Momtchilovtci - Picturesque Bulgarian town in the heart of the Rhodope mountains.
picturesquely in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains at an altitude of 1,200 m,
Momchilovtsi lies 240 km from Sofia, 100 km
from Plovdiv and
150 km from Smolian. The
surrounding area boasts a favourable geographic location and sufficient natural
factors to make it a popular holiday target: good transport access, mountain
climate with a marked Mediterranean influence, clear steams abounding in Balkan
trout, a wealth of wild fruit, herbs and mushrooms, rich and varied fauna,
protected natural phenomena and wildlife reserves.
The population is approx. 3000 people and a large number of the residents are
enthusiastic participants in the life of Rhodope dance and musical folklore.
The preserved original folklore, customs and crafts offer you the unique
chance to acquire basic skills in hobby courses on wood-carving, weaving typical
Rhodope fabrics and rugs, Bulgarian embroidery, folk dances, playing the Rhodope
bagpipe, etc. You can also take part in the preparation and staging of
traditional folk fairs and celebrations of Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter,
St. George's Day, St. Elija's Day, etc. In the village there is a group for
authentic folklore whose members are prepared to offer active assistance to
participants in the summer seminar. Momchilovtsi has all the facilities for
study and practice. There are classrooms with wooden floors for dance, rooms for
music and singing, and workshops for the arts and crafts.
Momchilovtsi offers a number of small, private, well furnished and cosy
hotels in several categories that can offer comforts and service in accordance
with the individual wishes of the participants.
The nearby vicinity offers excellent conditions for outings, hiking tours,
half-day and one-day excursions to interesting natural and man made landmarks,
cave exploration, photo-safaris, fishing and various other outdoor recreational
activities such as heliotherapy, jogging, etc. In addition, the region is a
paradise for hunters. Bulgaria's largest hunting ground - Kormisosh - is located
15 km from Momchilovtsi.