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History of Stoykite

The village is mentioned for the first time in the historical sources in a document from 1706 by the French traveller Paul Lukas. It was populated in the 17 century during the period of forced conversion to Mohammedanism of the Bulgarian population in the Rhodopes. For a long time the village was also a dwelling place of the shepherds of Shiroka Laka.

After the Liberation of Bulgaria (1878) Stoykite was an important centre of the struggles against the senklerists (a group of people, who tried to revert the Ottoman rule.

In the village one can see one of the most interesting Rhodopean churches – “St. St. Peter and Pavel”.

In the village was found a bronze medal from the First International Olympics in 1896. The investigations point that it belonged to Georgi Kapushiev – a famous wrestler in the village.

Once Stoykite was an important centre of the revolution struggles Panorama of the ridge of Chernatitza and the peaks of Murgavetz, Perelik, and Karluk Grashtitza hamlet The road to Shiroka Laka

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