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Welcome to the Western Rhodopes Region!

Get to know its riches – smiling, hospitable people, delicious food, great views, fresh air, rich history and culture! Rhodope Mountains are magnificent and in its west share in their embrace the  municipalities of Borino, Bratsigovo, Devin and Dospat are expecting you! Here on the winding mountain paths in the shade of old forests Orpheus charmed people and animals with his artful lyre. Follow us in his footsteps!...


Western Rhodopes is a tourist region which comprises the teritory of four municipalities: Borino, Bratsigovo, Devin and Dospat, all of which are neighboring regions, with...

Скалето, Забележителности в Западни родопи


With its raw, yet soft nature – alternating sharp rocks, cliffs and canyons, and rounded ridges and pastures, lush and calm waters, ancient green...

Проект Богатствата за Западни Родопи, лого


The Regional tourist product of the municipalities of Borino, Bratsigovo, Devin and Dospat was developed within the European project The Treasures of Western Rhodopes,...


от - Mar 31, 2014

For keen fans of ecotourism  Western Rhodopes region offers interesting encounters with wildlife – a special tourist infrastructure for observation in their natural habitat of bears, grouse, wild goats, eagles, otters and others is built. Here you can merge with  nature and to capture the most amazing photos, with which you can boast for a lifetime! You will have the opportunity to explore the Western Rhodopes – wondrous and wild! Here you can entertain your children with educational tours to the Brown Bear’s cave and the Brown Bear’s museum, to take them on a trip for wildlife observation, and optional – boating on the Tsankov Kamak dam  or Dospat lake, and also to take them on a trip to the newest protected area in the region – Valley of Devin River on a specially constructed trail Struilitsa-Kaleto-Lakata. It is worth visiting the unique ramp Eagle Eye from which a spectacular view towardz Buynovo Gorge is revealed. The rare birds inhabiting the region provide exceptional experiences for lovers – ornithologists. Here one can see the golden eagle, falcon, peregrine falcon, lesser kestrel, corncrake, capercaillie, hazel, gray and black woodpecker and others. A special path of type Via Ferrata is built in Trigrad Gorge to offer monitoring of rare species and birds. In June in the protected area Kastrakli a superb variety of butterflies can be seen. If you love horses and want to ride, equestrian centers in the region will offer you a horse...

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Rural Tourism

от - Mar 31, 2014

The Western Rhodopes Region is an excellent place to practice rural tourism – in its borders are nested the popular villages Yagodina, Borino and Trigrad which traditionally develop it. As the demand is growing they were joined by cities Bratcigovo, Devin, Dospat and villages Ravnogor, Chala and Buynovo. Unspoiled nature, beautiful landscapes and hospitable hosts will make your holiday unforgettable.  The cosines of local friendly villages will stay in your hearts forever. The unique nature of the Western Rhodopes dispels stress and fills the soul with joy and excitement! Here the kind farmers greet with a homemade cheese and milk, traditional Rhodope dishes, healing mountain tea and homemade jam from strawberries and blueberries. Your peaceful vacation in a rural atmosphere can be complemented by your choice with a walk on horseback or on foot, by bicycle or boat, fishing trip or visiting craft shops, churches, chapels and mosques. A real pleasure for lovers of rural tourism is the possibility of direct involvement in a village life. Here you can learn to cut wood, to mow grass, to milk a cow, a goat or a sheep, to cook under the leadership of the hostess and to put on a traditional costume and participate in a folklore...

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от - Mar 2, 2014

Pictures from Western Rhodopes Tourist Region It is impossible to explore the magnificent Rhodope Mountains in a few days, it is impossible to signify their beauty in a few words or to capture their diversity and spirit in just few pictures. And yet, sometimes we stumble across a photo, full of colour and flavour that seemed to absorb the essence of the place and manages to transmit it over time and space. We tried to select such photos in this gallery. Enjoy! Photogallery BULGARIAN MEMORY Photogallery CULTURAL EVENTS AND TRADITION Photogallery  HELTH AND SPA TOURISM Photogallery WOLF...

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от - Feb 24, 2014

This site was created by a group of adherents who love the mountains in order to help lovers of tourist trips to explore the region of Western Rhodopes, to find their piece of sky, their spectacular view, their favorite route there. We hope this site will contribute to the successful development of tourist business in the region. We also hope to kindle your curiosity and thirst for knowledge, emotions and adventures. But most of all we hope to meet you with good and interesting people – people who will welcome you in the villages and towns of the Western Rhodopes. If you have recommendations and ideas, forward your suggestions to the following e-mail address:...

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от - Feb 24, 2014

The Second Edition of Devin Dance Festival Was Held in July From 24th till 26th of July 2015 Devin danced again! Municipality of Devin and Devin Dance Club had organized the second edition of Devin Dance Festival. The main goal of the festifal is to preserve intangible cultural heritage and, in particular, to promote and protect Bulgarian folklore. Amateur ensembles, dance schools and clubs meet again in the town of Devin to show the beauty of native songs and dances. Eligible to participate in the event were dance groups, amateur ensembles, schools, groups and clubs, with no age restrictions. The festival was not a competition. The second edition of Devin Dance Festival, as well as the first one, held in 2014, was opened with the performance of folklore singer Nadejda Bashov and Emil Cholakov bagpie performer. On the streets of Devin with their colorful clothes marched several dance clubs from the town of Krumovgrad, Karlovo, Razlog, Devin, Devin’s district Nastan and the village of Grohotno. The festivities ended with a lavish fireworks and lively dance that filled the square in the center of Devin. The second edition was even more colorful, more motley and more joyful than the first one!Read more Second Successful Participation of the Tourist Region Western Rhodopes to the EMITT Travel Exhibition, Istanbul 2015 From 22th till 25th of January 2015 г., the tourist region Western Rhodopes was successfully presented for the second time at one of the biggest tourist exhibition in the world – East Mediterranean International Travel & Tourism Exhibition 2015 (EMITT), Istanbul. The participation of the tourist region Western Rhodopes was part of the national stand of Republic of Bulgaria. Many interesting meetings were held, including ones with the Mayor of Gelibolu (Republic of Turkey) and the Mayor of Çanakkale (Republic of Tourkey). The main topic of the meetings was establishing a partnership in the sectors of culture, agriculture and tourism. The  opportunities for participation of our folklore and dance groups and ensembles in festivals organized in Turkey, and the participation of Turkish groups in feasts of the municipalities Devin, Dospat, Borino and Bratsigovo were discussed. There were also meetings with many tour operators and tour agents to whom  the regional tourism product “The riches of the Western Rhodopes” was presented.  Many meetings were held with immigrants from Bulgaria to Turkey, which with interest got acquainted with the conditions for tourism in the region.Read more Tourist Region Western Rhodopes Presented at WTM London Between 3rd and 6th of November 2014, a team from the four municipalities of Borino, Bratsigovo, Devin and Dospat participated in the world’s largest exhibition for tourism – WTM (World Travel Market) held in London. Despite the many problems...

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