Stakevtsi is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Belogradchik, Vidin region.
It is situated in a mountainous area 18 km southwest of the town of Belogradchik, 73 km in the same direction from the town of Vidin and 170 kilometers northwest of Sofia city.
The altitude of the village is 540 meters, located in the northern and northwestern slopes of the Balkan Mountains, within the Biosphere reserve "Chuprene". It is accessable by a new asphalt road.
Its population numbers about 244 people.
There is a GP in Stakevtsi, but there are not educational institutions. Residents can count on schools, kindergartens, specialized medical services and dental care in the nearby town of Belogradchik.
The houses of the village are located on both sides of Stakevska river and are connected by many bridges.
Stakevtsi waterfall "Bela voda/White water" - The waterfall is located in a pine forest in "Bela voda" area, untouched nature.
In the area of the village of Stakevtsi are:
Belogradchik Rocks - probably the most famous rock formations in Bulgaria, which are part of the 100 national tourist sites. They are located about 13 km northeast.
"Magura" cave is located about 41 km away. It is one of the most beautiful caves the country, also part of the 100 national tourist sites.
Rakovitsa monastery "Holy Trinity" is located 47 kilometers northwest. It was founded in X-XI century and after the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule it declined. In the XVII century it was restored by St. Pimen of Sofia, but at the end of XVIII century, was burned down. Currently he is restored and constantly operating.
Sources: http://bg.wikipedia.org, http://stakevci.com, Mirela
Photos: http://radiovidin.bnr.bg, http://www.vidin-online.com.