Welcome to the SPA Capital of the Balkans – Velingrad!
The town’s history is based on the unification of three villages – Chepino, Ladzhene and Kamenitsa in 1948.
The town is located in the most picturesque part of the Western Rhodopes at a height of 750-780 meters above the sea-level.
It is unique with its abundance of mineral water resources both as a number and regarding their composition. Their total capacity is about 14 million liters per day, which is 10 times more than those of some world-famous tourist centers as Karlovy Vary. That is why it is called “Blue Pearl of the Rhodopes”! Velingrad’s mineral waters come from deep sources, they are crystal clear, limpid, warm and hot, being distributed in all the three residential areas of the town where there are springs and wells.
Half of the mineral water deposits are located in Chepino area. The mineral water is named by the noble gas radon, which is a part of water composition, it is of a silicon-fluorine-hydrocarbonate-sulphate type with substantial amounts of sodium, potassium and calcium. The water temperature is about 45° C and pH 9.15. Radon has an anti-inflammatory effect and it promotes vitamin D synthesis in the body.
Our town is proved to be one of the most desirable tourist destinations because if its mild climate and abundant sunshine in combination with the healing properties of the perennial mineral springs!
Distance to Velingrad from:
Varna – Velingrad – 465 km
Burgas – Velingrad – 340 km
Sofia – Velingrad -130 km
Plovdiv – Velingrad – 80 km
Batak – Velingrad – 21 km.
Pazardzhik – Velingrad – 49 km
Bansko – Velingrad -70 km
Belmeken – Velingrad – 30 km
Yundola – Velingrad – 17 km