Rhodopes is situated approximately 110 miles (177 kilometers) southeast of Sofia, the national capital.
To see why so many travelers select Bulgaria as a place to spend their vacation time, make sure you set aside some time to explore the places surrounding Rhodopes. Visit the Smolyan Ski Resort and Momchilovtsi Ski Resort in Smolyan, approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Rhodopes. If you feel like more, go to Chepelare and enjoy the Chepelare Ski Resort and Pamporovo Ski Resort. Chepelare is approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Rhodopes.
Plovdiv is 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Rhodopes. This regional center offers a wide range of things to see, like Hristo Botev Stadium, Plovdiv Stadium and Dzhumaya Mosque. Bachkovo Monastery, Aliosha Monument and Ethnographic Museum are also well-worth calling into while you are here.
If the weather forecast makes you want to stay indoors, plan a trip to Bulgaria's history museums. Faith is a fascinating part of every region's DNA, so set aside some time to visit Bulgaria's cathedrals and other religious sites.
Take some time out from seeing the sights and spend a relaxing afternoon swimming or canoeing. Start a new hobby and book one of the city walking tours and winery tours. There are a number on offer in the Bulgaria area.
At the finish of your holiday, pack your traveling bag and wish Bulgaria "Doviždane" (farewell).