The village of Ribaritsa lies at the foot of the Balkan mountain range, in the Teteven Balkan Mountains in particular. It is 12 km away from the city of Teteven, as it is situated on the banks of the Beli Vit River.
As the story goes, many years ago when women went to the river to take water for their households, they had to push the fish away with their hands so that they could fill their copper buckets with water. This is how the village got its name. The Bulgarian word for “fish” is “riba”.
Nowadays, the beauty, the wilderness and the specific location of the village attract tourists from all parts of the country. Ribaritsa, situated in Tsarichina Reserve, attracts the lovers of the mountaineering. They can go hiking to the huts of Vejen, Benkovski and Eho, which are on the territory of the Central Balkan National Park. The mountain lovers, who would prefer to enjoy the beauty of nature staying in the village, can visit the area of Kostina. This is where one of the Bulgarian revolutionaries, a leader of the April Uprising was betrayed and killed in May 1876. Today, one can find a good place for recreation there. There is a playground and benches, you can have a picnic or just relax there.
Another destination worth visiting near Ribatitsa is the Glozhene Monastery, where another Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski used to hide. It is located in the mountains near the village of Glozhene and is another good option to go hiking to.
The Troyan Monastery and the Saeva Dupka Cave are also near Ribaritsa.
Zornitsa Hotel is situated in this beautiful mountainous village, where the comfort of modernity and the traditions of the past meet. Zornitsa Hotel is located near the centre of the village in a quiet and calm street. It consists of two separate buildings with 8 double rooms, 5 rooms with three beds and 2 apartments. The hotel has also a restaurant, a lobby bar, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a fitness centre and a terrace. The lobby bar can be used for parties, birth days or family celebrations. The guests of the hotel may also play billiards, chess, cards and there is a playground for their children, too. The restaurant at the hotel offers a great variety of foods and drinks in compliance with the season. One of the temptations for our guests is the homemade breakfast of mekitsi, banitsa or pancakes.
During the summer season the hotel pool is a wonderful place to escape from the heat.
Zornitsa Hotel offers you comfort and cosiness amongst the beautiful nature of the Balkan Mountains. Enjoy your vacation with us!