The Area


The village of Kipilovo is perfectly situated for exploring. It is:

  • 3 km from the next village Starra Reka which has a few bigger shops and good wines
  • 24 km from Kotel
  • 31 km from Elena
  • 48 km from the city of Sliven which is home to a fabulous fresh produce market, pretty cafes, bars, restaurants and major supermarkets, gallery, museum and stores
  • 60 km from Veliko Turnovo the historic town popular with tourists
  • 145 km from the seaside city of Bourgas, the airport and the Black Sea coast resorts of Sunny Beach and more
  • 200 km from Plovdiv airport
  • 240 km from Varna (plus airport) on the Black sea coast
  • 325 km from Sofia airport

There is so much to explore and see in the area, below are just a few places recommended by visitors:

  • The chocolate box villages of Zheravna
  • North of Sliven the nature park Sinite Kamuni or Blue Rocks is situated and is a paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers and climbers. The nature park is accessible by chair lift from the town and accessible by car. It boasts a great variety of birds including the Egyptian Vulture and has a lake for picnics and fishing.
  • The region is rich in rock and cave formations: One of the most popular caves is the Zmeiovi or Dragons cave about 5 km from Sliven. There is an underwater river in the cave approximately 150 metres in length. There are many waterfalls in the area, The Dragons Cave, The Camel Step and Sunny Meadow to name a few.
  • The Sliven Museum of History, Museum of Revival Arts, the Hadzhi Dimitur House Museum, the Drama Theatre and the Puppet Theatre are just a few of the many things to see.
  • Sliven has a railway and a bus station and is on the main Sofia to Bourgas highway. In September a major rally (car race) is held here in the mountains and many folklore festivals are celebrated in traditional costume.