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Rhodope Mountains


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A range in the Balkan Peninsula of southeast Europe extending southeast from southwest Bulgaria to northeast Greece and rising to 2,926.8 m (9,596 ft). In Roman times the range marked the boundary between Thrace and Macedonia.

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  • n. a mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe; extends along the border between Greece and Bulgaria


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  • Another possibility is the Odrysians, a people of southeastern Thrace, located between the Aegean Sea and the Rhodope Mountains.

    The Spartacus War

  • Shiroka Luka is located along a picturesque river valley in the Rhodope Mountains.


  • Dr. Raphael Valko and his wife Seraphina Valko orchestrated a campaign to excavate the body of a fallen angel from a cave in the Rhodope Mountains in 1943.

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  • The Rhodope Mountains were known to the ancient Thracians but to Bulgarians the mountains are famous for having sheltered and been the base for historic freedom fighters.

    Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

  • The ecoregion does not include the upland vegetation of the Rhodope Mountains (Rhodope montane mixed forests ecoregion) or the sub-Mediterranean and meso-supra-Mediterranean downy oak forests and meso - to thermo-Mediterranean pine forests to the south of the Rhodopes (part of the Aegean & West Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forest ecoregion).

    Balkan mixed forests

  • For six days the army of Hektor moved south through the Rhodope Mountains.

    Shield of Thunder

  • Beyond the line of the Rhodope Mountains the land was seething with discontent.

    Shield of Thunder

  • He wandered away from the captives and stood staring up at the Rhodope Mountains.

    Shield of Thunder

  • He could make out the lower slopes of the Rhodope Mountains but as yet could see no enemy infantry.

    Shield of Thunder

  • A cool breeze was blowing through the Rhodope Mountains, shimmering the long grass of the Thrakian plain and whispering through the tops of the trees that flanked the high hills beyond.

    Shield of Thunder


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