"Borovets (formerly known as Cham Koria)" Top 5 Page for this destination Borovec by hekate

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An idea bout the place :)

OK, here is what is written on the hotel Rila site and quite agree with their description:

"Borovets, the first and most famous Bulgarian mountain resort, is situated on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain at an altitude of 1350 meters. The resort enjoys a perfect location right at the foot of Mount Moussala (2925 m), the highest peak on the Balkans. Only 72 km away from Sofia and just 126 km away from Plovdiv, Borovets is easily accessible from all parts of Bulgaria.

In the summer Borovets is just as marvelous as it is in the winter. It offers everything a perfect vacation takes: clean and fresh air, serene centuries-old pine forests, green meadows sprinkled with fragrant flowers and herbs, blue lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks. For nature-lovers the resort is a favorite vacation spot and starting point of many hiking routs in the Rila Mountains. And when the sun has gone down, the resort begins to pulse with the numerous lights of the nightlife..."

Some History

Borovets is the oldest Bulgarian resort, which dates back to 1896, when the mayor of the town of Samokov built a wooden cabin to help cure his wife, who suffered from tuberculosis.

The resort was known under the name of Chamkoria, which translated from Turkish means "Pine forest".

At the beginning of the 20th century Kniaz Ferdinand initiated the building of three palaces - Bistritsa, Sitnyakovo and Saragyol, as well as of Yastrebets Mountain Hut, and thus marks the birth of the attractive mountain resort.

In the 60s and the 70s of the last century the construction of the first hotels and recreation hostels began and they are now an inseparable part of the image of the Borovets Resort Complex.

  • Last visit to Borovec: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 13, 2005
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 6:17 AM

    Happy birthday, Nina! Yes, it does look quite foggy in some of your photos, but I agree it can be nice to walk around in the fog for a while. Looks like a pleasant place to visit.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 7:08 AM

    Ok, I'm hooked, I want to go there.

  • May 18, 2006 at 12:23 AM

    Fabulous place for hiking in the woods Nina! Those icy roads look treacherous though. :))

  • kalenderov's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 2:18 AM

    Хай стига ти фор тудей, майна!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 7:12 AM

    Seems like a good place for me with all the hiking - fresh air & wonderful pine trees! Nice page again Nina

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2005 at 2:42 AM

    Path signs in English - REVOLUTION indeed !! Lovely Rakia's crafts. Am I adllowed to adopt [with a credit to you, of course] the pic as one more fruity beverage in my virtual collection ?

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 7:11 PM

    Gr8 to see that even tho' you're a cat person you liked seeing the cat & do getting along so well! Gr8 updates since my last visit here. Thanks Nina.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2005 at 12:22 PM

    "The disappointing bit is that they turn off the lights around 22:30". Well if I was half way down the ski slope when they turned the lights off, I think I would slightly stronger language than that!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2005 at 2:32 AM

    Beautiful town... when you can see it through the fog!

  • Jun 15, 2005 at 6:00 PM

    Bravo :))) az shte spretna straniza za borovec otkum skiorska gledna to4ka ,taka 4e shte se dopulnim,Eii spomeni ,spomeni...The Blue e priatno miasto ,a ot chernata skala biaha hvurlili niakvi hora po tursko vreme mai - zatova e cherna.


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