Pazardzhishki Okrug Travel Guide

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Velingrad

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14,63,12

Trigrad

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27,87,0

Devin

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20,55,2

Smolyan

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19,64,0

Asenovgrad

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16,71,0

Dospat

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10,17,0

Bachkovo

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13,40,0

Shipka

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7,53,0

Bachkovski Manastir

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6,25,0

Smilyan

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2,16,0

Kalofer

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8,36,0

Yagodina

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4,14,0

Septemvri

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3,8,0

Sveta Petka

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3,15,0

Batak

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7,35,1

Starosel

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3,11,0

Klisura

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5,19,0

Velingrad

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  • Night life glitz

    Velingrad Things to Do

    Restaurant outing could often turn into a boisterous, benevolent orgy for all senses. Many establishments offer live music with dance shows which gradually descend into let’s-get-everybody-up-to-dance exercise. It is fun and lots of it especially when it ends up being the luck of the draw, totally out of the blue. In the process you might discover...

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  • Hotel Velina

    Velingrad Hotels

    St. Doctor Doshnikov 14, Velingrad, 4600, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Velingrad's navel

    Velingrad Things to Do

    Kleptuza must be the most powerful water source in the Valley of many. Its waters are coming out of the abyss right beside a major establishment, going through an arch of sorts and pouring into an artificial lake. A restaurant division has been installed right on the placid waters making it the best location in town for digesting food. Pleasure...

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Trigrad

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  • Devil's Throat cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The abyss cave Devil's Throat is situated 1,3 km to the north of the village of Trigrad on the right side of the main road. The waters of Trigrad River through a succession of waterfalls, the highest of which is 42 m - the biggest underground waterfalls on the Balkans, flow into the biggest cave hall of Devil's throat. The thundering waterfalls are...

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  • The Devil's Throat Cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Devil's Throat Cave (Peshtera Diavolskoto Garlo) is an abyss cave, formed as a result of the collapse of earth layers. To make the cave accesible for tourists an artificial tunnel long150m was dugged into the rock. Going trough the tunnel you will reach an impressive cavern, the guide told us that it is as big as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral...

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  • Yagodina Cave (Yagodinska Peshtera)

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Yagodina Cave (Yagodinska Peshtera), is an established attraction, with 45-minute tours covering 1km of the 10km labyrinth, the largest cave-system in Bulgaria. Tours are conducted on the hour. Minimal numbers for a group is 10 persons, and the limit is 50 persons. The cave is being serviced by the Rhodopeia Tourist Club.There is an opportunity...

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Devin

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  • Relax!

    Devin Things to Do

    There isn't an awful lot to do in Devin except for enjoying the mineral baths and the spa treatments.A small museum showing the works of local artists is located in the centre, but I didn't visit it.If you're into hiking there are small trails into the mountains.

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  • Devin Spa Hotel

    Devin Hotels

    I stayed at this hotel on my first night in Devin. It's actually the first hotel you pass when...

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  • To Devin by bus

    Devin Transportation

    I arrived in Devin by bus from Plovdiv. The journey takes about 2,5 hrs and the ticket costs 7 BGN. Another option is a to take a direct bus from Sofia (supposedly there's one per day) or to take a bus from Smolyan. Be aware that there isn't hardly any connection on Saturdays.

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Smolyan

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  • Skiing in Pamporovo

    Smolyan Sports & Outdoors

    Pamporovo is one of the most famous ski resorts in Bulgaria. People from all over the country and Europe come to enjoy its paths.It is surrounded by pine forests everywhere - amazing nature!

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  • Planetarium

    Smolyan Things to Do

    In the stars hall of the Planetarium are shown more than 70 programs(sessions ) - programs-tails for the kids , learning sessions and thematic for a wide auditory There are programs for foreign guests - Russian,French,German,English,Greek and Turkish.There is a cycle of special programs - music and poetic and they are injecting the variety of star...

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  • Regional historical museum

    Smolyan Things to Do

    Regional historical museum was discover in 1935 and this is the biggest and the oldest in the middle RhodopiIt has around 150 000 museum articles found in the years in the Rhodopi Mountain.In the exposition there are archeological ,historical and cultural objects.The earliest date from before the middle paleolithic (100000 - 70000 year B.C.).There...

