Bulgaria is situated on the Balkan Peninsula. The countrys close neighbours are the Black sea, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. Spread on the area of 111 000 sq.km., the Republic of Bulgaria overwhelms visitors with its cultural and historical heritage, splendid nature along with modern life and tourist conveniences. The combination of mountain layout, sea outlet and the great number of mineral water springs makes the country one of the most popular tourist destinations.
The Rhodope Mountains lie on the territory of two different states- Bulgaria and Greece. It is known for its mild climate, specific nature beauty, more than 15 reserves and great number of mineral water springs. The Rhodopes are the birthplace of the mythical musician Orpheus, and therefore the old name of the mountains is Slaveevi gori (The nightingale forests). The Mountain keeps a lot of Bulgarian traditions, folklore songs, customs and superstitions.
The location of the resort is carefully chosen, planned and worked out in 1930s by French professionals. Pamporovo falls within the Continental and Mediterranean climate zones. This location originates unique natural phenomena - 150 snowy and 120 sunny days that turn Pamporovo into the sunniest ski resort in Europe. The area is ecofriendly and provides a great number of attractions such as: tourist routes, horse-riding and opportunities for hunting and fishing.
Next to the town of Smolyan, within Padaloto site is located The Padaloto complex. The complex provides the tranquility and solitude of the home coziness combined with the proximity to a great number of nature beauty spots, resorts, architectural and ethnographic reserves. Only 10 km away is the resort of Pamporovo. The ski lift station Smolyanski ezera is located at distance of 5 km. The Padaloto complex is 160 km away from the beaches of the Aegean Sea.