Guest house "Eco Complex Katunishte", hidden in the beautiful hillside of the village Katunishte, welcome you to the heart of the mountain Stara Planina. Experience the authentic atmosphere of the Bulgarian village while enjoying the conveniences of the modern day. The location of the eco complex offers amazing scenery, while the peacefulness and quietness of the village make for a pleasant, desirable and a restful vacation away from the busy daily life. The clean mountain air, the green environment, and the magical views will all make your morning cup of coffee all the more enjoyable. Whether you need some true rest and relaxation for yourself or for your family, or you just want to get away from all the noise, we welcome you to come and enjoy your stay with us. The climate is exceptionally mild throughout the winter and cool during the summer days, which makes the village of Katunishte appropriate for your vacation all year round!Book Now!
Guest house "Eco complex Katunishte" offers 5 double rooms, 3 rooms for three, 1 room for four people, and 1 family room. Each room is fitted with its own bathroom, satellite TV, Air Conditioner, and wireless Internet. We have three cozy taverns accommodated with fully equipped kitchens. Refrigerators, stove ovens, portable BBQ grills, coffee machine, and microwave oven. The fire places in the taverns are ready to use during the winter season. One of the taverns offers a furnace for all kinds of culinary temptations. The spacious yard of the complex offers a swimming pool, BBQ pit, playground area, gazebos, benches, and a zoo area.
Katunishte rests on a sunny southern mountainside overlooking Neykovska river and its houses help preserve the charm and the atmosphere of the not so familiar, yet having an appeal of their own sites in Bulgaria. Having preserved the authentic architecture of the Kamchiya house style, all the 130 house in the village are declared to be architectural monuments. The village has the status of an architectural reservation since 1988. It's the birth place of several prominent war chiefs among whom is Kara Tanas (1780 - 1860), whose home you could find on the main road by the river. Narrow cobblestone streets weave between the houses reminiscent of the spirit of days past. And right in front of town hall is preserved the old drinking fountain where you can quench your thirst with a sip of cold water during the hot summer days. In the yard of town hall you will find the building of the church "Sveta Troica" (Holy Trinity) built in the 19th century. Unfortunately, due to the small amount of the actual residents of Katunishte, the church opens doors only during official holidays. The quietness, the restfulness and the unaltered feel of nature's beauty, all attract more and more tourists and visitors to the village. Within close range are the world famous architectural reservations: Jeravna village (7 km northwest) and Medven village (8 km northeast), which are part of the 100 national tourist attractions of the Bulgarian union of tourism. Katunishte is a village in Southeast Bulgaria. It falls under the jurisdiction of town Kotel and in the province area of town Sliven. It lays at about 42km northeast of Sliven, 13km south of Kotel, 8km southeast of Jeravna village, 109km northwest of Burgas, and 346km east of Sofia.
Katunishte village is located in the east region of the mountain Stara Planina at 457m above sea level. Neykovska river runs through the territory of the village. Winters are short and mild and summers are pleasant and cool. The population of Katunishte is about 30 people.
Sava Filaretov was born on October 20th, 1825, in a village called Zheravna. Since 1843 until 1848, he was a teacher in Shumen. His better education, Sava Filaretov got in the Greek School in Kurucesme, in Istanbul, later in the High School in Odessa (1849-1852), and the Moscow University. When he came back in Bulgaria, he started working as a teacher in Sofia, where the First Girls’ school was opened. Filaretov was a community activist, he was, also, very active fighter for Christianity and associate for Bulgarian and Russian Newspapers.
At the Memorial House of “Rusi Tchorbadjian” can be seen very interesting exposition, that shows, the most popular in Zheravna, crafts from the Renaissance period. Also the huge loom and the fine linen fabric, made by the women in Zheravna.
The home of Jordan Jovkov, one of the most respected Bulgarian writers (1880-1937), is located at “Golo Burdo” square. Jovkov lived there until he was 13 years old, when his entire family moved in Dobrudja. The house became a museum in 1957. The collection of pictures, documents and manuscripts, tells the story of Jovkov’s life. The house is huge, one-story structure; there are two rooms and a small vestibule. The first room is typical for this part of the country, it is the place where the family slept. In the other room can be found a collection of Jordan Jovkov’s literature works.
