Bulgaria Krumovgrad

Krumovgrad is a stunning nature area - Krumovitsa river, Dolna kula birding site and Devil's canyon are part of this unspoilt region. Golden Oriole, Short-toed Eagle and Roller are some of the bird attractions.
Background

Krumovgrad is a small Eastern Rhodopean town with approximately 5000 inhabitants. The surrounding landscape is picturesque and exotic. The area is rich in nature and offers various cultural highlights.

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Krumovgrad area, Autumn, Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Mihaela Kircheva

 

Location

Krumovgrad is situated in between Kardzhali and Ivaylovgrad along the Krumovitsa river. This beautiful and almost unspoilt river runs through the region from north to south.  There are several outstanding  nature areas alongside the river, which host many rare animals and plants.

Exclusive nature, dolmens, colorful traditions, medieval fortresses and churches.

Nature

Dolna kula

Almost 80% of the territory of Krumovgrad municipality is in the European ecological network Natura 2000. Nature lovers and birdwatchers could hardly expect a better recommendation. Valchi Dol is the most famous nature reserve with undoubtly the greenest reputation. It has an international reputation of being one of the best Bulgarian sites for mammals (wolf, fallow deer, etc), vultures and eagles.

The most famous site for bird watching is close to the village of Dolna kula along Krumovitsa river. The scenic road takes you along the bank of Krumovitsa river where birdlife lovers are never disappointed. The site is described in details in route 3 – Stunning Krumovitsa at Dolna Kula – part of the Crossbill Guide “Eastern Rhodopes”.

 

 

Traditions

There are several local festivals, organized in the area of Krumovgrad. Most of them feature with traditional songs and dance performances. Festival clothes are remarkable with their colourful beads decorations.

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Traditional festival, Krumovgrad area. Photo credit: Mihaela Kircheva

 

Area:
836,8 km²
Elevation:
209 m
Population:
16.937 (2016)
River:
Krumovitsa
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