The village of Goleshovo

The village of Goleshovo has a number of interesting old houses, most of which, unfortunately, are not in good condition. It is located in close proximity to the 'Alibotush' natural reserve, set up in 1951 to preserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. Relict woods of black fir (Pinus heldreichii) and black pine (Pinus nigra) are preserved within the reserve. About 3 kilometres before the village on the right side of the asphalt road starts the marked path that leads to the top of Alibotush - the highest summit of Slavianka mountain.

Goleshovo village is situated in the south-west of Bulgaria, between Pirin and Slavyanka mountains, in proximity to the border with Greece. The closest bigger towns are Sandanski and Petrich. If you travel by car from Sandanski, in Marikostinovo village (about 17 km on the south of the town) you should leave the road for Kulata. The curve is at the end of the village; turn on the right. There is a crossing about 900 m further. Here go on the left, heading for the villages of Marino pole, Chuchuligovo and Katuntsi. If you miss the curve, enter Kulata village and from there go back to Chuchuligovo. In Katuntsi ask for the direction of Yanovo and Petrovo. From the latter only 13 km are left to Goleshovo.