Nature

котел природаThe most impressive massifs of the Kotel Mountain are Razboina (1128 m), Suhi dyal and Tsarevets (1053 m).
3(1)The areas “Vida”, “Vetrila”, “Komincheto”, “Tihanka” and others show the multi-century Bulgarian presence in this region. The varied landscape, the healthy climate, the distinguished geological peculiarities, the rich flora and fauna, and the clean environment are the basis for the development of different types of tourism: cave tourism, hunting tourism, river tourism and others.

The first protected area, announced in 1951 in the region, is the “Karselinka” reserve, which is a habitat of 110-year-old white fir. The “Orlitsa” reserve includes the “Orlitsa” rocks, which is a habitat of golden eagles.

Among the natural protected rock formations in the region are “Orlovi skali” (eagle rocks) and the cave “Tamnata” (the dark). The Kotel Mountain has more than 30 caves of different types – ice caves, water caves, precipice caves and horizontal caves: “Prikazna” (like in a fairy-tale), “Maglivata” (the foggy), “Lednika” (the glacier), “Dryanovska” and many others.
2(1)7The archaeological landmarks in the entire Kotel region are also very diverse and date back from different periods.

The terrain is varied, with thick forest massifs, rock and precipice formations and lawn areas. Some of the interesting historical and archaeological sites are the rock sanctuaries “Chobra tash” and “Talim tash”, which are sandstone rocks, in which altars with different depth have been hollowed out.