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Shtarkelovo gnezdo area

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Shtarkelovo gnezdo is a villa settlement on the banks of Iskar Dam, Sofia region.

It is located 200 m away from the road fork for the restaurant and camping with the same name. The area is set on the banks of Iskar Dam and on the road Sofia-Samokov.

The settlement is 33 km south-east from city of Sofia, 50 km west from town of Ihtiman, 16 km north from town of Samokov and 25 km in the same direction from Borovets ski resort.

Shtarkelovo gnezdo is quiet, tranquil and picturesque holiday resort, set on the western banks of Iskar Dam. It is at the foot of Plana Mountain. The access is round-the-year by an asphalt road.

The area is provided with electricity. Water is supplied by reservoirs or private water sources. It is constructed with hotels, guest houses, new villas and houses for permanent living. The region is guarded by private companies.

Regular transportation to the resort - buses and taxi routes from city of Sofia. The main road Sofia-Samokov is less than one kilometre away.


The region is perfect for recreation and tourism all-year-round. Excellent conditions for ski, mountain walks, fishing, water sports, SPA procedures, hunting and even climbing.

Iskar Dam has the biggest water capacity from all dams in Bulgaria. It is located on Iskar River and is used for water supply in city of Sofia and electrical energy production. Fishermen may catch various species of fish: common roach, zander, carassius, perch, carp bream, European chub, sheat-fish, Danube bleak, common rudd, carp, etc. Excellent conditions for water sports.

Plana Mountain characterizes with paths easy for walking, beautiful panoramic places and small fountains.

In close proximity is the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria - Borovets. It is located 1300 m above the sea level and is easily accessible by the whole country. The resort is a preferred place for recreation and a starting point for many tourist routes in Rila Mountain.

Text and pictures: Mirela

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