1.GENERAL INFORMATION

Family hotel Discret is situated in the heart of Vitosha mountain where clean mountain air, stunning scenery with extensive green areas, healthy climate and cozy hotel creates a magical whole.

The hotel is suitable for mountain routes, horse riding and SPA tourism and corporate teambuilding events or romantic and family holidays. The hotel distance to the Sofia city center and center of the town Pernik is 10 km.

It offers 9 single and double rooms and 1 junior suite equipped with bathroom, cable TV, some of them with individual air conditioning and a balcony. Restaurant with summer garden and SPA with a romantic jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna.

The hotel offers the following free services: parking and Wi-Fi.

Check in: after 2:00 PM on the day of arrival at the hotel

Check out: till 12:00 am on the day of arrival at the hotel

2. LOCATION

Family hotel Discret is located at the southern end of Vladaya at the foot of Vitosha mountain, close to the national park Vitosha and E79.The hotel distance to the city Sofia center and center of the town  Pernik is 10 km.

Cultural and natural attractions in the area:

  • Tourist track “Golden Bridge "
  • Tourist track "Tihia kat"
  • St Petka monastery
  • St Ivan Rilski monument
  • Monument of the soldiers killed in the soldier rebellion in 1918
  • Monument of Lessya Ukrainka - a Ukrainian poet
  • Boyana church

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Vladaya is a village situated on the Vitosha and Lyulin mountains in western Bulgaria at an altitude of about 1000 m.

The village is landlocked from valleys, situated comparatively highly in the mountains where Vitosha and Lyulin Mountain meet at the Vladaya River. However, only a small neoghborhood falls within Lyulin and the village is mostly situated on the northwestern parts of Vitosha. The population consists mainly of Bulgarians.

History

There is one legend and two alternative theories about the name of the village. According to the first legend, the village's name dates back the Second Bulgarian Empire(1185 - 1396) and was named after one of the three daughters of the tsar called Vladaya. Her sisters' names - Boyana and Yana gave name to other settlements in the area. The alternative theory is that the name is derived from the Bulgarian word "владей" [vladey] which literary means own in imperative, the other alternative theory is that it is simply derived from villa. Etymological studies derive it from the genitive and accusative form of the Bulgarian personal name Vladay. The name of Vladaya was first attested in 1576 as Viladay or Vladay.

Landmarks

  • Tourist track “Golden Bridge "
  • Tourist track "Tihia kat"
  • St Petka monastery
  • St Ivan Rilski monument
  • Monument of the soldiers killed in the soldier rebellion in 1918
  • Monument of Lessya Ukrainka - a Ukrainian poet
  • Boyana church

 

Vitosha (Bulgarian: Витоша), the ancient Scomius or Scombrus, is a mountain massif, on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Vitosha is one of thesymbols of Sofia and the closest site for hiking, alpinism and skiing. Convenient bus lines and rope ways render the mountain easily accessible. Vitosha has the outlines of an enormous dome. The territory of the mountain includes Vitosha nature park that encompasses the best known and most frequently visited parts. The foothills of Vitosha shelter resort quarters of Sofia; Knyazhevo quarter has mineral springs. Vitosha is the oldest nature park in the Balkans. Vitosha is separated into four main parts whose main ridges gather at a crown known as Cherni Vrah ("Black Peak"). This is the highest point of the mountain at 2290 m and is one of 10 peaks of Vitosha over 2000 m in height.

The Golden Bridges is a stone river consisting of a ribbon of huge boulders running down the mountainside. This scenic spot is located along the Vladayska River in an area of mixed deciduous and evergreen forest. However, this is only one of the stone rivers found in Vitosha and they were once the moraines of ancient glaciers. Their further formation occurred due to the spherical erosion of the sienite rocks and their gradual movement to down stream valleys by the forces of gravity and moving water.

* At a time when nature conservation ideas were a long way from the present understanding, some enlightened noblemen took the first step in 1934 by declaring 66 km² of Vitosha a nature park, hence Vitosha became the first park of this kind in the Balkans. During the following year, some of the early Bulgarian reserves, Bistrishko Branishte (subsequently expanded to 10.61 km²) and Torfeno Branishte (7.84 km² respectively), were designated within its boundaries. The park boundaries fluctuated over many years and today it encompasses the entire mountain; an area of 266.06 km².