Village of Leshten and Kovachevitza

leshten_08Leshten is a mountainous village situated in the western Rhodope Mountain, and 8 kilometers from Garmen about 15 kilometers from Gotse Delchev. The village attracts tourists with its authentic old houses, preserved since the Bulgarian Revival (18th - 19th century). Many of them offer accommodation and you can stay and feel the real authentic atmosphere of this beautiful village. 15 houses in the village were recently reconstructed evoking the spirit of the past.

The local hosts will offer you the most delicious dishes prepared with organic products. Something really beautiful are the cobblestone streets – a pleasant place for touristic walk. You can also see  a beautiful panoramic view of Pirin mountain. Near Leshten are situated 2 other architectural sites: Kovachevitsa and Dolen. Dolen, Ribnovo and the balneological resort of Ognyanovo lies nearby as well. Leshten offers different attractions and activities – mountain hiking, fishing, day trips to nearby landmarks, herb and mushroom gathering.

Must visit in Leshten: A remarkable houses to see are Ilia Poyukov (Panzyuvite houses), Ivan D. Gamishev (Lawyer’s house), Simeon I. Kashev (Pashkotevata house), Stoycho D. Kirichev, Ivan A. Murtev (Murtevata house) and A. God Kirichev.

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