Arda

Hotels in Arda, family guest houses. Eco and rural tourism in Arda.

Arda is a Rhodopean village, located about 30 km south of Smolyan, in a small valley about 1000 metres above sea level. It is named after one of the most beautiful Bulgarian rivers - the Arda river. It is located on both of its banks, close to its river-head which is reached through the neighborhoods of Gudevitsa and Lagat. The Lagat neighborhood of the village of Arda is known for being the birthplace of the folk singer Valya Balkanska whose voice was sent into space. The old name of the village is Arda Bashe and in the distant past it was a busy crossroad, as the two main roads for the White Sea and the Chechkite villages passed through it. Currently, its inhabitants are about 500 people. The Greek border is less than two kilometres away and until 1942 there was an acting customs in the village. Older people say that once they travelled via Greece to Sofia because of the more convenient transportation. There are also stories telling that in the past Arda was a resort for the VIPs from the White Sea Region. Every year on Ilinden (the first Saturday in August) a village gathering is held that brings people from different parts of the country. The village of Arda is the birthplace of the founder of the Woodcarving School Professor Assen Vassilev whose works can be seen in the ritual part of the town hall. The Garden of Tarzan and the Botanical Garden are among the attractions, created by the local tourist association, as well as the two churches with a centennial history. There is a unique map of the Balkans, preserved in one of them - St. Nicholas Church. There are six eco-trails, winding around the village, revealing beautiful scenery with many springs, streams and rivers. One of the eco-trails, preferred by the tourists, leads to the river-head of Arda. The largest river in the Rhodopes springs at the foot of the Ardin Peak which rises up to 1730 metres above sea level and the reflections of the White Sea are visible from there in good weather. An old Thracian sanctuary was found around the village in the Rasiltsa Area, dated to at least 2500 years. Arda is a wonderful place for rural and ecotourism at any time of the year, but there are numerous attractions for the fans of Bulgarian culture and history in the village and in the nearby areas, too. Those who wish to stay here may choose from a number of family hotels in Arda and guest houses.
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Guest House ReseleshkiGuest House Reseleshki 
Phone: +359 887 307026
Website: http://www.reseleshki.com
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Guest House Reseleshki is situated in the village of Arda in the heart of the southern part of the Rhodope mountain next to the state border with Greece. The house has two storeys and offers to its guests four rooms which can accommodate a maximum of ten people. On the first floor of the house is located an authentic Bulgarian tavern with an adjoining completely equipped kitchen, fire place and TV set with satellite channels. The whole house is centrally heated. All comforts of the house are for the sole use of the house guests.
Hotels near Arda
Guest House Kapitan Petko VoyvodaGuest House Kapitan Petko Voyvoda 
Location: Smolyan municipality, 4770 Smilyan
Address: 47 Kapitan Petko Voyvoda Street
Approximate distance: 8.7 km, direction: north-east
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Hotel LuxorHotel Luxor 
Location: Smolyan municipality, 4700 Smolyan
Address: 51 Bulgaria Blvd.
Approximate distance: 13.7 km, direction: north
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Hotel Extreme Ski & SPAHotel Extreme Ski & SPA 
Location: Chepelare municipality, Pamporovo
Address: Studenets ski center
Approximate distance: 20.0 km, direction: north
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Hotel MursalitsaHotel Mursalitsa 
Location: Chepelare municipality, Pamporovo
Approximate distance: 20.0 km, direction: north
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Apart Hotel Spiders HouseApart Hotel Spiders House 
Location: Chepelare municipality, Pamporovo
Address: Studenets Ski Center
Approximate distance: 20.6 km, direction: north
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Apart-Hotel LaplandiaApart-Hotel Laplandia 
Location: Chepelare municipality, Pamporovo
Approximate distance: 20.8 km, direction: north
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Places of interest and sights in and nearArda
St Nicholas Church
Approximate distance: 0.3 km, direction: south-west
Spring of the Arda River
Approximate distance: 4.2 km, direction: south-west
Uhlovtsa Cave
Approximate distance: 6.0 km, direction: north
Eco-trail the Canyon of Waterfalls
Address: Sredok
Approximate distance: 13.7 km, direction: north
St George the Victorious Church
Address: Old Center
Approximate distance: 13.9 km, direction: north-east
St Visarion of Smolyan Church
Address: Old Center
Approximate distance: 13.9 km, direction: north-east
Planetarium
Address: Nevyastata, 20 Bulgaria Blvd.
Approximate distance: 14.0 km, direction: north-east
Rhodope Drama Theater Nikolay Haytov
Address: New Center
Approximate distance: 14.0 km, direction: north-east
St Nedelya Church
Address: Raykovo
Approximate distance: 14.1 km, direction: north-east
Holy Spirit Church
Address: Nevyastata
Approximate distance: 14.1 km, direction: north
Regional Museum of History
Address: New Center, 5 Dicho Petrov Street
Approximate distance: 14.2 km, direction: north-east
Alibeev Konak
Address: Raykovo, 7 Shipka Street
Approximate distance: 14.3 km, direction: north-east
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