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The legend of Urdoviza and Atliman

The legend associates Kiten with the differentiation of Hasekiata as a privileged area during the Ottoman yoke.  During the first years after Bulgaria was conquered by the Ottoman Empirein the settlement – fortress a girl named Stana Urdovizka became famous for her beauty. She was so beautiful that even the Turkish Sultan was captivated by her beauty. He did not hesitate to send his troops to bring the beautiful Bulgarian to him.


When the Sultan asked her to marry him, in the eyes of the beauty, which were usually teary, there was a spark of hope.  She told the Sultan she was going to marry him, but before that she wanted him to grant her one wish – to exempt from all taxes as much land in her country as a “flying” horse can cover from sunrise to sunset. The Sultan ruled vast territories in Europe and Asia, so to grant this wish was not difficult for him, he immediately agreed to do it. One early morning Stana Urdovizka set off with a “flying” horse from the peninsula, heading southwest in the direction of the mountain and rode down the other side of the river. Then she turned west against the tide and the opposite mountains.