Tepava is the smallest village on the Devetaki Plateau, with less than 80 inhabitants and average age over 70 years.
The legend says that Turkish people on their leaving after the Liberation of Bulgaria had hidden their treasures along their way in the area.
Some researches show that people in the village live much longer than the average age in the country. They attribute this to the excellent quality of the air.
The name Tepava comes from the word tepavitsa meaning an old water-driven construction for processing woolen textiles. Once upon a time at the water spring which is now in the center of the village there was an elm-tree with a vine climbing on it looking very much like a tower. In the past the settlement lied about 1 km to the east from the modern village; the people used the water from the spring and step by step moved and settled around the water.