In Slavic languages, 'slepiok' is a word meaning blindfold, and 'slepok' is a species of reptile that, although resembling snakes, is actually a species of legless lizard. It differs from snakes in the presence of an eyelid that can cover the eye, and in the flow between the head and body. We do not know exactly where the name of the Slepiok neighborhood came from, but certainly its roots are hidden far back in history and Slepiok is the only place in Bulgaria that is called so.
Slepiok neighborhood is located under the southern slope of the hill Gradishte and is a starting point for the localities Dolna Ornitsa (English: Lower fallow land), Gorna Ornitsa (English: Upper fallow land), Haidushki Kladenets (English: Rebels well), Selishte area, Varli dol (English: High vale) area, the neighborhoods Razkruste and Milbrat. The neighborhood has its own catchment, which brings drinking water from Selishte area by gravity.
Together with the old buildings, preserved memories of ancient times and people, in Slepiok there are many new and modern houses, and on one of the slopes, facing west, is built a whole villa area with the most beautiful panoramic view to the valley of Nishava river.
How far you can get from Slepiok neighborhood:
By old and forest roads, from here, through the mountains, you can reach almost anywhere. One of our favorite routes goes through Razkruste neighborhood, Milbrat neighborhood, Goli Vrah peak, Selishte area, Haidushki well, Gorni and Dolni fallow lands, and then back to Slepiok. We recommend that you spend the whole day hikking around it because there will be many places to stop, look around and take pictures. From the area of Selishte you can reach the neighborhood of Balan and the village of Berende, as well as the village of Prekruste.