Bulgaria is a land of magical beauty and ancient myths. There is such a village here in the most remote corner of the Rhodope Mountains where those myths and legends are intertwined with the sound of bagpipes and the smell of homemade bread, where lush meadows alternate with high ridges. A village where timelessness exists. It is located where all roads end at 3750 ft altitude, an hour and a half drive from the Greek border. The village of Kiselchovo represents the lifestyle and architecture that could be both impressively medieval looking with solid stone walls and small paved streets as well as colorful and charming in a completely unexpected manner. Only 8 people live here year-round now. The hospitality of those residents and the energy which the mountain carries transform everyone who visits the village. Rhodope is one of the few mountain ranges in the world with such high level of negative air ionization. According some scientific research it helps brain’s alfa waves and stimulates the therapeutic, antibacterial and antiviral processes in the body.
Our guest house Ethno Art Room is on the southern slope of Kiselchovo and offers the best view not only in the village but in the surrounding area. Many eco-, bike and horse trails are nearby the guest house as well as archeological and nature sights. The local guides speak English and the hostess Roumy will get you in touch with them or can even help you with booking your appointment upfront.
Eco trails from Ethno Art Room
the view from here is always stunning regardless of the season. Route – follow the blue and white markers that begin from Ethno Art Room. Duration an hour and a half hike one way from Ethno Art Room; elevation gain 400 meters (1300 ft)