In your holiday in Bulgaria you will appreciate our dramatic mountains, haven-like monasteries, Roman and Byzantine ruins, and the excellent coffee you'll be offered wherever you go!
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Smolyan, born by human love and a generous mother nature, jealously keeps the best examples of local architecture. Straddling the river Cherna, it is surrounded by centenarian forests and lofty cliffs reflecting in the clear waters of the Smolyan lakes.

Smolyan has had an eventful history. The area was populated during the second and first millennium B.C., and the town owes its name to the tribe of the Smolyany who came to this place in the 7th century.
In early 20th century, there were three neighbourhoods at the site of today’s Smolyan: Ustovo, Raikovo and Smolyan. The local houses are unique for Bulgaria.
Today’s Smolyan is a modern economic, cultural and tourist centre.

The favourable climate and mountain charm make the Smolyan area the perfect place for holiday and recreation during all seasons.


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