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village of Mezek

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Mezek is situated in Southern Bulgaria and is a part of Svilengrad municipality, Haskovo region.

It is situated 10 km southwest of Svilengrad, 25 km northwest of Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint frontier and about 75 km southeast of Haskovo.

The population is about 420 people.

Тhe terrain is lowland with an average altitude of 167 m. Цlimate is continental-Mediterranean, characterized by mild and rainy winters with average temperatures above freezing and hot summers with temperatures averaging around 25 °C.

The infrastructure of the village includes some paved streets and lighting, electrification, water supply system, partial sewerage system, mobile phone coverage, telephone and cable TV.

At about 20 km northeast the European route E80 passes, as well as a stretch of A3 "Maritza" highway.

There is regular bus transport from Svilengrad.

The village has a town hall, a post office, a library, a kindergarten and a church. It has a network of retail outlets and restaurants.

GP is at disposal for the residents, specialized medical help can be found in Svilengrad or Haskovo.

In the region are developed agriculture and stock-breeding.


At about 25 km away is located Ivaylovgrad dam, which was built in 1964 and has 64 km of coastline. Its waters are rich in fish, which makes it suitable for fishing. Water sports can be practised as well.

In close proximity is Mezek winery (in the village also has a small boutique winery of the same name) where you can try authentic local wines. Beneath the fortress lies a complex of new bungalow-houses, tennis court, restaurant and mini-hotel under construction. All this allows the development of wine tourism.

In 2006, an eco-trail is marked with a length of about 7 km - from the center of the village to the Sheinovets peak.

In 2008 Mezek was declared an eco-village and in 2009 the village gets seal for an unique European settlement.

Near the village there are three historical and archaeological sites. One is the Thracian tomb from the third quarter of the fourth century BC, which is one of the best preserved medieval castles in our land. The second is a Byzantine fortress and the third is the dome tomb just before the peak of Sheinovets.

Sources: http://bg.wikipedia.org

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