"Polska skakavitsa" Waterfall

"Polska skakavitsa" Waterfall


One of the most beautiful and highest waterfalls in Bulgaria - "Polska Skakavitsa" is located near the village of the same name, about 20 km way from the town of Kyustendil. The waters of the small river running through the village, cascade down the nearby cliffs from a height of about  50 meters. The moss covered stones, cliff crevices and fissures, the deep forest around and the fascinating water spectacle turn the area into a fairy-tale place.

The whole area was declared a natural landmark because of its unique biodiversity.  The region boasts about 600 plant species, most of them endemic  and some even listed as rare or protected. This is the only natural habitat in the country preferred by five different species of swallows.

There is another interesting site nearby – the Church of "St. Dimitar". Legend has it that St. John of Rila (St. Ivan Rilski), the first Bulgarian hermit lived here in seclusion.  The famous Bulgarian painter Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master highly appreciated and immortalized the beauty of the place in one of his famous works "Polska skakavitsa".


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