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Village of Starchevo

See it on the map Bulgarian properties in Blagoevgrad Region - Starchevo

Starchevo is a village in South-western Bulgaria. It is part of Petrich Municipality, Blagoevgrad region.

It is 73 km south from town of Blagoevgrad, 10 km north-east from town of Petrich, 22 km north-west from the Bulgarian-Greek border at village of Kulata, 15 km west from town of Sandanski, 167 km south-east from city of Sofia. It is located on the main road leading to Zlatarevo checkpoint (28 km) at the Bulgarian-Macedonian border.

Its population is approximately 610 people.

Village of Starchevo spreads out the Petrichka valley, at the south-eastern foot of Ograzhden Mountain. The sea altitude is 131 m.

The climate is transitional-Mediterranean and characterizes with long summer and mild winter.

The climate and natural conditions are favourable for stock-breeding and growing agricultural crops. The settlement is planted with many vineyards, from which the population produces wine.

The village is well-developed. It is provided with electricity, water and communication equipment. There is a town-hall, a community centre with a singing group and a library, a post station, a kindergarten, a dentist centre, a church, commercial areas and guest houses. The local residents have formed a group for hunting poultry. Police officer visits the village once a weak.

Tourism

Starchevo is famous with its proximity to the popular Rupite land and the natural site - Kozhuh Mountain. Rupite is the place where the famous prophet Vanga used to live. Place of interest there is the church 'St Petka Bulgarska' which attracts the tourists all-year-round.

Another place of interest is the local church 'St Mina'. Its holiday and the fair of the village take place on 11 November.

The residents and guests of Starchevo may visit as well village of Marikostinovo (17 km) - popular balneotherapy centre with healing thermal springs, and the smallest town in the country - Melnik (20 km).

Text: Mirela
Photos: panoramio.com

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