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Rhodope Mountains

Krumovgrad – The Rhodopean Klondike

Krumovgrad is a small town in the Eastern Rhodopes. They call it ¨the Rhodopean Klondike¨ because of the gold mine in the city. Krumovgrad is the third largest in the district after Kardzhali and Momchilgrad. The town was named after the Bulgarian Khan Krum. Until 1934, the name of Krumovgrad was Koshu kawak, which comes…

In the “kingdom” of the crystals in Madan

Crystals are known to concentrate with energy and dance with light. We no longer tolerate the fact that they have healing properties. So falling into a place where hundreds of crystal glasses shine in glass displays is an unforgettable experience. This “kingdom” of glittering stones is found in the Crystal Museum in Madan. It is…

Chernichevo village

Chernichevo (Bulgarian: Черничево) is an old Bulgarian village situated in the Eastern part of Rhodope Mountains. Its original Bulgarian name is “Dunyata” (Bulgarian: Дунята). It lies on a region with an ancient history and rich past. Near the settlement there are seven dolmens from the time of the Thracians and ruins of a medieval fortress…