Welcome to Rila Mountains

The Rila Mountains, 70km south of Sofia, inspire awe for their spiritual history and stark beauty. The ancient Thracians called them ‘mountains of water’: around 200 glacial lakes gleam between these peaks, and ice-cold alpine streams thrash down from their heights.Enormous and largely forested Rila National Park, a peaceful habitat for deer, wild goats and falcons, encompasses more than 800 sq km. At its heart is... Read More

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