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The village of Slivarovo

The village of Slivarovo is situated 17 km away to the east from Malko Tarnovo town and it is 95 km away from town of Bourgas.

According to some authors the old name of the village of Slivarovo “Kladara” has a proto-Bulgarian origin. There are some legends about the origin of the name. According to the first one the village has come into being from a closed place (“Kladara”) and the other one is that have been discovered remains of an ancient building and a big padlock called “kladar”. In XVII century the village has been established to its present place. There are houses in good preservation with the typical Strandzha architecture which characterized the village as a unique reserve. The houses are self destroyed because the village becomes depopulated. 

Of an ancient settlement evidence mounds and mound necropolises in the areas of Selishte, Mekish, Strandzhaliev bair, Bloka, Angel kehaya, Stankovo and others. In the countryside Vatralova polyana could be seen stone circles in a cave with 10-15 m diameter. Probably it is a Thracian sanctuary where the god of sun Helios is esteemed. In the region of the village are marked elaborations of gold. In some of them are discovered a no stemmed glasses at the bottoms of which there are gold traces. In the region of Slivarovo are found the remains of a fortress from Thracian and late-ancient times. Here is found and a treasure of Thracian coins.

The main means of life of the population have been field farming, stock-breeding and usually are raised sheep, goats, swine, buffaloes, cattle.

The village is too active in the Preobrazhensko uprising. It was an important revolt point with a code name Oryahovo.

The village’s feast-day is celebrated on 9th August, on the day of St. Panteleymon.

The visits are possible by checking of the personal documents because the village is situated beyond the border.

Interesting visiting places:

  • Church “St. Panteleymon” built in XIX century. Soon was restored by local patriots. The icons are a work of Tryavna, Lozengrad and Strandzha iconographers.
  • An ancient Thracian consecrated ground under overhanging rock and a spring of holy origin (ayazmo). It is located in a deep and dank gully. The name is connected to celebrations and promises of votive offering on the very place five days after Easter. The area is visited all year round by worshipers who are looking for a cure.
  • “St. Marina” – unique holy spring located in the namesake cave. In the past all villages around have been coming to an adoration and pour curable water upon themselves. To this cave is connected the votive offering of small sized tin or seldom silver figures of the sick organ. It was believed the sickness would stay upon the figure in the cave.
  • “St. Panteleymon” – southeast end of the village in Noviyat vris area, a holy spring
  • “St. George” – refectory 1 km away from the village
  • Protected area Rudinovo - east disposal from the village. Old beech-trees forests rich in Caucasian blueberry.
  • Strandzha periwinkle – its violet colors could be seen in May and the beginning of June in the surroundings of the village.
Last updated: 26.04.2006