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DESTINATION – SAMOKOV
The beautiful nature and unique location become Samokov in an attractive place to visit and relax. They make it suitable place for year-round development of various forms of tourism. In Samokov region are more than 120 places of accommodation with 7,570 beds.
Winter Tourism – Just 10 km from Samokov is the oldest and largest winter resort Borovets. The complex offers opportunities for all kinds of winter sports, combined with high quality service, modern facilities and equipment. There are 24 ski runs with a total length of 58 km. The Complex Malyovitsa has two tracks and uniquely beautiful scenery, which makes further the visit even more memorable. Good conditions for beginners offers the trackin the village Govedarci.
Summer tourism – Freshness of the summer air and quiet of ancient forests of Rila mountain create excellent opportunities for recreation in the other seasons of the year too. Hunters and safari lovers can indulge their pleasure in hunting facilities in the municipality. And fans of fishing, aquatic pools and camping would prefer Dam “Iskar” or dam in the village Alino for vacation. In park areas are places for picnics.
Ecotourism: The unique nature and fresh air make Municipality of Samokov very attractive destination. On the territory of the Municipality there are many eco paths and mountain trails. Much of the territory is occupied by the Rila National Park, which has a unique wealth of protected species of flora and fauna.
Country Tourism – Villages in Samokov have kept their originality and authentic look as well as specific to each village life, culture and traditions. Here visitors can go back in time to the Bulgarian races with authentic folklore – songs, costumes, the unique traditional dishes, with different customs.
Cultural and historical tourism – Samokov has a rich cultural and historical past that dates back centuries. Archeological excavations in the Municipality brought back the calendar to the 4th century A.D. by the disclosed early Christian churches and fortresses of the time of Byzantine Empire. Here there are also finds of the Thracians time- Mound, which was a Thracian tomb. The walk through the centuries passes also through the Bulgarian Renaissance, when the town was a highly developed economic and cultural center. About all that are telling the preserved and restored monuments of culture. The Nunnery, with its 240-year history, the Mitropolitska Church with its unique iconostasis, the Mosque with its architecture and mural painting, Sarafska house with authentic look of the Renaissance town style. In the center is a large fountain, a symbol of the town, built-in history and legend by itself. Just meters from it is the largest military memorial – unique in architecture building of the Community Centre – monument “Otets Paisii”. Together with Renaissance monuments the clock is coming back even further to the archaeological monument “Shishmanovo kale” and the late antique fortress “Tsari Mali town.”
Spa and wellness tourism – The presence of thermal waters in the Village of Belchin and the resort Belchin Bani with proven therapeutic and prophylactic effects on the musculoskeletal system and skin dermatitis become the destination to a favorite spot for spa tourism and health tourism. There are three mineral water pools and bases with spa centers on the territory.
Conference tourism – The hotels in Samokov municipality offers opportunities also for conference and congress tourism – organizing of seminars, conferences, conventions and other companies activities. With two conference rooms available the newly opened municipal hotel “Arena” in Samokov organizes various in form and purpose corporate events.
Sport tourism – Samokov is the capital of winter sports, but now here you can practice many different sports. The Municipality has a multipurpose hall with a capacity for 25 different sports. There are good sports facilities – stadium, motor-cycle track, runway, shooting range. There are outdoor tennis courts, football field and mini football playground on the territory of the Municipality. And for lovers of horse riding are several bases. There are good conditions for extreme sports such as mountain climbing, hang gliding, paragliding, rafting and more. For fans of mountain biking is newly created Borovets Mountain Bike Park, which has over 20 km of marked trails with different levels of difficulty, suitable for both beginners and advanced.
Welcome to Samokov!
- Destination Samokov
- National Park “Rila”
- Tourist Association
- Hunting economy “Iskar”
- Beli Iskar
- Malyovitsa resort
- Rila Monastery