Green Life Ski & Spa Resort Bansko, Bulgaria
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Having once visited this charming resort, people keep coming again and again. And there are plenty of reasons for that. Bansko offers a great variety and can satisfy pretty much everyone’s taste – from fans of modern extreme winter sports, to admirers of the authentic.
The town has carefully preserved its old-time charisma – cobblestone streets and hundred-year old houses looking like cloisters, with high stone walls and small shuttered windows. The list of unique local attractions can go on and on, incliding the aged red wine and the delicious dishes of traditional Bansko cuisine.
Bansko is located in the south-western part of Bulgaria, 160 km away from the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia, 6 km from the town of Razlog and 96 km from the regional center Blagoevgrad. The city lies on the two banks of the Glazne River and right at the footsteps of Pirin Mountain, just below the highest peaks of the mountain.
The contemporary town of Bansko is a unique mixture of old traditions and modern style, where new hotels and apartment houses are separated from more than 100 years old ethnographic houses by just a tiny, stone-paved streets. Because of the unique architecture and the many attractions the town center is listed as a World Heritage Site. Hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants are taking care of the good party spirit of their guests.Bansko is the best winter resort in Bulgaria and the best place to spend your ski vacation. With the longest ski runs, numerous spa centers and rich cultural history the town of Bansko has something for everybody. That is why over the last 10 years Bansko has developed to a beloved tourist destination for the locals and the foreign tourists.The accommodation options in Bansko are more than diverse and there is something for every preference and budget – from luxurious 5-star complexes to guest houses and apartment hotels. Many of the hotels in Bansko have swimming pools and contemporary SPA centers, and offer a number of wellness procedures.
Bansko is not only a ski resort; the town is attractive all seasons. During the summer season the roads and the ski tracks can also be used as routes for mountain cycling. There are many spa hotels, and one of the biggest and best golf courses is located nearby. There are many ancient remains, ruins and temples that are worth seeing.
For hikers and nature lovers in Bansko there is Pirin Nature Park and the oldest tree in Bulgaria (Baykusheva mura), as old as Bulgaria itself – 1300 years old. Also the Bansko region is famous by its mineral waters, which makes the city and the region into an attractive all-seasons SPA destination.
There are multiple landmarks and museums in Bansko. Over 130 architectural and historical monuments are registered, seven of which are of national significance. Most of the attractions in Bansko are situated next to each other, which makes it easier for the tourists to visit as many as possible while enjoying the city.
Attractions in Bansko:
The Holy Trinity Church and especially its tall belfry have become a symbol of Bansko as one of the most attractive mountain resorts, successfully combining the charm of its rich historical past and its picturesque location at the foot of the mighty Pirin Mountain with the most modern facilities for recreation – a wide choice of reputable hotels for all tastes and budgets, one of the best ski zone in South-East Europe.
The Museum House “Nikola Vaptsarov” is the first museum in Bansko and one of the first museums in the Pirin region. The museum is located in the center of Bansko, next to the central square and near the municipality.
Velyan’s House in Bansko is located near the Holy Trinity Church and the central square of the town. The house is an example of the architectural style – fortified house of the Bulgarian Revival Period. Velyan’s House was built in the 18th century and was opened to visitors in 1977.
Paisiy Hilendarski monument is located on the Vazrajdane square in Bansko. It is supposed that the the place where the monument was erected is where Paisiy’s house was once located. The monument was created in 1976 by the sculptor Stoycho Todorov.
Because of the unique biodiversity and spectacular natural formations of Pirin, the Government of Bulgaria has established over 40,000 ha of mountain protected area – Pirin National Park. It is a piece of nature that is a priceless Bulgarian and world heritage and is included in UNESCO’s “Man and the Biosphere” program.
The hotel is set in a picturesque location at the foot of the Pirin Mountain close to the UNESCO-protected Pirin National Park in Bansko. Its stylishly furnished accommodation units are divided in 2 separate buildings and all of them offer magnificent views of the mountains as well as modern amenities. The resort provides free transportation to the ski lifts during the whole winter season. In the summertime guests can unwind and enjoy the tranquillity and natural beauties of the region. A fully equipped modern SPA with indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna, aroma sauna and steam bath offers guests a truly relaxing experience. Dining options include a main restaurant, an a la carte restaurant and lobby bar. There are many supermarkets and restaurants close to the complex, where guests can savour authentic Bulgarian and international cuisine.
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