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Medven is а beautiful and picturesque village located 40 km from Sliven,13 km from the Revival town of Kotel and 15 km from Zheravna in the Balkan Mountains. According to researchers, the name comes either from the 'large black bears wandering through the forests' and according to a travelogue, or from the delicious honey produced in the area. In Medven there are over 100 Revival style houses built 150 years ago which are very well preserved and they are monuments of culture. Two of the most famous houses are the ones of the revolutionary Zahari Stoyanov and the playwrighter Stoyan Bachvarov. They are turned into museum houses and have preserved their interior design as it was decades ago. Today Medven is a quiet, as if magical place with its legends and stories of rebels and revolutionaries. In this unique atmosphere there are conditions for developing rural, ecological, cultural and historical tourism, and the proximity of Kotel and Zheravna guarantees many interesting places to visit. The river of Medvenska flows next to the village. It is known for its beautiful waterfalls of Sini Vir and Skokovete, Zhenski Vir and Peshtite, where visitors may cool off on hot days, and the waterfalls can be reached by a marked eco-trail with a low degree of difficulty. In the area of Medven is located the Orlitsa Reserve which is a natural wildlife sanctuary. Beech grows here; there are rare raptors and many caves, springs, etc. Here is the Orlitsata Rock Phenomenon. In Medven the hunting tourism is well developed and weekly hunters gather together. Fishing is possible in the nearby river or lake of Kamchia and in the forests and meadows around the village there is a wide selection of herbs and mushrooms. Speleology lovers may explore the caves of Ledenika, Dryanovska and about 30 other caves. The village guests may make a trip to Kotel where the Museum of the National Revival is located and to Zheravna where one may see houses with ancient architecture or the Natural History Museum in Izvorite Park that has collected specimens of the flora and fauna of the Balkan Mountains. The accommodation in the village is a wonderful alternative to the hotels in Zheravna and Kotel. Its guests may choose from a number of excellent guest houses and family hotels in Medven, some of which are housed in traditional Revival houses that still retain the old times charm.
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