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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Top hotels in Samokov

Hotel Zodiac, Samokov

Hotel Zodiac

Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
The Lodge, Samokov

The Lodge

Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • No transport provided
    Euphoria Club Hotel Spa, Samokov

    Euphoria Club Hotel Spa

    Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • No transport provided
      Guest House Zodiac, Samokov

      Guest House Zodiac

      Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

        • No transport provided
        Balneo Hotel Kalina, Samokov

        Balneo Hotel Kalina

        Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

          • No transport provided
          Sg Boutique Hotel Sokol, Samokov

          Sg Boutique Hotel Sokol

          Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

            • No transport provided
            Hotel Arena, Samokov

            Hotel Arena

            Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

            • Hotel with parking  
            • No transport provided
            Borovets Gardens Aparthotel, Samokov

            Borovets Gardens Aparthotel

            Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

              • No transport provided
              Lion Borovetz, Samokov

              Lion Borovetz

              Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                • No transport provided
                Semiramida Gardens Apartments, Samokov

                Semiramida Gardens Apartments

                Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                  • No transport provided
                  Bistrica Hotel, Samokov

                  Bistrica Hotel

                  Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                    • No transport provided
                    Lion, Samokov

                    Lion

                    Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                      • No transport provided
                      Iglika Palace, Samokov

                      Iglika Palace

                      Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                        • No transport provided
                        Apart Hotel Flora Residence, Samokov

                        Apart Hotel Flora Residence

                        Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                          • No transport provided
                          Boutique Hotel Sokol, Samokov

                          Boutique Hotel Sokol

                          Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                            • No transport provided
                            Grand, Samokov

                            Grand

                            Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                            • Full Board  
                            • No transport provided
                            Hotel Edelweiss, Samokov

                            Hotel Edelweiss

                            Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                              • No transport provided
                              Daniel Residence, Samokov

                              Daniel Residence

                              Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                • No transport provided
                                Bor, Samokov

                                Bor

                                Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                  • No transport provided
                                  Hotel Breza, Samokov

                                  Hotel Breza

                                  Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                  • Full Board  
                                  • No transport provided
                                  White House, Samokov

                                  White House

                                  Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                    • No transport provided
                                    Boutique Hotel The White River, Samokov

                                    Boutique Hotel The White River

                                    Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                      • No transport provided
                                      Cozy 3 Bedrooms Apartment, Samokov

                                      Cozy 3 Bedrooms Apartment

                                      Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                        • No transport provided
                                        Holiday Village Alpin, Samokov

                                        Holiday Village Alpin

                                        Samokov, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

                                          • No transport provided

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                                          Staroto Gradishte

                                          Staroto Gradishte

                                          Blagoevgrad Bansko, BulgariaBansko offers travelers many historic places: ancient fortresses in the Staroto Gradishte site, are situated just four kilometers in western direction and the Ulen site along the Demianitsa river flow. Nearby Staroto Gradishte site there are Thracian mound hills.

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                                          Fortress Sitan Kale

                                          Fortress Sitan Kale

                                          Blagoevgrad Bansko, BulgariaThe fortress is located in Kalyata, just 5 km away, southwest of the resort town, Sitan Kale is among the largest in the area of the citadels that are discovered in this region.

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