Nearby attractions

If you like to visit new places, are adventurous and enjoy new experiences and exciting moments, near “Guest House Katerina” you can visit:

Rila Monastery – the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery complex, regarded as one of the foremost masterpieces of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, was declared a national historical monument in 1976 and became a  “World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.” The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan from Rila.

Stob Pyramids – “Natural pyramid rock phenomenon included in the Red Book of Bulgaria.” “

The ethnographic complex Varosha in Blagoevgrad – An ancient quarter, which is distinguished by authentic architecture.

Melnik – “The smallest town in Bulgaria, uniting history, ancient architecture, natural wonders and wine culture.”

Rupite – “A special place in Bulgaria with a unique combination of natural beauty, healing spring waters and spiritual connection.”

Tourist destinations

The surrounding mountains – Rila and Pirin will inspire you for exciting adventures and various forms of tourism such as: rafting, trekking, horse riding, fishing, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, paragliding.

We offer our guests transportation and guide services. We can organize for you a hike and picnic in the nature, together we can go on a hiking trail or eco-trail, see the sights of your choice, go rafting, direct you to suitable fishing spots, etc.

Seven Rila Lakes – a group of lakes located in the Rila mountain range in Bulgaria. They are one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations.

Bansko resort – Located in the Pirin Mountains, Bansko is also known for its charming old part of town, making it a wonderful place to combine skiing and cultural experiences.

Kartala is located in the Bodrost locality, near Blagoevgrad – a ski resort that offers a 5 km long ski slope, a 6-seater cable lift. From the top station at an altitude of 2350 meters, offers a magnificent view of Pirin and Rila mountains. Near “Kartala” are located the huts “Macedonia” and “Chakalitsa”, as well as the reserve Parangalitsa, which could be an interesting route to visit.

Ribni ezera is a tourist hut in the Rila Mountains, located between the two Fish Lakes at the foot of Ostreshki Ridge. The hut is a two-story building with a capacity of 60 beds. Heating in the hut is provided by stoves that run on solid fuel. The hut also has a common dining room and kitchen where visitors can stay and eat. The hiking route from Kirillova Polyana to Fish Lakes Hut is about 1.5 hours.

Relaxing time

While relaxing on the terrace, you can enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee or tea, watching the river and the mountains surrounding the area. The house has a large yard, an outdoor area with a shed, and a barbecue with an oven. In our garden, we grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs that you can pick from when they are in season. There is a Relax area with a large umbrella and comfortable sun loungers, perfect for a favorite book or a drink time. For the children, we have provided a favorite entertainment – a trampoline. Young and old can show off their skills on our tennis table. And if you prefer, you can just indulge in relaxation and pleasant company without having to leave the house.