What is extremely unusual and expects the traveler in the gorge? First – Kresna is one of the few places in Bulgaria where you can jump in protective gear, then a further seven people in an inflatable boat with an experienced instructor to grill down with screams of wild Struma on a rafting circle.
Another route is adventurous trip to the canyon of the river Sheitan Dere. Originally walk along the river, there is no path along the side and before you reach the unique rock goes through a deep waist. After this obstacle leads to a large waterfall and natural pool. At this place they call him the boiler, because the pit is surrounded by cliffs, and “bottom” of the boiler is a great beach in the summer.
10 km from the main road on the left is Oshtava village and nearby are the lukewarm spa of the village. They are primitive huts with small lakes but are filled with healing hot mineral water. And last but not least is a village Vlahi. It comes as a bonus with its incredible scenery and idyllically pastoral. Located between Kosovo and Vlahinska River. Nearby the village is the waterfall where you can try canyoning. The village was born Yane Sandanski – heroes who died for the freedom of Bulgaria, who is singing in one of the best Macedonian songs. Up to 800-year-old plane tree that grows in the center, the monument to revolutionary. In the past Vlahi was large settlement – educational center. Were developed livestock, tobacco, wine and trade.
Now living in the village about 12 permanent residents. Since most houses are only crumbling stone walls, perched on the steep rocky terrain. Along with whimsical sculptures earth around the ruins create unique one of the village. Two projects of NGOs operating in Wallachia. The biggest project now aims to protect the three breeds selected by Karakachans – Karakachan horse, sheep and dog.
Another project is working to CVS Bulgaria and Switzerland SCI building Ecocenter “Vlach”. Organization for several years raising volunteers from around the world to restore the school building. Young people learn to work on ecological technology Pirin. Bricks made of clay, stone walls lining, hammering with adzes mud floor.
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