Pamporovo is a modern resort located in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, the most southern ski resorts in Europe. Pamporovo is the sunniest Bulgarian ski resorts with snow the whole season, with slopes in excellent condition.
The resort is set in the southern Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of 1620 meters above sea level. The highest peak in the area, Snezhanka, at 1928 m, is several hundred meters above the resort. Pamporovo is around 260 km away from Sofia, 85 km south of Plovdiv, 15 km north of Smolyan, and 10 km south of Chepelare.
Pamporovo is amongst the southern skiing resort in Europe.
Chepelare a town and ski resort in Smolyan Province in Southern Bulgaria. It is situated in the central part of the Rhodopes, on the banks of Chepelare River. Chepelare is a popular winter resort with one of the longest ski runs in Southeastern Europe. It is located near Pamporovo, one of the biggest Bulgarian resorts.
Chepelare is located 80 km from the regional center Plovdiv, 230 km from the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia and 22 km from Smolyan city center and is one of the first places in Bulgaria where they started skiing activities.
Renowned SPA, Velingrad is located approximately 745 m above sea level in the western part of the valley Chepino - one of the most beautiful regions in the Rhodope Mountains, 133 km from Sofia and 49 km from Pazardjik. The unique combination of climate, mineral waters and beautiful natural landscapes that make the resort is a perfect recreation, therapy and leisure.
Picturesque situated on both banks of the river Devinska in the western chain of Rhodope Mountains, Devin is famous for its pleasant climate and water or springs. Located 196 km from Sofia and 40 km from Smolyan, the city is also very close to Pamporovo ski resort.
Devin is known as the best spa in the Rodopi mountains. Mineralized water here is a low proportion, fluorite, with a great taste. Along with the excellent recreational and treatment can include, besides the natural beauty and fresh air of the mountains.
The city has existed as a sanctuary since the Thracian times.
Kardzhali is located in the middle of the eastern Rhodope mountains, along the banks of the Arda river. On the territory of this city have found evidence of human settlement 6000 years old, and evidence of inhabitants Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks and Bulgarians. After releasing the city from Ottoman rule in 1912, became Kardzhali "tobacco store" of the Rhodope mountains.
Places of interest include Uspenie Bogorodichno monastery complex. This is a unique Christian Center, founded by the religious schools Saraev Boyan. Frescoes and murals of the monastery are very beautiful.
Zlatograd (literally Gold town) is a town in Bulgaria, 60 km from Smolyan. It is located in a valley between the Massif Central and Eastern Rhodopes. Greek border lies just 5 km from the city on January 15, 2010 was inaugurated the road to the border crossing point Zlatograd - Thermes (Greece) Ivaylovgrad in Haskovo Province is a town in the south-east of Bulgaria set of near the river Arda in the easternmost part of the Rhodope Mountains.
The city is located west of Batak Rodopi (central-southern part of Bulgaria). It is part of Pazardjik region. Batak is located 156 km southeast of Sofia. It is situated at an altitude of 700-999 m above sea level, covers an area of 461,105 km ² and has a population of 3071 inhabitants.
There are numerous archaeological monuments in the Batak region. A Stone Age discovery took place in 1958. Tools, ceramics, ornaments and rhinoceros bones were discovered, proving that in Quaternary climate that was hot.
Twenty Thracian fortresses, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Slavic churches and monasteries, and Roman bridges, mines, mills and other archaeological sites were discovered in this region.
Smolian Region is situated in southern Bulgaria, in the most picturesque Rhodope Mountains. It lies at an altitude of 850 - 1050 m above sea level. It is located south-east of Sofia at a distance of 250 km, 103 km south of Plovdiv and only mountain resort 16 km south of Plovdiv. It is bordered by the regions of Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Kardzhali and Blagoevgrad, and at the southern borders with Greece.
Brestovitsa is a village in the Rhodope region in southern Bulgaria. The village has a population of 3718 inhabitants and is famous for wine and for wine it produces.
The village is located 18 km south-west of Plovdiv at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains, the geographical boundary of the Upper Thracian Plain at an altitude of 297 m.
The forests around the village cover an area of 2,500 ha. The relief is rugged with woods, meadows, ravines and rounded peaks. The village is characterized with transitional continental climate. The highest point in the village lands is at 930 m in the Bryanovshtitsa area.
The village is part of Trigrad Smolian district is located in the western Rhodope Mountains, not far from the border between Bulgaria and Greece. It lies 26 km south of the city and 40 km west of Devin Smolian city.
It is situated at an altitude of 1000 m + above sea level, covers an area of 77,993 km ² and has a population of 707 inhabitants (census 01/01/2007).
Ivaylovgrad is a town in Haskovo Province in the south-east of Bulgaria set near the river Arda in the easternmost part of the Rhodope Mountains.