Koevtsi is a village in Northern Bulgaria. It is located in the Municipality of Suhindol, District of Veliko Tarnovo. Here is the highest point in the Danube plain, which is a crater of an extinct volcano.
The village is about 35 miles away from the Historical City of Veliko Tarnovo, 12 miles from the Town of Pavlikeni, 4 miles from the Town of Suhindol, 21 miles from the Town of Levski and about 115 miles from the capital City of Sofia.
The population is approximately 111 people.
In 2019 a new temple was built in the village. It is called “St. Petka”, and in the village there was an old church, which, however, collapsed in the 30s of the last century.
The village is located close to the mighty Alexander Stamboliiski Dam – only 7 miles away. The Alexander Stamboliiski Dam was built in 1954 and is the first large dam in Bulgaria. Its total length from its beginning near the village of Kormyansko to the dam near the village of Gorsko Kosovo is 11 miles.
Koevtsi is located on the territory of the Devetashko plateau. On the Devetashko plateau and on its periphery there are 14 settlements, incl. 1 town and 13 villages: Brestovo, Gostinya, Devetaki, Yoglav, Smochan, Tepava, Gorsko Slivovo, Krushuna, Karpachevo, Chavdartsi, Agatovo, Kramolin; Koevtsi, and Suhindol. In the Devetashko plateau are some of the largest cave complexes in Bulgaria. It is characterized by valuable biodiversity. It is included in the National Ecological Network “Natura 2000.” Apart from the numerous caves in the Devetashko plateau, the area has an extremely rich nature, its visitors can get acquainted with the rich way of life and culture of the local population, to see many cultural, historical and natural landmarks. The most popular tourist destinations in the Devetashko plateau, visited annually by thousands of tourists are:
– Krushuna waterfalls – located only 15 miles away from the Village of Koevtsi. It is a majestic water extravaganza, revealing the uniqueness of nature. The view is divinely beautiful.
– There are numerous caves and precipices in the area. Not all have been studied and adapted for the average tourist, most are of interest mainly to cavers and local speleologists. The most famous is the Devetashka Cave. It has a rich past with evidence of life in it since the Middle Ages. Today it is one of the three largest bat habitats in Europe.