In a paragliding flight over Silinka peak, you will discover the great contrast of the untouched forests and vast arable fields in the region. When you arrive at the starting spot, the stunning view of the Blue Stones Nature Park immediately reveals itself to the west. The spot also offers a beautiful view of one of the symbols of Sliven — the iconic TV tower.
From an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level, to the north are the small picturesque villages of Zheravna and Medven. If you already know where the town of Kotel is located, you will find it if you look northwest. Sliven is situated at the foot of the Balkan Mountains, which lie west of the city. One legend about the origins of the city’s name is the merging (‘сливам’ [sl’i:vam] ≈ Sliven) of the three rivers passing through it— the Assenovska, Novoselska and Selishka.
To the south, against the backdrop of the Bakadjikite hills, is the town of Yambol; in the east, you will see the height of each ridge gradally get lower as the Balkan Mountains blend into the fields. In good visibility, the silhouette of the beautiful Rhodope Mountains lies to the southwest.
For sunset seekers, we recommend this place for late evening flights.