Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgaria
Located in an ecologically clean area near the small village of Krushuna in the municipality of Lovech, Krushuna Waterfalls are one of the greatest natural beauties of Bulgaria. They are part of the Maarata River, which originates from a mysterious cave called “Vodopada” (the waterfall). Although near 20 meters high, the waterfall is remarkable not for its height but for its out of this world beauty, and everyone who has ever visited this magical place is really astonished of its paradise radiation.
Krushuna Falls are very easily accessible from the village of Krushuna, and the quiet eco-trail passing along the river looks like the best place in the world to walk if you want to reduce the stress of everyday life.
Over the rustling waters of the river of Maarata are built several small wooden bridges. They offer you the opportunity to walk over the waterfall and thus to enjoy a more complete picture of its pristine beauty.
If you want to see this place in its best light, you have to visit it during the late spring or during the summer months from May to August, when it is immersed in lush greenery, the shade of the trees bears a blissful sense of coolness, and forest birds sing their sweet songs.
The magic of this place was discovered during the Late Middle Ages, when in 13-14 century Hesychast monks settled here, inhabiting carved dwellings into the rocks near the waterfalls.