Thursday, September 16, 2021

Pchelina in September, 2021

The second part of our hike on Saturday - from the village of Potzurnentzi to lake Pchelina and back. I've said that a few time on the blog, I know, but I love going to Pchelina. The place is very beautiful, the trail is easy and relaxing, hiking there is pure delight! 

:Lake Pchelina and Rudina Mountain, which we had climbed previously that day, right behind



Hike info:

Destination:Pchelina
Mountain region: Kraishte
Total length: 8 km
Elevation gain: 160 m
Total duration (plus rests): about 3 hours
Average difficulty:  2 / 10 



:The iconic chapel St. Yoan Letny, dating back to XVI century. The lake is actually a dam, which was built on the river Struma on top of a former village, called Pchelintzi. The chapel was operating as the church of the village. Due to the fact, that it was built on a hill, it was preserved after the dam was built.



:We found shelter from the heat in the shadow of the rocks and rested and watched the lake. We observed the gathering of large numbers of ducks, it was truly amazing!



:After a while we went down the path and walked by the lake. It was so nice and serene.



:And back along the trail to the village and the car.