Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna

Villa “Fauna”

Welcome to villa “Fauna”

It is a lovely and calm place for all nature lovers. A perfect start point for hiking in Pirin National Park, or visit Kresna Gorge. The village of Rakitna, where the villa is situated, is very close to the main road from Sofia to Greece. And only an hour and half to the National Park Kerkini in Greece.


A restored old rural house, it has a rustic internal decoration.


The village of Rakitna is situated in the spectacular Kresna Gorge of Struma River.


The five separated rooms with own bathrooms could host up to 13 guests, but for the best comfort it is recommended for 12 people (incl. 3 couples). The rooms are as followed:

A room with one double bed (144 cm); A room with one bed (124cm)+ another bed (72cm); A room with a double bed (164cm); A room with 2 single beds (82cm); A room with a double bed (164cm)+ 2 single beds (82cm).


There is a big dining room for 15 people on the ground floor with a fire place. TV set. The door leads to the three big step terraces of the house, which are usually a preferred place to stay and have dinner in summer period. There is an awesome view to the highest part of Pirin Mountain and to the green hills of Maleshevska Mountain and Kresna gorge cliffs. Internet coverage is limited.

The villa Fauna kitchen is a separated small building, full-equipped and available for self-cooking and catering. On request, typical Bulgarian food could be well planned and prepared by a local lady.


You could rent bikes or houses to ride on request.

Kresna Gorge is very famous with rafting sport development.


Villa Fauna team proposes daily birdwatching tours in the region.


Especially for wildlife photographers few hides are available for taking pictures of vultures, song birds, etc. In the close range of the villa, only for 1-2 days you could make lovely shootings of Fallow deer, tortoises, Shorthorn Rodopi cattle, Karakachan guarding dogs and plenty of bird species.



It is only an hour and a half driving distance to the National Park Kerkini in Greece, an amazing place for birds’ lovers. By renting a boat everybody could enter deeply into the nesting colonies of herons, cormorants and pelicans.


For more information and reservations, please send your questions at or call +359878777684

Remember, your accommodation and using of services provided in villa Fauna, is a donation to FWFF nature-conservation projects and a support for the protection of biodiversity in Kresna Gorge and adjacent area.