Located just across the Glazne river from the main gondola station, this apartment offers one of the most convenient locations for access to the slopes. From the balcony you get views across the gardens of another complex, to the mountains in the distance. Off the spacious hallway lie the bedroom, with double bed, the lounge-diner and bathroom. A sofa-bed provides additional sleeping space for a further 2 people or if this is too cosy, the armchair also converts to a single bed.
Just a short distance down the road is a modern shopping mall, whilst cross the Glazne river and the renowned restaurants of the Kempinski Hotel and the Victoria are just a stone's throw away. From here, it's a pleasant walk past the town ice rink and down to the old town where there are many traditional restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 160 km, Nearest railway: Bansko 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Own ski locker for leaving your boots and skis
All crockery and utensils provided
Apartment can be accessed by lift or by stairs.
Reception on site for collection of keys and for advice.
Spa facilities available at neighbouring complex for additional charge.
|Further details outdoors|
Balcony with table & 2 chairs.
Price includes weekly clean. Mid-week clean may be provided at additional cost.
Welcome pack available at additional cost, but convenience store is just a short walk away.
Just 2km south-west of Bansko lies the entrance to the Pirin National Park. Its 40,000 hectares of rugged countryside comprise mountain ridges, alpine meadows, glacial lakes, waterfalls and forests. Listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983, the Park is home to a wide range of flora, birds and mammals. The park is a haven for walkers, with hikes ranging from hours to several days in duration.
Bansko is situated at the foothills of the stunning Pirin mountains, giving easy access by modern gondola to a world class skiing area at 2000 to 2500m. This World Cup venue offers excellent skiing and snowboarding in winter, whilst the hot, dry summers are ideal for walking, mountain biking, horse riding and white water rafting.
The old town centre, founded in the 10th century, offers picturesque streets and great value dining in the traditional restaurants or Mehanas. Focal points are the Holy Trinity Church, with its distinctive bell tower and the streets around the town square. A short walk from the apartment is the town's ice rink, and closeby are the excellent Victoria restaurant and for fine dining, the Kempinski. A modern shopping mall offers a variety of stores.
The resort is well served by a modern and efficient gondola and modern ski-lift infrastructure. Snows are generally good from late December through to April and are complemented by an array of snow cannons. The resort is particularly good for beginners and intermediates with 8 blue and 11 red runs, combined with a variety of ski schools, including the excellent Bansko Ski School. There is plenty of variety with over 65km of pistes, including a 16km run back into town. Night skiing is also an option on the floodlit 7km slope.
Bansko is not just for winter, with a wide range of summer activities making this an ideal all-year-round holiday destination. There's fantastic hiking to be had in the Pirin mountains, with marked trails for all levels and guides available in town. Mountain biking is also very popular for all levels. Other activities include white water rafting, horse riding and canoe/kayaking.
The town is also well known for its annual summer Jazz festival held in August.
Just a short drive from Bansko is Dobrinishte, a spa resort with mineral springs and natural hot waters, where you will also find a large open air swimming pool where you can bathe in the mineral waters.
Being in the South-West of Bulgaria, for those with a car, Bansko can form part of a two-centre holiday including a stay in Greece (check restrictions with your car hire company).