About Samokov - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
In the past, Samokov was a center of handicraft and art, with notable figures like Zahari, Hristo Dimitrov and Nikola Obrazopisov. City name is a compound word of "samo" and "KOV" or meaning "self" and the root verb "forge hammer" and comes from Samokov, a mechanical forge powered by water, as the town of Samokov was a important iron producing center during the Middle Ages.
The only ski jumping hill in Bulgaria is located in Samokov. It's a pretty small hill, where you can jump up to 45 meters. There is also a ski center in Samokov for Cross Country Ski, a small hill alpine and snowboard park.
Samokov | Samokov is situated on the northern foot of Rila Mountain among the so called field which is one of the highest fields in Bulgaria. The longest Bulgarian river Iskar passes through it. The town is just 60 kilometers away from Sofia and just 12 kilometers
in north- western direction of the worldwide famous resort- Borovets
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