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Elena is a small town located in the Central Balkan Mountains 280 km away from Sofia and just a mere 38 kilometers from Veliko Tarnovo. It has managed to keep a great part of its architectural heritage.

Elena is a very attractive place for hiking, fishing and hunting fans with its crystal-clear rivers, many Eco-paths and camping sites that show the magnificent beauties of the mountain.

There are ski tracks and rope lines for the ski-lovers. You can taste the delicious home-made food and plum brandy.

Elena is the ideal place for family vacation with the specialized children’s courses for mountain-rescuers, competitions, games and any other activities in the open air.

There are many hotels and private holiday houses at your disposal. The Elena region is a heaven for fans of Eco-tourism getting closer to the Bulgarian traditions and customs in a typical folklore atmosphere.

Places to visit in Elena:

1. The Museum of Renaissance – valuable icon collection and precious pieces of Bulgarian religious paintings
2. Kapinovski and Plakovski monasteries – with impressive wall-paintings, wood-carvings and icons
3. Jovkovtzi dam – 5 km away of Elena, ideal for fishing, water motor sports and horse-riding.

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  1. […] monument of the Old Bulgarian architecture and arts, lying at the foothills of the beautiful Elena part of the Balkan Range, some 18 km from Veliko Tarnovo. Viewed from the north, it resembled a […]

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