3 Things you should do in Pamporovo | Rhodope Mountains | Bulgaria

During our stay in Bulgarian, we visited the Rhodope Mountains, located 260km of the capital Sofia and 85 from Plovdiv.

The mountains are covered with beautiful natural landscapes and are great for many activities, including hiking, sightseeing, mountain biking, caving, fishing and winter sports, among others.

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Aerial picture with a DJI Mavic Pro Drone – Rhodope mountains, Bulgaria. Can you find me and Dimi at this picture? 

We stayed at Malina Villas (or “Villi Malini” as the Bulgarians say) in Pamporovo. It is a small and lovely village. Review coming soon.

Read also: Review of Malina Village, Pamporovo

 

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Villi Malini in Pamporovo, Rhodope Mountains

1. Snejanka Peak

One of the main tourist attractions is the Snejanka Peak. Located in Pamporovo, the highest peak has 1.926 meters. On a sunny day, you can even see part of Turkey from there.

Curiosity: In Bulgarian, Snejanka refers to the lady which helps Santa Claus to bring presents to the kids.

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Aerial picture of Snejanka Peak with a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

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Dimi & I at the Snejanka Peak – Pamporovo, Rhodope Mountains

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Our lovely friends at Snejanka Peak – Pamporovo, Rhodope Mountains

During winter, the place is covered with snow and it’s beloved especially by skiers.

From the peak you can also get a ride on a chair lift and have an amazing view of the landscape.

Downstairs you will find a restaurant, where we had lunch after our visit.

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Dimi’s sister, his nephew and Dimi on the chair lift.

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Rhodope Mountains during winter

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One of the most famouns skiing slope in Pamporovo.

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Dimi making new friends.

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Hey you, give me more food!

2. Smolyan Lakes

The Smolyan Lakes are also beloved by tourists who visit the Rhodope Mountains. Due to their color, they are known as the “esmerald eyes” and are spread along the south of Pamporovo ski resort. Some of them have no water during dry seasons. During warm seasons, the lakes are surrounded by green and pine forests.

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One of the Smolyan Lakes at Rhodope Mountain

 

3. Nevyastata Ecotrail

The Nevyastata Ecotrail is a good option if you enjoy hiking. From up there you can get a wonderful view of the mountains. We also took the drone to make some videos and pictures! It was amazing!

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How can anyone look at this view and think it happened by chance?

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Hiking at Nevyastata Ecotrail, Rhodope Mountains

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The view up there is amazing!

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Since the sky was so clean and full of stars, we turned back to the Ecotrail in the night and made some pictures. During our way up, it was a bit scary I must say. It was very quiet and I couldn’t see anything! We took a lantern, but I had that feeling “if some animal comes behind me, I won’t see it!”, so I was all the time besides Dimi, hahaha!

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Night picture at the Nevyastata Ecotrail – Pamporovo, Rhodope Mountains

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Night picture at the Nevyastata Ecotrail – Pamporovo, Rhodope Mountains

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