It was during a chat with a friend of mine that I came up with an idea for the construction of the village. I felt capable of facing all challenges lying ahead of me. Therefore, I bought a plot of land in my home village Ilindenci because I am proud of its beauty. My wonderful childhood memories are still fresh and I will never forget my grandfather Krastyo’s skillful hands and all that he had done for the village. I am also grateful to my hard-working parents for their honesty and dignity.
I was intrigued by the challenges of this type of construction and I constantly thought about the implementation of such a project. So my dreams came true – the eco village “Under the cliffs’ was built. The place of its construction was not chosen by accident - it is located at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the unique village Ilindentsi, Strumyani Municipality, Blagoevgrad region. In neighbouring area , you can see archeological excavations, art centre with a sculpture park, the largest marble quarries in Bulgaria and a small winery.
The complex has six houses, whose names - Snail, The Lake, Clover, Winery, Panorama and Winter Garden come from their unique shape and amazing interior design. What these awesome houses have in common is that they were all built on a forgotten traditional construction method used by house builders in the 19th century. Only environmentally friendly local materials such as stone, wood, clay and straw were used for the construction. The roofs were coated in stone tiles and the walls were made of rammed clay which helps maintain a constant relative humidity (about 50%). Each of the houses is equipped with wooden framed windows and fireplaces with water jacket. This is why it is cool in summer and warm in winter. The houses have a kitchenette, bathroom, cable TV, WI-FI and a veranda with a fantastic view in each of the four directions. The combination of nice climate and ecological way of life will make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable.
Being in the village is a great opportunity to recharge your batteries. Ilindentsi and its neighbouring areas are an ideal place for escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can enjoy different recreational activities from mountain walking and backpacking to trekking. You can also visit and explore a number of caves or take pleasure in whitewater rafting or mountain biking. We rent out mountain bikes to tourists. More information about the most interesting sites in available on our page „Landmarks ".
In the evening, we will willingly offer you to taste traditional Bulgarian dishes and locally made wine.
The area of Ilindentsi is known for the following grape varieties:
SHIROKA MELNISHKA GRAPE VARIETY