Kosovo village – an authentic Bulgarian village

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Have you ever visited a old Bulgarian village?

So, the beginning was at Plovdiv rail station at five in the morning. It was full moon and in Plovdiv everybody was sleeping. Nothing grabbed our attention from the beginning and we got away from the sleeping city with a vague idea to visit Kosovo village. I had not heard of this small village before and that made me even more enthusiastic.

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Село Косово 41.909431, 24.705677

Kosovo village

View of Kosovo Village, Bulgaria

View of Kosovo village

Kosovo village greeted us nestled in the Rhodope Mountains – a beautiful and attractive place. Perhaps I would never come here if I had to make arrangements and preparations in advance, but the unexpected decision proved to be very enjoyable. Well, of course, I’d rather prefer it was winter and having to go with donkey to this beautiful area of Bulgaria, but in this case neither donkey nor snow was present. But we were surprised by the great hospitality.

A house in Kosovo village Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com

A house in Kosovo village

Kosovo village Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com

The charming streets and houses in Kosovo village

Rhodopean people

Much can be said about Rhodope Mountains and people there. I haven’t met any inhospitable Rhodopean people. This is probably because I am very cheeky and I ignore the failures. In the beginning of the walk the first person we met invited us to see the view through the windows of his house. Maybe everyone is friendly because they want to show us their home …

Kosovo village, Bulgaria Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com

The stunning views to Kosovo village

I would love to live here at Kosovo village, Bulgaria

I would love to live here in Kosovo village

And yet nothing can replace a walk along the paths between old abandoned houses. You go back to the past, when people used to breed livestock, getting up at 4am. So probably they used to go to bed with the chickens, not with “Desperate Housewives.” But I do not know whether the abundance of shows on television makes us richer than them.

Beautiful houses in Kosovo village Bulgaria Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com

Would you come to live here?

Kosovo village, Bulgaria 2 Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com Kosovo village Bulgaria

The watermelon and a tasty patatnik

The idea of watermelon slipped somewhat unexpectedly in our minds and also in our conversations … Well, actually I know who slipped it, but not to blame now … anyway, the mountain is a nice place to eat watermelon. In Kosovo village there are two restaurants and the more luxury one is Hadjiiskata house. They were also hospitable in their own way and although watermelon was not in the menu, it was what we had for dessert. Many watermelons are now in one paragraph and I do not want to miss to mention patatnik as I didn’t miss enjoying it. Patatnik is a tasty meal from potatoes and Bulgarian cheese, you should try it if you are coming to the Rhodopes. Here you can read more about traditional Bulgarian food – How to taste Bulgarian food safely and love it. 

Patatnik, a traditional Bulgarian meal from the Rhodope mountains area

Patatnik

Село Косово / Kosovo villageСело Косово / Kosovo village

It was not a romantic story, but it was a story about a nice, cold watermelon and a tasty patatnik. For a man it’s quite romantic. In the village of Kosovo you can make up your own stories and create your own romance. Wonderful old stone buildings, the coolness of the mountains and a nice thought of cold watermelon – this is a good start for a Saturday. And the village is the perfect place to spend a weekend with a good company.

Photo: Copyright Andrey Andreev www.andrey-andreev.com



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