Belasitsa is a village in South-western Bulgaria. It is part of Petrich Municipality, Blagoevgrad Region.
Belasitsa nestles in hilly land, at the northern slopes of Belasitsa Mountain, in Podgorie area. It is 500 m above the sea level. Strumeshnitsa and Ivanik Rivers pass nearby.
The climate is transitional-Mediterranean, with hot, long summer and mild, short winter.
The population is approximately 1100 people.
The village is with well-developed infrastructure. It is provided with electricity, water, partial sewerage system and communication equipment. There is a town-hall, a post office, a police officer on duty, an elementary school, a kindergarten, a doctor, a dentist and commercial areas. The temple of St Prophet Iliya is a monument of culture.
The traditional fair takes place on 20th July - the holiday of St Iliya.
The region is with well-developed fruit growing (cherries, peaches) and vegetable growing.
Belasitsa is a coquettish and tranquil village nestling at the foot of the mountain. It is located on the territory of Belasitsa Natural Park, which is the newest natural park in Bulgaria. The park was created to preserve the century-old beech-tree and chestnut-tree forests, the protected plants and animals, representatives of unique species and eco-systems. The park is perfect for eco-tourism.
The region of the village is convenient for organizing mountain walks, hunting, fishing, chestnut and mushroom gathering.
Village of Marikostinovo (21 km) is popular balneal centre. In north-western direction of the village are the hot mineral springs suitable for healing bone diseases.
Internet source: bg.wikipedia.org
Pictures: belasitsa.com; panoramio.com