Alino is a village in Western Bulgaria. It is located in Samokov municipality, Sofia District.
It is 45 km south of Sofia and 18 km west of Samokov, 27 km southeast of the resort Borovets.
The population numbers about 336 people.
Situated in a picturesque valley between the mountains Rila, Verila, Vitosha and Plana, at an altitude of about 940 m.
The climate is temperate continental. On it affects the proximity of the mountains. They stop the violent winds and snowdrifts. Typically there are cool summers and long winters.
The area is very rich in water. In the village is a small river, and two others running around.
Large Stocks of thermal waters. In Belchinski bani there is mineral spring temperature of which is 41ºC with proven curative and preventive effects.
Alino dam is located in close proximity, only 31 km to the northeast is the Iskar dam.
The village is well laid out with maintained infrastructure. There are library and town hall. Educational and health facilities have in Samokov, a doctor - in Belchin, 8 km away.
Regular bus service connects it with the settlements in the municipality and Sofia.
Near the village (about 6-7 km to the northeast) in Plana mountain is Alinski Monastery St. Spas with interesting wall paintings of 17 th century. Near the monastery is the Lily of the valley rock. From it constantly fall drops healing water.
Nearby are the ruins of medieval fortress Alinsko Kale. The remains of the fortress wall in places reaches a height of 2.5 meters. In the past, the walls are fenced yard about 3 acres. The fortress was studied by archaeologists.
Immediately above the village in a beautiful pine forest is located Alino dam which is popular with fishermen in the region.
5 km from Alino is healing spa resort Belchinski Bani. Mineral water has a very high temperature and is used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system and others.
Not far from the village begins the territory of Rila National Park. It is the largest in Bulgaria and one of the largest in Europe. It was created in order to conserve forest, subalpine ecosystems, forming a unique natural complex. The area of the reserve is 12 393.7 ha and covers a considerable area around the village of Beli Iskar and Musala. It is a favorite spot for tourists, nature lovers and naturalists. Huts in the Park and maintained network of trails create conditions for the practice of hiking.