Kichevo is a village in North-Eastern Bulgaria, part of Aksakovo municipality, Varna region. It lies right next to Varna-Albena road and is located 25 km away from the municipal center of Aksakovo, 15 km away from the regional city of Varna, 20 km away from Golden Sands resort and 17 km away from Albena resort.
The climate is temperate-continental with distinct four seasons. The relief is flat-hilly. The population of the village numbers to approximately 1 800 people. The former name of the village used to be Jeferly. Its current name the village "owes' to the beautiful, tufty /in Bulgarian "kichest" means tufty/ poplar trees growing near the natural water sources scattered around the village. Altitude - 360 m.
In spite of being a big village, Kichevo is one of the most peaceful settlements in the area. The air is crystal clear throughout the year and this is one of the reasons why many people from Varna would choose to live in the village year-round.
In Kichevo there is a secondary school, a kindergarten, a community center with a library, a hostel, an Orthodox church, a doctor's office, grocery shops, a restaurant, a stable, a post-office, a mayoralty, a guest-house, a petrol station, a car-station etc.
The infrastructure in the village is excellent. The roads are in a very good condition. The residents of the village may take advantage on all kinds of modern conveniences - mobile communications, internet, satellite TV. The village is rich in natural springs - 6 water fountains are providing pure, delicious spring water. Sewerage has partially been built in the village. Regular public transportation (bus-lines Nos. 26, 27, 28, 33) connect the village to the city of Varna and the nearby villages.
Several foreign families reside in Kichevo year-round.
Good traditions have been developed in the field of education, community center activities, environment preservation. Each autumn the village becomes the venue of a folklore festival with the participation of amateur and professional folklore ensembles from all settlements in the municipality.
Several private enterprises are functioning on the territory of Kichevo - a department for the production of detergents, a food packaging department, an agricultural co-operation and a poultry farm. The regional representative office of Honda Corporation is also located in the village.
Nowadays Kichevo is a very popular village and there is a serious interest to the building plots for sale in the area. Currently a modern villa settlement is being constructed in the outskirts of the village.
The main occupation of the locals is the plant-growing. Many of the inhabitants of the village now are engaged into the private enterprises in Kichevo, in the field of services and tourism.
It is remarkable that only 10 km away from the city of Varna there is a place where the air is crystal clear, the forests are dense and fresh spring water flows. Many tour-operators have chosen areas near the village as an excursion destination for their tourists. In these areas there are small summer houses where one could sit down, relax and enjoy the beautiful nature.
The proximity to the big city and the wonderful natural resources turn Kichevo into a desirable destination and are excellent conditions for the development of both eco and rural tourism.
Sources: www.narodnodelo.bg; www.wikipedia.bg