.

The favorable natural conditions and the healing mineral springs of Velingrad played an important role for the foundation of the city.

The name of the city comes from the woman-partisan Vela Peeva. In 1948 the city was founded from the merger of the three villages Kamenitsa, Ladzhene and Chepino. Read more

Sopot

SopotThe city of Sopot is located in the central part of Bulgaria in the foot of Stara Planina Mountain.

It is 5 km from the town of Gabrovo, 136 km from Sofia and 63 km from the town of Plovdiv. The village was founded more than three thousand years ago.

Remnants from the iron age as well as coins and tools from the Sevt II and Sevt III have been discovered all around the place. During the Middle Ages the city existed under the name Kopsis. Read more