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village of Ochusha

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Ochusha is a village in West Bulgaria. It is stuated in Kostenets municipality, Sofia region.

It is 16 km northwest of the town of Kostenets, 30 km northeast of the town of Samokov and 11 km southeast of the village of Pchelin. The capital Sofia is 85 km northwest.

It is located in mountain area in the Ihtiman part of Sredna gora mountain and its altitude is about 593 m. The climate is characterized with hot summer and cold winter. The fall is sunnier and warmer than the spring. The amount of precipitation and the clouds is average and there are not many foggy days.

It consists of six neighborhoods and the permanent population is about 58 people.

There is asphalt road to it, there are water and electricity systems. The mobile operators have coverage. Bus transportation connects it to the municipality.

The town hall and post office are working. The nearest kindergartens, schools and hospitals are on the territory of the town of Kostenets. In the neighboring village of Pchelin there are great opportunities for tourism as there are swimming pools with healing mineral water.

Orthodox temple with historical, cultural and art value is "Vsi Svetii" church in the village of Ochusha, where are preserved icons from the XIX century. 
Only two kilometers away is Ochushkiyat monastery that was constructed in XIX century and rebuilt in 1923. The monastery is complex of one nave and one apse church and residential building. The yard of the monastery is landscaped and suitable for picnic in the nature.

The area is inhabited since old times. Here were living the Thracian tribe Besi. There are a couple of Thracian mounds as well as many ancient inscriptions, remains of Medieval fortress and church. There were found old deposits of iron. All these historical monuments are not yet explored. The surrounding area had strategic importance since ancient times.

For the tourist are intersting the lake of Vili Kostenets that together with the additionally constructed swimming pools and this gives options for fishing and relaxation. On the shore of the lake there is working restaurant.
There is located Kostenski waterfall that the poet and writer Ivan Vazov in 1917 described in "What tha mountain sings" and "Kostenets - notes on the road". The waterfall is in the center of the resort and and it is starting point of all routes in the area. The water falls from height of about 10 m.


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