The little village Arbanassi (3 miles) is a village that is protected by Unesco as World Heritage because of its rich Bulgarian National Revival Architecture.


Elena is about 30 miles south east of Veliko Tarnovo. Elena is a small village close to a lake.

Last years this town did a lot of efforts with restaurating of the architecture. Highlight is the house of Popnikolov (1830) almost completely built out of wood.

Elena is great to stroll around. A culinary speciality is the Elenski 'but' (pork).