Devin

Devin

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The town of Devin is located at a distance of 30 km from one of the most famous winter resorts in Bulgaria – Pamporovo and 90 km away from the international airport in Plovdiv /the third biggest city in Bulgaria/. The town is situated at the foot of the Rhodopes, well-known for its combination of beautiful untouched nature, diverse relief, curative climate, healing mineral springs, rich flora and fauna, as well as the various natural and cultural landmarks.

The most dynamically developing and prospective sector in the region of the town of Devin is that of recreation and tourism. The town has at its disposal both resources and potential for the development of different forms of modern tourism such as ecological (ecotourism), village, hunting and fishing, ski, archaeological, cultural and balneological tourism.

Two of the most impressive caves in Bulgaria are situated near Devin – Dyavolskoto garlo and Yagodinska peshtera. For the extreme sport lovers there are many barely studied caves, hunting and fishing fans can not complain of lack of conditions either. During the winter season you can practice ski-tourism – in Pamporovo skiers are provided with 25 km of ski runs for alpine skiing with different difficulty level and 30 km. of long-run ski tracks. In immediate proximity there is the Trigrad Gorge, as well as the architectural and folklore reservation of Shiroka Luka.

By the end of 2010 the construction of the hydroelectric power project of Tsankov Kamak including a lake along the Valley of Vacha River with a volume of 111 m3and the Water Power Plant Tsankov Kamak is to be completed. The lake starts from the center of Devin and is 19 km in length.

In parallel to the lake, along the mountain ridge a new road is presently undergoing completion, also with a length of 19 km. This will make travelling from the Plovdiv airport to Devin considerably faster, about 1 hour by car, and respectively about 2 hrs from Sofia airport to Devin.

The new road and the picturesque countryside around Tsankov Kamak combined with the remarkable landscape and beautiful canyons additionally stimulate the development of the tourism sector in the region.

Bulgaria ranks among the first in Europe for the variety and number of mineral springs. This fact, the higher interest towards ecological, winter and spa tourism during recent years, as well as our membership in the European Union makes the country an attractive destination for tourists from Western Europe and Russia. This also implies a trend towards considerable increase of tourist flow to Spa Hotel Orpheus.

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