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Elenov dol

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Elenov dol is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Svoge municipality, Sofia region.

It is 5 km south of the village of Gabrovnitsa, 7 km in the same direction from the village of Elisayna and 45 km northeast of the town of Svoge. The capital Sofia is 64 km south.

It is situated in mountain region with picturesque relief and its altitude is about 962 m. The climate is temperate and is characterized by cold winter, coold summer and early coming spring tha in the other parts of the country.

The permanent population is about 77 people.

Bus transportation connects it to the other settlements. Part of the streets are asphalted and with lighting. There are constructed water and electricity systems. The mobile operators have coverage.

Here is functioning store. The nearest GP works in the village of Tompsan (38 km southwest). In the municipality works medical center also there are schools and kindergartens. Specialized hospitals you can find on the territory of the capital.

Landmarks and tourism

Lakatnishki rocks are a complex of rock crowns, slopes, pyramids and pillars, caves and karst springs developed among the rocks of the Triassic system along the western slope of the valley of the Iskar river between Proboinitsa. They represent the most attractive part of the remarkable canyon of the river Iskar. Lakatnishki rocks have been declared a natural monument in 1989.
Lakatnishki rocks are a favorite of climbers from Sofia.
Here in recent years have pushed more than 100 new routes.

Orthodox Monastery of the Seven Thrones (Virgin Mary) is located in the beautiful valley of the relatively small Gabrovnitsa River, the road from the train station Eliseina in the Iskar Gorge. It is part of the 100 tourist sites of Bulgaria. Accessible for vehicles on a narrow asphalt road from the station Eliseina in the Iskar Gorge. Every evening bus goes to the monastery, which makes conection with one of the incoming trains. Among its attractions is the grave of the famous Bulgarian children's writer Zmey Goryanin (1905-1958). In the yard behind the church.

Waterfall Skaklya is the eponymous river running through the eastern mountains Ponor, near Gara Bov. This is one of the highest waterfall in Bulgaria. Descend to 130 feet and impresses with its three cascading surge, the highest of which is lowered from 80 feet. Skaklya height is fourth in the country and was declared a landmark in 1978 in the winter wild crystal waters of the waterfall and freeze Skaklya becoming one of the most popular places for ice climbing in the country.

Vazov Eco path - named after the writer Ivan Vazov, who created some of his work here. It was partially reconstructed. The route starts at Danganovtsi neighborhood (near Bov village) and passes near the valley of Treskavets river, it also passes Iskar river south of the village of Gara Bov and then is the villey of Skaklya river named after the eponymous karst spring and goes up near the water fall to Zasele village. The route leads to Zimevitsa village trough St Petka church. Today it is a tourist destination with growing popularity.

Sources: Mirela
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