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Guidebook for Bansko

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Guidebook for Bansko

Food Scene
They offer a wide selection of everything from pizzas and pastas to creative salads and all sort of grilled meats and a tempting desserts. Other than temporary closings for renovations after ski season, they work year round. If you are feeling to lazy to walk one minute to there, they deliver too! Reservations recommended during ski season and when there are festivals.
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Restaurant Victoria Bansko
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They offer a wide selection of everything from pizzas and pastas to creative salads and all sort of grilled meats and a tempting desserts. Other than temporary closings for renovations after ski season, they work year round. If you are feeling to lazy to walk one minute to there, they deliver too! Reservations recommended during ski season and when there are festivals.
This venue also has a wide selection of everything. They have great grilled meats which you can see being prepared on the veranda at the entrance. The food is great, but the service can be slow. Tell them you are a local and have a flat here and demand a 15%-20% discount. Reservations needed during ski season in the evenings.
Veranda BBQ & Wine
77 "Pirin" Str.
This venue also has a wide selection of everything. They have great grilled meats which you can see being prepared on the veranda at the entrance. The food is great, but the service can be slow. Tell them you are a local and have a flat here and demand a 15%-20% discount. Reservations needed during ski season in the evenings.
Amvrosia Restaurant offers contemporary haute cuisineusing fresh seasonal ingredients. Th menu changes and sometimes they have live music so check the site or call to see what's on. This is on the expensive side and reservations should be made.
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort
Amvrosia Restaurant offers contemporary haute cuisineusing fresh seasonal ingredients. Th menu changes and sometimes they have live music so check the site or call to see what's on. This is on the expensive side and reservations should be made.
This place has indoor and outdoor seating and serves English breakfasts, BBQ, Greek and Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood and Veggie dishes. They often have live music and show live sporting events.
Euphoria
This place has indoor and outdoor seating and serves English breakfasts, BBQ, Greek and Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood and Veggie dishes. They often have live music and show live sporting events.
The tables have built in BBQ grill and you grill your own meat - great concept, but not always the nicest meat!
La Skara
42 ul. "Yavor"
The tables have built in BBQ grill and you grill your own meat - great concept, but not always the nicest meat!
Mediterranean, pizza and BBQ - make reservations during ski season. This place is at the entrance of Bansko so you will likely want a car to drive there.
Leonardo Restaurant Bansko
11 ul. "Kir Blago Todev"
Mediterranean, pizza and BBQ - make reservations during ski season. This place is at the entrance of Bansko so you will likely want a car to drive there.
A fun venue to do something different. The food is good, but a bit over priced, but the entertainment makes it worth it - especially if you haven't been to tappanyaki before. You can also order sushi and other Asian salads. Call for reservations as they are often closed for private events.
Sushi Bar & Teppanyaki Grill
96 "Pirin" Str.
A fun venue to do something different. The food is good, but a bit over priced, but the entertainment makes it worth it - especially if you haven't been to tappanyaki before. You can also order sushi and other Asian salads. Call for reservations as they are often closed for private events.
This place is casual, inexpensive and popular among the locals. It serves mostlly traditional Bulgarian food.
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The Log House Bansko
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This place is casual, inexpensive and popular among the locals. It serves mostlly traditional Bulgarian food.
One of the most popular Bulgarian Mehanas in Bansko serving the best of Bulgarain traditional food. Reservations are recommended in the winter. Most nites you will enjoy live entertainment from a local gypsy ensemble.
Барякова механа
One of the most popular Bulgarian Mehanas in Bansko serving the best of Bulgarain traditional food. Reservations are recommended in the winter. Most nites you will enjoy live entertainment from a local gypsy ensemble.
If you are looking for gourmet food on the slopes, this is the only place. Be sure to reserve a table, especially on weekends. Food is prepared by an Italian chef in a luxurious mountain atmosphere. Service is very friendly and you will be treated to handmade sweets and maybe homemade lemonchello at the end of your meal. When you arrive, you can put hang up your boots, hemlet and change into slippers. This place is pricey by Bansko standard, but worth it. Ask for a balcony table when it is warm and sunny - they will give you blankets if you are chilly. They are only open during the day during ski season. I think the last reservations are for 3pm as they close when the mountain closes and the staff take the gondola down at the end of the day.
VIP Room
If you are looking for gourmet food on the slopes, this is the only place. Be sure to reserve a table, especially on weekends. Food is prepared by an Italian chef in a luxurious mountain atmosphere. Service is very friendly and you will be treated to handmade sweets and maybe homemade lemonchello at the end of your meal. When you arrive, you can put hang up your boots, hemlet and change into slippers. This place is pricey by Bansko standard, but worth it. Ask for a balcony table when it is warm and sunny - they will give you blankets if you are chilly. They are only open during the day during ski season. I think the last reservations are for 3pm as they close when the mountain closes and the staff take the gondola down at the end of the day.
Bar 180 is on the slopes and a nice place where you can have wood fired pizza, salads, pasta, and drinks. It gets crowded at lunch time. There is seating outside which is great when it is sunny. It is moderately priced. Service can be slow when they are busy, but don't be shy to chase the waiter. If you want proper pizza, come here - all other pizza on the mountain is BG style thick crust slices with kashkaval and little sauce.
Bar 180°
Bar 180 is on the slopes and a nice place where you can have wood fired pizza, salads, pasta, and drinks. It gets crowded at lunch time. There is seating outside which is great when it is sunny. It is moderately priced. Service can be slow when they are busy, but don't be shy to chase the waiter. If you want proper pizza, come here - all other pizza on the mountain is BG style thick crust slices with kashkaval and little sauce.
This place doesn't look like much from the street - in fact I walked by it without going in for several years. It is now my favourite place for steak! While lacking a steak house atmosphere, the food is really good. They also have some Mexican things on the menu, but I haven't tried them so will not comment. The service was very friendly and desserts worth breaking a diet for.
Steak Hause Lazur
14 ulitsa "Glazne"
This place doesn't look like much from the street - in fact I walked by it without going in for several years. It is now my favourite place for steak! While lacking a steak house atmosphere, the food is really good. They also have some Mexican things on the menu, but I haven't tried them so will not comment. The service was very friendly and desserts worth breaking a diet for.
This is the only fondue restaurant in Bansko and is located in Lucky Bansko Hotel. Reservations recommended. Service is slow and prices are high by Bansko standards, but the fondue and raclette are authentic. Save space for chocolate fondue for dessert.
Alpine restaurant "Fondue"
4-10 ul. "Kir Blago Todev"
This is the only fondue restaurant in Bansko and is located in Lucky Bansko Hotel. Reservations recommended. Service is slow and prices are high by Bansko standards, but the fondue and raclette are authentic. Save space for chocolate fondue for dessert.
You could easily walk by this place without noticing, but don't. Quick casual friendly dining all year. Probably the best burgers in Bansko. Excellent home made hummus and avocado dip (I always order extra of both to take home). They have lamb burgers, vegetarian offerings, Mexican dishes, healthy breakfasts, and much more. Your dogs are also always welcome! :) This venue is frequented by tourists and local Bulgarians and expats.
Happy Food
2770 ul. "Nayden Gerov"
You could easily walk by this place without noticing, but don't. Quick casual friendly dining all year. Probably the best burgers in Bansko. Excellent home made hummus and avocado dip (I always order extra of both to take home). They have lamb burgers, vegetarian offerings, Mexican dishes, healthy breakfasts, and much more. Your dogs are also always welcome! :) This venue is frequented by tourists and local Bulgarians and expats.
This restaurant is located in Cedar Lodge 4 and only works during ski season. Good food offering mostly European menu and a few Thai dishes. The service is slow, but the food is good. They also have outdoor seating with a mountain view which is nice when it is sunny.
Five Points Restaurant
42 ulitsa "Yavor"
This restaurant is located in Cedar Lodge 4 and only works during ski season. Good food offering mostly European menu and a few Thai dishes. The service is slow, but the food is good. They also have outdoor seating with a mountain view which is nice when it is sunny.
This restaurant works year round and is famous for it's fresh fish which comes from the reservoir. It's a bit tricky to find, but worth the effort. They have indoor and outdoor seating and a small playground for kids. Dogs are welcome and you can walk around the reservoir while you wait for your food or after your meal. The menu is basic offering only Bulgarian food like shopska salad, soups, and grilled meats. Service is friendly, but can be slow and food will come to the table when it is ready in typical Bulgarian style.
