This page provides an overview of the Zornitsa Mountain Village. You can also see the investment proposition.


Zornitsa is a traditional Rhodopi mountain village situated high in the mountains behind the town of Chepelare, which is famous for being the highest town in Bulgaria at 1150m. Chepelare has its own ski slopes known as Mechi Chal (Bear Peak) with a brand new lift and extensive artificial snow facilities, and there are magnificent panoramic views of Zornitsa across the valley from the Mechi Chal ski lift. Chepelare is situated on the main road South from Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second city, and Greece, only about 70km from each.

Pamporovo, justifiably famous for family friendly skiing holidays, is one of Bulgaria's three premier ski resorts and is only 12km from Chepelare. Since the advent of scheduled air services into Plovdiv airport from the UK and Russia in 2010, Zornitsa is now less than an hour away after you land.

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Local area

Zornitsa is only 6km from Chepelare by a newly refurbished EU standard tar road. Yet up here, the only sounds are the birds, and the occasional cowbell. The peace and tranquility are almost tangible. In summer, fruits and wildflowers abound, and the locals scent the mountain air with alpine meadow hay. The developers have selected a sunny, South facing slope with stunning views down the pine forested valley, and an outlook that faces directly across to the Mechi Chal ski slope. There are to be no modern style apartments or houses here; renowned local architect Elena Pishtolova has recreated uniquely Rhodopi style individual detached villas which, while incorporating modern comforts and the latest ecological design features, nevertheless blend seamlessly into the rural mountain village atmosphere.

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The perfect getaway

Zornitsa is an idyllic year-round retreat. Close enough to the ski slopes in winter, yet in summer investors can relax, pick wild berries, hike in the woods... and never feel as if they are in a ski resort. The Rhodopis are rightly famous as the home of the most laid back, and hospitable of the Bulgarian people. Enjoy a drop of local rakia at the Mexana, or on your balcony with friends!

Each villa has its own garden, adequate off-street parking and superb views. Under an hour to the large metropolitan centres of Plovdiv and Asenovgrad, and two hours to the Aegean sea via one of several crossings into Greece built under the auspices of new EU programmes. An investment that uniquely has year round rental potential, or offers the discerning buyer an incomparably peaceful and relaxing hideaway in the heart of the most splendid part of the Balkans.

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Villa design

Country Villa
Type I
Plot (Average) 280 m2
Footprint 46 m2
Build area 96 m2
Density 16%
Coefficient 0.34
Family Retreat
Type II
Plot (Average) 340 m2
Footprint 53 m2
Build area 158 m2
Density 15%
Coefficient 0.46
Luxury Retreat
Type III
Plot (Average) 350 m2
Footprint 66 m2
Build area 191 m2
Density 18%
Coefficient 0.54
Plot 448 m2
Level 1 209 m2
Level 2 128 m2
Build area 337 m2
Density 40%
Density (non green area) 46%
Coefficient 0.75

More project details are available.

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Photo gallery

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Chepelare has the highest sunshine hours of any Bulgarian town.

Situated at almost 2000m altitude, the village of Zornitsa enjoys dry hot days but pleasant, cool evenings even in midsummer.

From Weather Online: "Bulgaria has a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe, with hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas of Bulgaria."

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"...close enough to the ski slopes in winter, yet in summer investors can relax, pick wild berries, hike in the woods... and never feel as if they are in a ski resort..."

"...Zornitsa enjoys dry hot days but pleasant, cool evenings..."