|The town of Bansko is located in the south-western part of Bulgaria, 160 km away from the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, 6 km from the town of Razlog and 96 km from the regional center Blagoevgrad. The city lies on the two banks of the Glazne River and right at the footsteps of Pirin Mountain, just below the highest peaks of the mountain.
The contemporary town of Bansko is a unique mixture of old traditions and modern style, where new hotels and apartment houses are separated from more than 100 years old ethnographic houses by just a tiny, stone-paved streets. Because of the unique architecture and the many attractions the town center is listed as a World Heritage Site. Hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants are taking care of the good party spirit of their guests.Bansko is the best winter resort in Bulgaria and the best place to spend your ski vacation. With the longest ski runs, numerous spa centers and rich cultural history the town of Bansko has something for everybody. That is why over the last 10 years Bansko has developed to a beloved tourist destination for the locals and the foreign tourists.The accommodation options in Bansko are more than diverse and there is something for every preference and budget – from luxurious 5-star complexes to guest houses and apartment hotels. Many of the hotels in Bansko have swimming pools and contemporary SPA centers, and offer a number of wellness procedures.
Bansko is not only a ski resort; the town is attractive all seasons. During the summer season the roads and the ski tracks can also be used as routes for mountain cycling. There are many spa hotels, and one of the biggest and best golf courses is located nearby. There are many ancient remains, ruins and temples that are worth seeing.
For hikers and nature lovers in Bansko there is Pirin Nature Park and the oldest tree in Bulgaria (Baykusheva mura), as old as Bulgaria itself – 1300 years old. Also the Bansko region is famous by its mineral waters, which makes the city and the region into an attractive all-seasons SPA destination.
There are multiple landmarks and museums in Bansko. Over 130 architectural and historical monuments are registered, seven of which are of national significance. Most of the attractions in Bansko are situated next to each other, which makes it easier for the tourists to visit as many as possible while enjoying the city.