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Asenovgrad

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  • Historical Museum

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    Founded in 1971 the expositions were renewed in 2005 with the new archeological finds in the are. Located in an former Officer's house built in 1895. There are three exhibitions. The first one - the archeological exhibition presents the finds in the region inhabited from 7000 BC. Presented are finds from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age....

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  • Church Sveta Bogorodica Blagoveshtenie

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    On this place there was initially a Thracian sanctuary. Then there was a chapel of Bachkovo monastery. The church was built in 1835 using the grounds of the chapel and that's why the church has very interesting architecture.The church is also called Ribnata (Fish church) because why in the process of the building there was healing water.

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  • Church Sveta Troica

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    This church has very interesting story. The initiative for building of this church belongs to the Bulgarians living in the area. At that time the services in the churchs were done in Greek language. The Bulgarians wanted their own church where Bulgarian language to be used. The building started in 1857 and lasted for 5 years and whole Christian...

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Dospat

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Bachkovo

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  • shoping along the path

    Bachkovo Shopping

    Bachkovo is a popular tourist destination with so many people visiting the monastery every year. From the main road there is a path that leads to the monastery so it was no surprise that there were so many stalls on both side of the path with local people selling a variety of things...So what you will see in front of you is: local honey (4leva for...

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  • how to go there

    Bachkovo Transportation

    Bachkovo is located 189km east of Sofia, 29km south of Plovdiv and 7km south of Assenovgrad in Chaya river valley(also known as the valley of the Chepelare river).If you use a car have in mind that Bachkovo is located at the main road (E86) that connects Assenovgrad and Smolyan.We easily reached Bachkovo by taking a mini-bus from Rodopi bus station...

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  • Bachkovo monastery

    Bachkovo Things to Do

    Bachkovo monastery is not only the second monastery in national significance for Bulgaria (after the one in Rila) but also a place where you can enjoy an beautiful monastery with great architecture with 2 great churches that house some amazing murals and paintings.It was founded in 1083 by the Grigorii Bakuriani and has been developed as a centre...

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Shipka

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  • Monument of Freedom

    Shipka Things to Do

    On Shipka Peak there is the "Monument of Freedom" (31.5 m. high), a bone-vault monument of Russian soldiers and Bulgarian volunteers who fell in fierce battles to defend the peak against turkeys army at Russian-Turkey war [1878-1879]. 894 steps lead to the monument. There is a compound of monuments with replicas of the battery positions and the...

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  • The Shipka Memorial

    Shipka Things to Do

    The Shipka Memorial is a memorial to those who died for the Liberation of Bulgaria during the figths of Shipka in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. It is on Peak Stoletov in Stara Planina . It was opened in 1934 . The monument is high 31.5 metres . There are almost 900 stairs on your way to the peak . ( Sure it can be almost reached by car.)

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  • Shipka Memorial Church "The Birth of...

    Shipka Things to Do

    Shipka Memorial Church is in Shipka town and it's famous as Shipka Monastery . The church was built in 1982 in Russian style and it's divoted to the Bulgarians and Russians died in the russian - ottomans liberating war in 1877-1878 .

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Smilyan

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  • No1 in Smilyan

    Smilyan Restaurants

    Well, in my opinion it's the best place for a Rhodopean dish in this area. Everything is the best in it. It's too many of them, but the local dishes are great

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  • Caving adventures around Smilyan

    Smilyan Off The Beaten Path

    If you are in Smilyan, ask in any accommodation place for Garga Tourist trail or contacts with Mursalitsa Extreeme and Speleology Tourism Club. The starting point is just 6 km to the west from the village signed with billboard on the road side. Access to the major location is by a narrow rocky path leading you to Golubovitza 2 cave. At the entrance...

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Kalofer

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  • Eco path Byala reka(White river)

    Kalofer Off The Beaten Path

    The Eco path is situated around 7-8 km far from Kalofer in the Central Balkan,close to the men's monastery. The route is not good but it's worth it spending the day there - bridges,waterfalls,forest,it has everything. Be sure to have comfortable shoes because there are some steep places.At the entrance of the path there is a bivouac where you could...