The Gallery in the beautiful village Zheravna is located at the two-stored building of the Old School. The building’s architecture is from XIX century. It is in the “ Cherkovna Mahala”, very close to the “St. Nikolaj” church. The place was the cultural and educational center, in this part of the country, and now is a stage for some of the most popular Bulgarian painters. The Gallery keeps more than 400 works of some of the most famous painters, and is also special hall where the paintings of Christo Todorov (one of the founders) are placed.
The festival is created in 2008 by the idea of Christo Ivanov Dimitrov - a producer, a choreographer and a director of the National Folklore Ensemble “Bulgare”. They made an attractive wedding with the folklore singer Albena Veskova, where all the guests, more than 400 people, were wearing traditional Bulgarian costumes. The ceremony was in Teteven mountains and was conducted entirely according the old Bulgarian traditional wedding customs.
The Scientific Museum in Kotel is one of the richest in Bulgaria. On over 1000 m2, there can be seen the abundance of South Stara planina mountain, shown in more than 30,000 organic and inorganic specimens. In the museum is created entirely thematic exhibition for the visitors - the specimens are placed in specific order - invertebrate fossils, plants, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
The Ethnographic Museum shows the real way the population of this area lived in 19th century. It is created in “Kiorpeevata kushta”, an old house built in 1872. It shows an architecture, typical for the Late Renaissance - two-storey, symmetric, closed, wooden house. There can be experienced the romantic atmosphere of this period. The Museum is located on both floors of the house and every room is arranged to show part of the traditional home from 19th century. The bedroom and guest room are on the first floor; on the second floor can be seen the a tailor workshop along with a loom, where were woven the famous carpets from Kotel.
The exhibition of Kotel’s Renaissance Activists, located in the pantheon of Georgi Stoikov Rakovski, is remarkable. It is opened in 1981 to honor the 1300 of the creation of Bulgaria. The exhibition has four halls - the Awakers, the Enlighteners, the Rebels and the Revolutionaries. There can be seen unique specimens, which show the enlightening work of Kotel’s Renaissance activists.
In the main hall can be seen an exact copy of G. S. Rakovski’s sarkofag. Above is a bronze flag with the words “Freedom or Death!” and a copy of his sword. In the “Revolutionary” hall and the exposure of the Kotel’s Renaissance Activists, can be seen the entire life story of Rakovski and his entire revolutionary and publicist work. Pictures and documents show his actions as a national leader and creator of the Bulgarian Legias (small groups of patriots,who tried to help their enslaved people) in Belgrade. The bronze sculpture “Resurrection” is one of the most remarkable specimens in the exhibition.
The Galatan’s School is located in Kotel, Galata neighbourhood. This is an architectural monument, two-storey building, which was the city’ school in 19th century. Nowadays, the Renaissance house is home to a unique exhibition - the fabrics manufactured in the area of Kotel, which shows the way the colors and patterns were changing over the years.
Siniat Vir is the name of a small waterfall, part of Medvenska river, close to the village - Medven. It is 3-4 meters tall, but the small blue lake and the beautiful rocks make the visitor part of its fairy tale. To reach the waterfall, the visitor must pass through Medven, a village hidden in south hillside of Stara planina, surrounded by forests,centuries old and untouched by any human activity.
In 1850, in Medven was born one of the greatest Bulgarian revolutionary - patriot, politician and writer - Djendo Stoyanov Djedev, also called Zahari Stoyanov. There is a permanent exhibition in his honor in the village. The house that the Museum is located was bought by the wife of Zahari Stoyanov, after his death. It is two-storey; at the first floor can be seen the authentic living room of Medven people. In fact there is recreated the real atmosphere of the old times. Personal belongings, pictures and piece written by Zahari Stoyanov are part of the exhibition.
“Sinite Kamani” is a Bulgarian Natural Park. It is part of the “Stara planina” mountain, in the region of Sliven. The park covers 11380,3 ha and is located on the East side of Stara planina. Sliven is the South border of the park, the West, North and East borders are surrounded by wide forests.
In order to preserve its beautiful nature, in 1988 the “Karandila” County is transformed in National Park. The abundance of plants in the park is remarkable - over 1000 different species. The animal world is also remarkable rich.
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