The clock tower in Panicheri
Updated: Feb 28
Dear friends of "Photo moments", let's welcome spring with these wonderful harbingers - the storks!
The village of Panicheri is a picturesque, green, peaceful Hisar village, in the center of which rises this tall and slender clock tower.
How to reach Panicheri village?
Panicheri is a village in Hisarya municipality, Plovdiv region.
They are located on the road Starosel - Staro Zhelezare.
The village is 15 kilometers (about 14 minutes) from the town of Hisarya.
The main road winds right through the village and you will inevitably notice the proud and slender posture of this beauty, counting down the time precisely from 1981.
There is a large parking lot built opposite the clock tower, so just pull up opposite it, leave your car, walk around, listen to the silence, enjoy the pretty village and maybe if you're lucky, you'll hear the clucking of storks' beaks.
Every year, in early spring, a pair of beautiful white storks rush back from wintering abroad and resettle in their lovely home at the top of the tower, from where there is an incredible view of the old Balkans - to the north and the fertile fields of Plovdiv - southwards.
For years the tower has been their familiar native home, where the happy family lays its eggs, where their sweet offspring hatch, where all grow happily together under the hot Thracian sun, where the little ones make their first timid attempts at flying, so that together in the autumn they can set off for distant Africa.
As I already mentioned, the tower was erected in 1981 and financed with personal funds from the 1921 collection.
The clock was restored and restored in May 2021. The sponsor of the restoration is Eng. Tano Neychev, and the restorer is Yanko Malakov.
What can be visited nearby?
3 kilometers from Panicheri (about 4 minutes by car) you will find the village of Staro Zhelezare, where you will have the unique opportunity to inherit art under the open sky.
About 6 kilometers from Panicheri (about 7 minutes by car) you will find the picturesque village of Starosel.
15 kilometers from Panicheri (about 14 minutes by car) is the town of Hisarya.
Drink from Hisarya's many hot mineral springs.
In the city of Hisarya, you must visit the uniquely well-preserved Roman baths.
Pass under the majestic arch of the main southern gate of the ancient city of Diocletianopol, today called "The Camels".
Stroll past the impressive ruins of the ancient ramparts of Diocletianopol.
The beautiful parks of Hisarya will welcome you with "Welcome"! These are:
Momina salza Park
Orpheus dale park
Momina banya park
I wish you an excellent mood!