Our tourists can book an excursion. We offer you to visit the old town ot Plovdiv with а guide, tour to the ancient town Chepelare, Shiroka Luka ethnographic village, Bachkovo monastery, Smilyan Village and Momchilovci village.
All of these attractive places are close to Pamporovo.
The tour is on the ridge of the Perelik hill.The length is about 4-5 hours depending on the conditions and physical form of the participants. The tour starts from the Perelik hut and ends in the village of Gela.There are different options to get down depending on the skills of the participants. The tour can be individual or in a group.The price of renting a guide is 250 leva per day – not including transport and equipment costs.
Tourism in Momchilovtsi village
Momchilovtsi is a village in southern Bulgaria, located in the municipality of Smolyan, Smolyan. It is located in Perelik – Prespa part of the Eastern Rhodopes at 1200 m altitude, 16 km. east of the world-famous resort Pamporovo.
The village is easily accessible with a favorable mountain climate, with a distinct Mediterranean influence. Only 50 km. is the largest game breeding area in Bulgaria – Kormisosh. Rock phenomena in the area are the Dupchov stone and the eco-trail “Tornal e Todio”.
The history of Momchilovtsi is based on archaeological finds, Ottoman and Revival documents, interwoven with legends and traditions. Today’s village name is since 1934.The village is named after Momchil Yunak – the last Christian ruler of the Middle Rhodopean region.
The religion of the village is Orthodox Christianity. It is surrounded by 26 chapels of different sizes. They were built after the building of the church in 1836. Near the chapel “St. Iliya” there is a healing water spring – the well-known” miraculous Ayazmo “spring. Ayazmo attracts many people because it has repeatedly established its healing abilities.
In the village there are many houses of old Rhodope style, transformed into private hotels and guest houses. In the tourist information center of Momchilovtsi you can get extensive information about the village as well as hire a tourist guide. In the tourist center are collected very much traditional handmade products of people from Momchilovtsi as souvenirs, blankets, “Rhodope rug” – a blanket with tassels or sheep wool, carvings, icons and many others that can be bought for symbolic prices.
Welcome to Momchilovtsi! Here people are famous for their great hospitality, you will feel like a local resident, even for a few hours!
The village of Smilyan is one of the oldest villages in the Central Rhodopes. It is 15 km away from the town of Smolyan and 20 km from the border with Greece.
Smilyan is known to most people with delicious local beans varieties from which different dishes are prepared. In 2003, for the first time, a holiday of Smilyan beans was held. This tradition continues and this event takes place every last Saturday of November. The feast is revealed by lightning beams of beans.
Also very famous is the dairy in Smilyan. The milk of local cows is very good quality and suitable for the production of different cheeses, yellow cheeses and other dairy products because the cows are mainly fed with hay from the mountain meadows. The village has long been famous for its delicious dairy products, which are prepared by traditional Rhodope recipes. In Smilyan, you can taste Rhodopean cheeses , which are more delicious than famous Swiss, French and Italian dairy products. The pride of local people is Rodopi cheese, which is produced by old technology. You should also try the yoghurt, which is so thick that you can cut it with a knife. Not to mention its healing qualities … Homemade yoghurt contains the bacterium “lactobacillus Bulgaricus” or also the famous “longevity bacterium”. Here you can also try a unique honey; products are sold at symbolic prices.
In Smilyan the guests are in a cozy home atmosphere, where the wine and rakia stocks are inexhaustible. You will participate in an unforgettable show of many dances and Rhodope music.