Planning to come here? Don’t miss the 5 Things to Know Before Visiting Bansko
You are sitting at the desk of your office but your mind is drifting off to that white dazzling ski run that is blinding your eyes even though the Venetian blinds nicely darken your office. The wind is blowing away that messy curls coming out of your ski hat as you are speeding down the snowy run. You are on your dream vacation!
And suddenly you remember that colleague who was on his dream vacation and the whole office heard about it. Where was it? Yes, yes, you remembered! Of course, he was in Bulgaria, of course, he was in Bansko! You open that Google search machine and yes, there is such a place. You want to know more so you start reading. And here is what you find:
Bansko is a little town in Southwest Bulgaria in the beautiful Pirin mountain. The people of Bansko are your first attraction. Hospitable, easy-going, friendly, with the typical love of Bulgarians for foreigners, you will be treated like a celebrity.
The town itself is your second attraction. The beautiful town is set on a flat valley floor in the scenic Pirin National Park. The Historical museum and The Icon Exhibition will take you to the past and you will be able to feel the historical heartbeat of this part of the world. Several more museums, the cobblestone streets and old buildings will give you a hand in this adventure.
Another way to feel the heartbeat of this region is the festivals in Bansko. The Bansko Jazz Fest, Opera Fest, Film Fest and more – festive they are.
The Ski Resort of Bansko! Yes, exactly! The dazzling snowy ski run of your dreams! The perfect place for skiing and snowboarding and so affordable. Lifts will take you up so you can chase the wind down the snowy trail. If you are a beginner, this is your place. The easy slopes will turn your first skiing lessons into a confident achievement.
The Pirin mountain peaks. If you are a mountain climber, a forest walk lover, a panoramic scenery lover, the mountain around Bansko offers you the best opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of your love. Vihren, the mountain’s highest peak and second highest in the country with its 2 914 meters above sea level, is your first choice mountain trail. Once on the peak, you will feel like a conqueror on the top of his conquered world. A beautiful one at that.
The Vihren Hut in the foothill of the peak will offer you accommodation and a starting point for more hiking trails to other huts.
For a dream vacation, you need the comfort and cosiness of a place to stay. Set your mind at rest! In Bansko, you will find first-class accommodation at very affordable prices. And not only that. The spa centres of the hotels will help you relax from that tedious mountain climb or ski adventure.
Exactly! You remember right! That colleague of yours also said that the food in Bulgaria was really, really good. Steak, pizza, potato chips, beer, it all sounds so familiar. Throw in the fresh salads, the hot soups, the cold drinks and the satisfaction is full. Finish the meal off with a creamy coffee and some ice cream, take a nap, read a book, surf the Internet and just enjoy your dream vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria! Don’t foeget to see the best hotels in Bansko by following the link.
I hope these 5 Things to Know Before Visiting Bansko are helpful and can serve you as a quick guide. Don’t miss some of the places to stay, shop and eat below.
Hotels & Places to Shop & Eat in Bansko