Beli Iskar

Beli Iskar is a picturesque village huddled in Rila Mountain. Beautiful and cosy houses are set among the pine trees. This small mountain resort is situated on 1130 m above the sea level. Some of the most attractive routes to Mousala peak start from here.

Beli Iskar resort

This lovely village is located in the foot of Rila mountain, on 8 km from Borovets, 65 km from the capital Sofia and 7 km from Samokov. This small mountain resort is situated on 1130 m above the sea level. Some of the most attractive routes to Mousala start from here.

Everyone who has visited the village is always promising to return. And it is definitely worth the effort. Beautiful and cosy houses are arranged like a rosary among the pine trees. Actually this is not a common village. Everyone will notice that the air is filled with strange tension. You can also feel it in the mood of the locals.

Everyone is excited over the Super Borovets Project which will turn the village into one of the most visited winter destinations.

Just few years ago, when the rumour about the project started, no one could believe it. However it is a fact that the price of the local land went higher. Now, the village provides everything needed for tourists, who barely knew the site just a few years ago.

There is a tourism information center in the village and most of the locals are giving out rooms for rent. Most of the houses also offer small mehanas on their ground floor. Thus, visitors have the chance to taste the famous “Rilski zelnik” (special kind of banitsa).

How to reach Beli Iskar

This lovely village is located in the foot of Rila mountain, on 8 km from Borovets, 65 km from the capital Sofia and 7 km from Samokov. This small mountain resort is situated on 1130 m above the sea level. Some of the most attractive routes to Mousala start from here.

Transport to Beli Iskar with a car is easily accessible. It is also possible to get a bus from Samokov. You can use the road Plovdiv – Pazardjik if you are coming from Eastern Bulgaria or E-79 if you are travelling from the southern parts of Bulgaria.

Places to go near Beli Iskar

Two great events shake Beli Iskar during the summer. These are the famous Rock in Rila festival and the Holiday of the Rila Zelnik.

The village is also very attractive for its historical wells and for the site Demir Kapia where the battles during the Russo-Turkish war take place.

Not far away, just on 1 km distance starts the Central Rila reserve which is the biggest in Bulgaria and one of the biggest in Europe.

If you want to do some sightseeing around, you can also visit the town of Samokov. The mosque Bairakli is one of the oldest in the city.

Nearby, is located Dolna Banya town, renown for its mineral springs and perfect for spa holidays.

Comments Beli Iskar

  • Sasho From Bulgaria
    Sent on 21 May 2006
    the village Beli Iskar is a beautiful.hi is near by Borovets.Beli Iskar is with a beautiful nature.Hi is a little tourist villige.
  • Alla From UK
    Sent on 25 February 2006
    Hello all! I booked an apartment a lovely development - Eagle Rock. The village is beautiful! Can you give us some more information when will the Super Borovets project get stared? Thank you!
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