Devil’s Throat is a cave, which is formed due to landslide . The cave is situated 1.5 kilometers north of the village Trigrad in Trigradsko Gorge in the Rhodopes. Its main part is occupied by a large hall , which is the highest underground waterfall on the Balkan Peninsula.
The name comes from the cave entrance shape resembling a devil’s head . The cave has received from the river falling below the ground from a height of 42 meters , forming a huge hall called Rumbling room. Its length is 110 meters , width – 40 m , and the height reaches 35 meters. This is the largest room in the Bulgarian caves after the entry hall of Devetashka cave – it can fit “St. Alexander Nevski” . From the entrance is artificial gallery is 150 meters long , through which extend to the base of the watercourse . From 301 feet up along the underground waterfall to the surface. Around 400 meters from the entrance to the Devil’s Throat waters of the underground river is lost in the siphon gallery . In the upstream section of the siphon , the cave has over 10 lakes and thresholds. The length of the drain is more than 150 meters, which are not passed . Diving this place died two young divers then there have been repeated attempts to study.
Then drain , 60 – meter gallery underground river leaves the cave and go back to the surface through another cave which locals call Devil ‘s ass .
In the Devil’s Throat winter large colony of Schreiber’s bat bat.
Devil’s Throat gives rise to various legends of the Thracians . One of them said that here Orpheus descended into the underworld of Hades to rescue his beloved – Eurydice.
The cave is one hundred tourist sites of the Bulgarian Tourist Union.
The cave is open from 8 to 18 hours, even in off-season you can visit , you will find someone to guide you . The cave is electrified and ladders roaring waters underground waterfall are secured with betonen railing ( old metal has been replaced ) . The temperature in the cave is about +8 ° C.
The exit of the cave is accessible for an inflatable boat , you can rent any place.