Bansko Hotels Bulgaria
Not only is Bansko a popular summer resort, it is also very popular in winter and is said to be one of the most developed ski resorts in Eastern Europe.
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Located in south west of Bulgaria, Bansko is said to be one of the most developed ski and winter resorts in eastern Europe and one of the best in Europe. Bansko tends to be just as popular in the summer as in the winter with it's range of sites for recreation and beautiful lakes.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Bansko Reviews
Map of Bansko
Miss R Beauchamp, Colchester
|1st Mar 2016|
|Royal Towers Hotel|
|1 Bedroom Apt|
Great place, so cheap and plenty of bars and restaurants. Skiing was limited in the afternoon due to the whether but we got up at 7 to ski 8-1pm which was enough. Must get the lifts before 8.15 otherwise you queue and people can be rude and pushy.
Mr A Howard, Borehamwood
|21st Feb 2016|
|Double Or Twin - Economy|
Skiing a bit hit or miss but the nightlife in Banko town certainly makes up for it.
Ms P Cusack, Milton Keynes
|3rd Mar 2015|
|Katarino Resort & Spa Hotel|
|Double Or Twin|
Lovely resort with nice skiing for inexperienced and mid level skiers. Queues not too long. Great instructions all with very good English.
Mr O Hunt, Blackburn
|7th Oct 2014|
|Murite Club Hotel|
|1 Bedroom Deluxe Apt|
Small town, not a lot going on out of season. Charming place.
Mr J Murtagh, Fowey
|8th Feb 2014|
|Lion Bansko Hotel|
Hotel so close to gondola, we choose to walk. Great variety of excellent restaurants.
Mr M Scarfe, Oxford
|10th Feb 2013|
|Royal Towers Hotel|
|2 Bedroom Apt|
|Bed & Breakfast|
Main problem is gondola lift queue, wouldn't go there in school holidays due to numbers, would go off peak.
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Bansko is an inland mountain town with no beaches in the near vicinity. However, the Greek waterfront city of Kavala, which is surrounded by wide bays and sandy beaches, is only 2.5 hours drive away.
Things to Do
During the winter, the highlight of Bansko is undoubtedly the well equipped skiing and snowboarding zone.
During the summer the same ski tracks and the Pirin National Park become a playground for cycling, horse-riding and mountain climbing.
Walking trails and tourist routes can be obtained from the town's visitor information centre, where you can also learn much about the trees and wildlife that fill the Park's mountains, lakes and forests.
The International Jazz Festival takes place annually in August and concerts take place throughout the day and evening, indoors and out, for the best part of a week. During the winter there is an open-air ice skating rink.
Out and About
There are a number of historical landmarks in the town of Bansko itself, perhaps the most notable being the sizeable Holy Trinity Temple and its symbolic belltower. The museum complex provides excellent examples of Revival architecture and also worth a visit is the Bansko Art School Icon Exhibition
Outside of the city you can see the natural rock formation named 'The Wedding' which, according to legend, is actually the guests of a wedding who were turned to stone (29km) or, you could visit the artistic and historic Rila Monastery and Hyrelo's Tower, parts of which date back to the 10th century, in the Rila Mountain (94km)
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