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Bansko Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 382 photos

Luxurious way to relax

All over Bansko theres building work going on,everywhere you look theres developments going up,some more finished then others.
Most of the building work is nearly finished now and the town looks less like a building site.
The people we spoke to seemed to think the new builds will increase in value,but the food,drink and other amenities will stay at reasonable prices,which I feel is good for both tourists and locals alike.

Two of the locals

We saw these lovley little old ladies just sta watching the world go by,miding their own business,so Maria asked if she could take a picture,they didnt seem to mind,especially when Maria gave one of them 5 euros,and the other one put her hand out then asking for some.
It was an expensive,but lovely photo. !!!!

Beautiful Bansko

This lovely traditional Bulgarian town set in the Pirin mountains,its about 60 miles from Sofia.
It was our first to Bulgaria and we`re very impressed by the beautiful countryside,very similar to the UK.We saw fields of sunflowers that had been scorched in the summer sun,bet they would`ve looked glorious.
The people we met we`re very friendly and full of pride for their country,and wanted to know about us too.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great food,scenery,people and will be busier soon
  • Cons:Prices have gone up a bit !!!
  • In a nutshell:Looking more like a ski resort now
  • Last visit to Bansko: Feb 2009
  • Intro Updated Mar 8, 2009
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  • Juliana_Barakova's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    beautiful nature, hospitable local people, a variety of bars and restaurants, very economicalat the same time high standard of hotel services and skiing facilities

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Never heard of the place. Sounds interesting.

  • katymac2000's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:56 AM

    Just returned from a fantastic ski-ing holiday in Bansko, and also took pictures of all the wonderful food in resturants. Will certainly go back there again.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    drove through here 2 months ago - interesting to see yr snow pics! Id certainly consider this as a ski destination thanks to yr tips and the trip I greatly enjoyed around Bulgaria.

  • Mar 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Wow! Beautiful photos - of both the food and the slopes!! Were you there for the Women's World Cup Events last weekend? After 25 years, Bansko's made a come back!! Mine will be next year! Cheers! Marina ;-)

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2007 at 4:57 AM

    I'm glad you enjoyed Bansko. I bet it's packed with skiers now! greetings from Sofia


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