Bansko is Bulgaria's premier ski resort - it has the largest ski area, has a great deal of historical significance and has a real working mountain-town feel. Plus, it’s very easygoing on the wallet.
What sets Bansko aside from its Balkan neighbours is the selection of fantastic hotels (mostly built in the last 15 years or so) that wouldn't look out of place in some of the world's most prestigious resorts - here is the chance to soak up some seriously affordable luxury. This is the best resort for snow making in Bulgaria too, with plenty of snow cannons on hand to top up the slopes throughout the season if the weather isn't on our side.
Airport Sofia (SOF)
1 hour 45 minutes
Airport Plodiv (PDV)
2 hours 40 minutes
Euphoria Bar & Grill it has a very big variety of food, good staff and plenty of space to sit and eat outside. It is very well suited for big groups as well as single families. They also offer pizza slices that you can order on the go, if you just want a quick bite to eat.
Steak House Lazur The menu is perfect if you’re in the mood for beers with your food. Nothing goes down better with a beer than steaks and Mexican food and they have some nice starters.
But if you wanted something traditionally Bulgarian take a look at the link below.
Apres ski in Bansko is great there are lots of small bars competing for your business with drink at a very reasonable price compared with the Alps.
If you are looking for an earthy, traditional Bulgarian night out, these bars are located around Ploshtad Varazhdane in the old part of town. The Baryakova Tavern being the most popular.
July and August in Bansko can be hot – it’s hit 30 degrees a lot here this year. It’s a lot cooler than some of the other areas of Bulgaria where it’s regularly been 40 degrees. The vast majority of the activities in Bansko are outdoor and it’s a glorious place for anything outdoors.
Check out this article on what to do in Bansko in the summer.
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Bansko, Pirin, Bulgaria
Fully catered with airport transfers and half board delicious meals. Very close to ski lift & apre-ski. Swimming pool, hot tub, Pub, Kids room.