Barzia is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria, located on the territory of Berkovitsa Municipality, Montana District. The village extends on both sides of the Barziiska river, at the foot of the Balkan mountain ridge, north of the famous Petrohan Pass. It is 538 meters above sea level. The village has an ancient and rich history. Nowadays it is the object of year-round tourism. People come here for the healthy humidity of the air, the centuries-old beech forests and the healing mineral springs that have proven their effectiveness in the treatment of motor, cardiovascular and nerve diseases.
Read the legend of Barzia here (in Bulgarian)
Berkovski Balkan is famous for its raspberries, ripening in July and August. There is a large assortment of edible mushrooms in the pine and beech forests.