Words are not enough
“The words are not enough,” the poet said at the sight of the Krushuna waterfalls. This is one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria. So impressive is this creation of nature that simply can not be described, only seen.
Wild wilderness, clean and untouched by civilization – this is the place of Krushuna waterfalls. To get to them, you walk along a wonderfully beautiful eco-path with many wooden bridges and stairs. Around you there is a dense vegetation, which makes it hard to see even the sparkling Maarata River, along which the path traverses.
Walking in the mountains, suddenly you can see the incredible picture of the unique Krushuna waterfalls. A whole water fairy of thresholds, pools, galleries, alternating as far as the look goes. Falling from 15 meters of karst rocks, Krushuna waterfalls are unique in beauty and impact. The path continues to wander between ponds and ponds, along river rapids and cliffs, reaching karst cave galleries and halls in them. Krushuna waterfalls are actually the largest water travertine cascade in Bulgaria.
Continuing on the eco path, you finally end up at the cave from which the Maarata River – the river that creates this beautiful water spectacle called Krushuna Waterfalls. Here, to the very entrance of the cave, you can get off and cool in the cool quiet and calm waters before they venture into their escape along the karst rock masses down. Reaching the spring to the point where Krushuna waterfalls leave is a truly unusual experience that stops breathing and stays its footprint forever.
See one of the many movies that sealed the unique beauty of the Krushuna waterfalls.
Although terrain is not the lightest, it can be overcome by children as well.
The visit fee is rather symbolic – BGN 1. 15 wooden bridges along the course are covered to cover the entire falling water table. Thanks to this, you can look at the waterfalls in all their glamor. The complete tour takes about an hour and a half, and a mountain guide can be hired.
An interesting fact is that in the region there are 4 of the 30 largest caves in Bulgaria. The cave from which they spring is named after them – the Waterfall. Although it is about 2 km long, only the first 150m are open to tourists.
The main waterfall is divided into sleeves and hence smaller water cascades that fall, forming many beautiful karst terraces. Besides the main waterfall, the cascade also includes two smaller waterfalls, one of which is called the Little Maarata. Thanks to the area with many paths, visitors have the opportunity to climb to the source of the waterfalls and reach several caves, which are located near Krushuna. These caves are the Devetashka Cave, Gornik and Uruska Maara.
About the impact of Krushuna waterfalls
Its drilling and shaping power is evident in many places. Yet 2500 years ago, the great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said about the water: “There is nothing softer and more subtle in the world than water, but it prevails over the solid and healthy. No one can overcome it, although everyone can beat it.
The susceptible overcomes the healthy. Softness overcomes the hard. Everyone knows this, but no one dares to act like this. “
All this shows the ancients’ attitude towards the water and its healing properties. Lately these things seem to be reinventing. There are many publications on the subject of water. The Water movie, which talks about the properties of water and its impact on man and the environment, has become a hit on the Internet. We need water to drink it, listen to it, watch it, bathe in it. Man is physically and mentally charged by and around the water. We need to pay more attention and give it a proper place in our lives.
Some say that waterfalls are places where man is purified and healed. In the air around them a saturation of negative ions is formed. There really is something “magical” in the vicinity of Krushuna waterfalls. Because of all this, it is worth a person to spend a day and visit this place, where he will be fascinated, and his soul will be loaded for days ahead.
Several sentences for waterfalls in Bulgaria
Most of us have some basic knowledge of the mountains, the rivers, the reserves in Bulgaria. But if anyone asks us what we know about waterfalls in Bulgaria what would we answer?
Besides other natural sights, Bulgaria is filled with many beautiful waterfalls, the number of which is about 300. Of course, they are not as big as Niagara or high as the waterfall Angel, but each one has its charm and beauty, which is why it is worth see.
The highest waterfalls in Bulgaria:
- Waterfall “Raiskoto praskalo” – the highest waterfall in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. It is located in the Central Balkan National Park and more precisely in the Djendema Reserve. It is 124.5 meters high. At its foot is the hut “Paradise”, from where you can go to the waterfall.
- Skaklya waterfall, which is near Vratsa – it boasts the highest waterfall in Bulgaria with a height of 141 meters. It is situated in one of the most beautiful places in the Balkan Mountains, among forests and rocks. It is best to visit after rains when all its beauty can be seen.
- “Vidimsko praskalo” waterfall – located near the village of Vidima, where his name comes from. Its waters descend from the rocks from a height of 80 meters. There is an eco-trail called “Vidimsko praskalo”, which runs parallel to the Pskalsk River. There are a lot of information signs in the area to help tourists. A narrow path leads up to the waterfall.
- Skaklya waterfall, but this time in the Iskar Gorge, near Bov Station. It is about 80 meters high. It is said to be one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in Bulgaria. To make it easier for tourists around it there is an eco-path and also convenient picnic spots. A curious fact is that this was one of Ivan Vazov’s favorite places.
- Waterfall “Kademlijsko praskalo” – its name comes from the Kademliiska River on which it is located. The waters of the 1500 m high waterfall have a 70 m fall. Near it is the Tazha hut. The beauty of the waterfall can be seen through all seasons and, in addition, access to it is easy.
- Waterfall “Sjolodolsko padalo” – this is the leader of the Rhodope Mountains. It is about 50 meters high. It is located in the Slivov dol area, in the Red Wall Reserve, over Bachkovo. The path to it is marked with appropriate signs and information.
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bulgaria:
- Hotnitsa Waterfall (Kaya Bunar) – say that when you visit this waterfall you will be sure that Bulgaria really has incredibly beautiful natural landmarks. It is 15 km away. from Veliko Tarnovo, in a place where many bridges and stairs have been built – for the convenience of tourists. You can go by car leaving the village of Hotnitsa. The road goes as far as the waterfall.
- “Skakavitsa” waterfall – the highest in Rila, and also attracting with its beauty. It is available in all seasons. It is close to Skakavitsa hut. As it freezes during the winter, ice climbing competitions take place.
- Waterfall “Samodivsko praskalo” – the high waterfall about 45-50 meters is one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria. It is situated near Devin, and it is reached by the eco-trail “Laka”.
- A waterfall near the village of Krushuna (Krushuna Waterfalls) – although not among the highest – the main waterfall is about 20 meters – the Krushuna waterfalls are very beautiful and visited throughout the year. An eco-path has been built, thanks to which one can enjoy the natural composition that enchants with crystal waters, a string of smaller waterfalls and dense vegetation.
|The advantage of Krushuna Waterfalls is that there is quick and easy access to them. You could stay in the village of Krushuna and from there as a starting point for a few days to explore the area or enjoy longer on the curves of Krushuna waterfalls to feel the impact of nature more fully.
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