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village of Opletnya

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

It is 24 km northeast of the capital Svoge, 7 km northwest of the village of Elisayna, 7 km east of the village Gara Lakatnik and 15 km northeast of the village Gara Bov. The capital Sofia is 66 km south.

It is situated in mountain region in the picturesque defile of Iskar river and its altitude is 421 m. The territory falls within the temperate climate zone. For the weather are typical the cold winter, the cool summer and the early coming fall.

The permanent population is about 88 people.

Bus and railway transportation connect it to the other settlements. The main streets are aspahlted and with lightning. There is water and electricity systems.

Here are functioning store and community center. GP works in the village Gara Bov. Medical center you will find in the town of Svoge and the specialized hospitals on the territory of the capital. The nearest school and kindergarten are in the village of Gara Lakatnik.

According to the legend the name of the village is derived from the braided hair of young woman who were twisted around the biggest tree.

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.

The favorable conditions for rock climbing in the summer, the considerably easy access and the breathtaking view are paramount to development of this kind of tourism and sport which is not the situation at the moment.

Iskar river is favourite place for relaxation and fishing.

The 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 valley 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.

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