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General information about Chepelare

View to Chepelare
View to Chepelare

Chepelare is the highest town in Bulgaria, located at 1200 m altitude in the hearth of the Rhodopes. The distance to Pamporovo is only 10 km, 220 km to Sofia and 70 km to Plovdiv. The earliest reference to the city dates back to the Neolithic and in V - VI century the Slavs founded a settlement, which existed until the invasion of the Ottoman troops, which destroyed it completely. The modern town was established after the Liberation and developed as a cultural, educational and economic center of the region. The climate in Chepelare is continental, as this is one of the sunniest villages in the country with over 270 sunny days per year. The snow cover lasts between 80 and 100 days and the winter is mild and warm. The spring comes much later and the summer is fresh and cool, which makes the region suitable for tourism during the whole year.

Chepelare has several ski slopes, among which is the longest in Bulgaria (over 5 km), two chair lifts and several small drags. The slopes are open from December to April, depending on the amount of snow. The good conditions and the proximity to Pamporovo make the region attractive and popular ski destination.

Virtual walk in Chepelare

Tourist sites around Chepelare

Central part of the town
Central part of the town
  • Museum of Rhodope Karst - the only one of its kind in the Balkans. In the exhibition you can see a variety of minerals, crystals, the lower jaw of a leopard - an animal that inhabited the region in the past and restored skeleton of a cave bear, reaching 4.5 m in height.
  • Museum of Rhodope Karst - the only one of its kind in the Balkans. In the exhibition you can see a variety of minerals, crystals, the lower jaw of a leopard - an animal that inhabited the region in the past and restored skeleton of a cave bear, reaching 4.5 m in height.
  • Church "St. Athanasius" - was built only for 40 days in 1834.
  • Architectural reserve Shiroka Luka – There are over 100 cultural monuments in the village, which is why it has been declared an architectural and ethnographic reserve. This is the birthplace of many famous Bulgarian folk singers and musicians, mostly bagpipers.

The best hotels in Chepelare according to Booking.com

  • Sonata Hotel and Restaurant
  • Dragushinovo Boutique Chalet Hotel
  • Four Seasons Villa
  • Family Hotel Zodiac
  • The Castle Hotel

Car hire in Chepelare

If you plan to visit Chepelare and have not yet booked your rental car, you may do so by using our reservations left. You can use Sofia as a starting point for your trip to Bulgaria. Top Rent A Car offers direct deliveries to all sea, ski and golf resorts in Bulgaria.

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Chepelare By Marina Gatova [ GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons