Pirin National Park
Difficult to access, but exceptionally beautiful, the Pirin Mountains have attracted man for centuries, and yet, managed to remain an enigma. A protected area of 27,400 hectares is located in the northern and central mountain part.
About 60 alpine peaks, snow-capped for most of the year, rise above 2,500 m and eternal snow glitters at the bottom of their circuses. The clean mountain waters flow into more than 176 glacier lakes. The fame of the Pirin forests, covering more than half of its area, is due to the black and white fir. Some 97 different small plant varieties grow here. Almost extinct animal species such as the wild goat, wild cat and the wood grouse have also found shelter in Pirin.