: Родопи, Rodopi, usually used with a definite article — Родопите, Rodopite, sometimes also called Родопа, Rodopa or Родопа планина, Rodopa planina; Greek
: Ροδόπη, Rodopi, "red aspect") are a mountain range in Southeastern Europe
, with over 83% of its area in southern Bulgaria
and the remainder in Greece
. Its highest peak, Golyam Perelik (2,191 m), is the seventh highest Bulgarian mountain. The region is particularly notable for the Karst
areas with their deep river gorges, large caves and specific sculptured forms, such as the Trigrad Gorge
The Rhodopes are spread over 14,737 km², of which 12,233 km² are on Bulgarian territory. The mountains are about 220 km long and about 100-120 km wide, with an average altitude of 785 m. 15 reserves have been established in the region, some of which under UNESCO protection.