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Published on 2017-10-17
Published on 2017-10-17
Legend of the Seven Rila Lakes
Once, hundreds of thousands of years ago, when there were not yet people on the land, a man and a woman-magnolias lived in Rila. They loved and lived happily in harmony with the surrounding nature. Unfortunately, one day the evil forces envied them and wanted to take away their happiness and joy. They began to send natural disasters - earthquakes, frosts, heat ... The giant defended every little blade of grass, fought with self-defense against them. But in a difficult struggle, the young giant died and the wicked forces were gone. After them there were broken rocks, big chasms, and a grieving woman. She was weeping 24 hours a day, the tears and so much that it flowed from the top to which she stood and lamented her beloved. Formed clear lakes, striking everyone with their purity and beauty. Shortly before Lake Kidney, local mountain guides show tourists a huge rock, resembling the figures of the two lovers, remaining to keep their beautiful home forever.
The Seven Rila Lakes is undoubtedly the most visited lake group of tourists. A great place to visit both winter and winter, when the snow is already melted and the lakes are more beautiful than ever.
Today's walk to the Seven Rila Lakes will take us to the Lagoon of the Northwest Rila. The seven Rila Lakes have glacial origin, located between 2095 and 2535 m above sea level, and take up dents in the slopes of the mountain. They formed during the last ice age about a million years ago. When melted, they collapsed in dents in the folds of Rila. All the lakes are connected with streams, and the lowest lake Dolno Lake collects the waters of all other lakes.
The first three lakes, the Tear, the Eye and the Kidney, are drained separately in the Triplets, and then the last two passes an already more powerful stream that runs from the lowest lake to the beginning of the Djurman River (the left tributary of Struma).
The name of each of the Seven Rila Lakes is related to the specific external peculiarities of the given lake. The lake, which is located at the highest altitude, bears the name "Tear" because of the transparency of the waters, which offer in-depth visibility. The next highest altitude is the Eye (Heart), which is almost ideal oval. The eye is the deepest cirque lake in Bulgaria - deep 37.5 m. The kidney is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group. The fourth lake is Bliznaka, which is the largest lake in the group. Lake Trilistnika has an irregular shape and low shores. The most shallow lake is the Fish Lake, and on its northeast coast is built the hut Seven Lakes. The lowest in the group is the Lower Lake, from which the river Djerman originates.
Situated in picturesque circuses under not less beautiful mountain peaks and beaches, the lakes of Lower, Fish, Kidney, Twilight, Eye, Tear and Triplets can be safely circling within 4-5 hours.
Route to the Seven Rila Lakes
From Sofia, go towards Dupnitsa on the Struma highway. From there the road turns to Sapareva Banya and Panichishte. It reaches Pionerska hut. This route is about 100 km long and takes about an hour and a half. Another option that can also be used is the road from Sofia via Bistritsa and Zheleznitsa. Reaching Belchin and Belchinski Mineral Baths turn to Klissura and Sapareva Banya. This road is 10 km shorter, but it is longer than 20 minutes, as it is not a highway. Whichever way you choose, you will not be wrong because the landscapes around are pretty beautiful to take away the attention of the journey itself.
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