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The oldest name of Vitosha mountain is "Skopar" - V B.C. "Skompos","Skopios"etc which comes from the latin word "Scopius" meaning steep mountain. Today this name remains only in some parts on the southern slopes of the mountain - the Area Skoparnika and the peak with the same name.
With its present name Vitosha is known from the middle ages. At first it was a name of an area that got transfered afterwards to the whole mountain.It means two peaked mountain . That's how look the two highest peaks - Cherni Vrah/ Black Peak /2290m and Goliam Rezen 2277m that differ only with 13 m. About the origin of the name there are different opinions.Some consider it being Slave, others Thracian.
Compared to our other mountains,Vitosha is not big - from north to south she measures 23km ,and from east to west 18km.
Her average altitude is 1500m.
She is surrounded by all sides with high altitude valleys :
Sofia Valley at the North - 550m altitude
Pernik Valley at West - 750m altitude
Samokov Valley at South - 950 m of altitude
at the Southwest through Verila mountain she connects with Rila and at southeast is the low altitude Plana mountain.
Naroden park Vitosha Official website and Naroden park Vitosha
A View to the Skiing area Called The Wall - Stenata and the ridge where the Romanski Lift runs.... I think if you look closer you'll see the pilons supporting the lift
Vitosha mountain is a 4 seasons recreation area. You can ski in winter ....
hike climb or fly with a parachute over Sofia. Pick mushrooms and wild berries, lay at the sun or refresh yourself in the numerous rivers. All this is possible , just some half an hour from the center of Sofia
- Pros:Home Sweet Home! We are so blessed 2 have u mother Vitosha!!!!
- Cons:Pollution due to the proximity with Sofia
- In a nutshell:A Wonderful recreation area for all 4 seasons, some 30 minutes from the center of Sofia
In the beginning of mai 2005 this is how Vitosha looked like :))) No lifts in operation of course ,so if you feel like... more travel advice
Vitosha is really a windy b itch especially at the top....nothing to protect you there than your windstopping clothes.... more travel advice
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