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  • The day of the lace

    Kalofer Local Customs

    On the 15th August is the Kalofer lace festival.There are exhibitions and demonstrations of weaving techniques.Every year masters of the lace show their abilities.It is very old craft which is handed down from mothers to their daughters

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  • In memorial of thousand citizens in...

    Kalofer Local Customs

    On the26th July there is a ceremony of worship in memory of the slaughtered Kalofer’s people by the bashi-bazouk and the town’s burning down in 1877 . The worship is held in the yard of the 'St. Trinity' church

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Yagodina

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  • Yagodina Cave

    Yagodina Things to Do

    Yagodina's claim to fame is its cave system. As well as the actual caves, there is also a prehistoric cave dwelling, which dates to c. 4000 BC. The cave was home to master potters, who were able to produce smooth circular pots without the use of a wheel. Inside the cave you can see the location of fireplaces and kilns (there is also a...

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  • Village Festival

    Yagodina Local Customs

    The Yagodina village festival takes place in early-mid-September, when the locals wear their traditional costume and sing and dance.Sadly, we missed the actual festival, as we returned home the day before. We were however fortunate to be allowed to watch the rehearsals, which took place in the village library.

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  • Walking Holidays

    Yagodina What to Pack

    Walking boots, waterproof jacket, walking stick/hiking pole. Bring everything you need - don't rely on being able to buy anything in Yagodina. And don't forget the sunscreen. Macro lens and tripod, if you want to photograph flowers and insects.

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Septemvri

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  • Getting To Septemvri

    Septemvri Transportation

    It IS possible to get to Septemvri by bus but since it is on the main line ralway line between Sofia and Plovdiv, and you'll probably be visiting to get the train anyway, then there doesn't seem a lot of point in looking at those options.From Sofia there are 17 departures daily with a journey time of 1.5 - 2 hours and a fare ranging from about 5.20...

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  • By Bike

    Septemvri Transportation

    There certainly seems to be quite a few bicycles chained up here at the railway station and so I presume that people who live in the town and use the trains to commute cycle to and from it.Another person who cycles is the train wheeltapper - the guy that checks that the wheels are sound by tapping them with a metal hammer and listing to the...

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  • Lunch and an Afternoon Snack for 2 Quid!

    Septemvri Restaurants

    The Sofia to Plovdiv trains only stop here briefly to pick up or drop off passengers but for those connecting with the narrow gauge line there's usually a brief stopover. To cater for such passengers there's three little kiosks competing with each other for the scant trade.And so if you are travelling on to say Bansko (about five hours away) this...

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Sveta Petka

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  • Inroads of "globalization"

    Sveta Petka Things to Do

    Sveta Petka for the outsider is a place for people watching just as Galapagos is for turtle watching. One does not have to be a nosy, gossipy character in order to be unwittingly sucked into eavesdropping and peeking activities. And to the credit of the locals, they surely present a picture of envy for their locally paced life and original milieu....

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  • The outfits

    Sveta Petka Local Customs

    Sveta Petka might be off-the-beaten-track locale but surely it delivers on the originality scale. As pomak village, (pomaks are the people of Bulgarian ethnos but Muslims by faith), it opens doors into Bulgarian reality that are usually closed to visitors. The main stream of tourist visits has the seaside or the major cities as primary focus....

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  • The Mosque

    Sveta Petka Things to Do

    Visiting mosques or other places of worship which are not part of the visitor’s religious tradition are pregnant with feelings of intrusion or trespassing. In this case my humble persona was even more embarrassed to enter a mosque since I was brought up in a country of closed-for-ever mosques. Moreover, the “other” religion was a taboo despite the...

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Batak

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  • Beglika fest

    Batak Things to Do

    Wonderful festival – different types of music, mostly Balkan. During the day people can chill out with many activities – sailing in the lake, doing yoga in the nature, enjoying a circus. There is also a cinema and wire garden and everything is made by nature materials – wood and paper. In the night everybody could enjoy the music, beer spots, tea...

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  • Aida Hotel

    Batak Hotels

    Tsigov chark Resort, Batak Lake, Batak, 4580, Bulgaria

  • Dam Goliam Beglik

    Batak Things to Do

    I just fall in love with this place – amazing and perfect for camping. Also it is very suitable for hunting. A lot of bears, foxes, wolves and wild boars live there. It is located in Beglika preserve around 25 km south of Batak.

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