Located at the foot of the Pirin National Park, Bansko is the ski centre of Bulgaria as well as a hidden gem for summer vacations. Dating back to the Romans the old blends with the new – horse and carts are still common. Traditional Mehanas (family tavern) with roaring log fires and local cuisine are complimented with the modern shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and night clubs.
Bulgaria is recognised as the cheapest ski location in Europe with both skiing and après costs a fraction of the Alps.
Bansko enjoys excellent summer temperatures up to mid 30's but with cooler mountain air in the evenings. A vast range of activities are available - golf at the nearby Ian Woosnam golf complex, horse riding, tennis, mountain hiking (numerous mountain lakes), bird watching, fishing, extreme sports such as downhill mountain biking, white water rafting, off road safaris, ATV tours , rock climbing, paintballing, to name a few.
Hire a car and visit the thermal swimming pools at nearby Dobrinishte, see a concert at Plovidv's Roman ampi- theatre, Rila monastery or even visit Greece an hour away. The Roman ruins of Philippi are enroute to the Greek coast at Kavala (2hrs) - where you can catch a ferry to the islands.
The 3rd floor, two bedroom/two bathroom apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, 32”TV/DVD, iPod-dock & Free 4G Wi-Fi. Log fire (logs available). Fitted with fire alarms, extinguisher & fire blanket. South facing balconies with table and chairs to enjoy the sunshine & mountain views. Direct access into the forest trails from the complex. The complex has security fob activated lift. During the ski season the complex shuttle bus is available to and from the gondola.
If you enjoy open spaces, fresh mountain air, snow or sunshine, this is your location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia or Plovdiv 150 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
As well as the ski area for winter holiday there is plenty to do the rest of the year.
Bansko enjoys beautiful summers to enjoy the local facilities as detailed.
There is plenty to explore with a hire car - the Rila monastery, the dancing bear sanctuary, Todorof & Milnek wine production and vine yards. Plovidiv is a real cosmopolitan city with wide pedestrian shopping areas, beautiful Churches and Roman ruins, including the Am phi theatre where you can enjoy an open air opera or concert at incredibly low prices. Sofia has it own charm and famous sites to see.
If that's not enough the Greek border is an hour away and the beach at Karvala 2hrs away.