Dryanovo Monastery “St. Archangel Michael” is situated at about 6 km. from Dryanovo, under stunning cliffs and amazing nature. The Monastery itself is not very functional, only it has one church working, the rest is, well… a restaurant.
The reason to go there are the Natural Sites and the nice camp. As you go along the river that runs next to the monastery, you will reach a beautiful site with a waterfall, the cliffs in many places are adapted for Rock Climbers, and right after is Bacho Kiro Cave, The Walking Route “Via Ferrata” and the walking route to beautiful Bozhentsi village, but i would not recommend going on it, since it is a 5-6 hour walk, and marking in many places on the way are gone and one may get lost.
At camp Strinava there are 20 wooden bungalows with 2 or 3 beds, and common bathrooms. There is a large parking lot, which is good for flat large vehicles. There is also space for putting up your own tent on the grass area. The camping works seasonly from 1 April to 30 October. Price of bungalow is less than ten 10 leva a person. Camping with a tent is cheaper. The better time to go there is weekdays, not weekends. Nights can be rather cold, even in summer. In the evening there are many places where one can have a camp fire.
There is no shop at the place, but if you forget to shop before going there, there is nice a restaurant in the chalet and next to the monastery.
The Chalet offer really nice rooms, with two beds inside, they have heating for colder months. Prices are 12 leva/ 6 Euro a person.
Transport to Dryanovo Monastery: You can go there with a train – from Veliko Tarnovo the train costs about 2 leva / 1 euro, and with a bus from Dryanovo.