Restaurant Iazovir Krinetz
This restaurant works year round and is famous for it's fresh fish which comes from the reservoir. It's a bit tricky to find, but worth the effort. They have indoor and outdoor seating and a small playground for kids. Dogs are welcome and you can walk around the reservoir while you wait for your food or after your meal. The menu is basic offering only Bulgarian food like shopska salad, soups, and grilled meats. Service is friendly, but can be slow and food will come to the table when it is ready in typical Bulgarian style.
Traditional Bulgarian food. This is a typical Bulgarian mehana meaning it is decorated in a traditional folklore style and you will enjoy a wide range of local dishes. Check in advance, but most nites there will be gypsies playing traditional folklore music. This place is only open during ski season. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
cheerful village
109 "Pirin" Str.
Traditional Bulgarian food. This is a typical Bulgarian mehana meaning it is decorated in a traditional folklore style and you will enjoy a wide range of local dishes. Check in advance, but most nites there will be gypsies playing traditional folklore music. This place is only open during ski season. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
If you are looking for curry, this is the place to go. There are no Indian restaurants in Bansko, and the Avalon Hotel does not classify as on either. However the owner, James, hosts curry nites in his hotel - usually on Thursdays and Fridays. They are buffet style and worth it and have grown in popularity over the years. Most of the guests are hotel guests or expats who end up here by word of mouth. The atmosphere is very welcoming and you might make a few new friends. You can read more on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/Avalon-Hotel-Bansko-264882260213060/?rc=p). Do write to James in advance as seating is limited. I would only recommend this venue for the curry nites.
Hotel Avalon
If you are looking for curry, this is the place to go. There are no Indian restaurants in Bansko, and the Avalon Hotel does not classify as on either. However the owner, James, hosts curry nites in his hotel - usually on Thursdays and Fridays. They are buffet style and worth it and have grown in popularity over the years. Most of the guests are hotel guests or expats who end up here by word of mouth. The atmosphere is very welcoming and you might make a few new friends. You can read more on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/Avalon-Hotel-Bansko-264882260213060/?rc=p). Do write to James in advance as seating is limited. I would only recommend this venue for the curry nites.
Subway is the only franchise in Bansko. It works only during ski season and is located across from the Kempinski Hotel on Pirin Street. They are open from breakfast until 10pm.
Subway
95 "Pirin" Str.
Subway is the only franchise in Bansko. It works only during ski season and is located across from the Kempinski Hotel on Pirin Street. They are open from breakfast until 10pm.
This is a take away gelato place. It is actually run by an Italian guy who makes the gelato fresh daily. They also have some other packaged Italian specialty desserts you can purchase to take home. A nice stop for a take away snack to start a stroll down the pedestrian section of Pirin STreet.
Gelato Italiano
90 "Pirin" Str.
This is a take away gelato place. It is actually run by an Italian guy who makes the gelato fresh daily. They also have some other packaged Italian specialty desserts you can purchase to take home. A nice stop for a take away snack to start a stroll down the pedestrian section of Pirin STreet.
Drinks & Nightlife
Not one of my favorite places, but popular with tourists. They offer a brunch menu, British & Mexican cuisine, kid's menu, wi-fi. The show live sports events, sometimes have live music and karaoke nites.
Lion's pub
90 "Pirin" Str.
Not one of my favorite places, but popular with tourists. They offer a brunch menu, British & Mexican cuisine, kid's menu, wi-fi. The show live sports events, sometimes have live music and karaoke nites.
They offer a wide menu of food for lunch and dinner and often have live music in the evenings.
Queens pub Bansko
92 "Pirin" Str.
They offer a wide menu of food for lunch and dinner and often have live music in the evenings.
I don't go to night clubs so I cannot comment, but this seems to be a popular place for young people.
Oxygen club
85 "Pirin" Str.
I don't go to night clubs so I cannot comment, but this seems to be a popular place for young people.
This is a piano bar across the street in the Kempinsky. The play some 80s and 90s hits and focus on Bulgarian and Russian favorites. They are open until late, but call to book a table and make sure they are open as they often close for private events.
Piano Bar Sing Sing
96 "Pirin" Str.
This is a piano bar across the street in the Kempinsky. The play some 80s and 90s hits and focus on Bulgarian and Russian favorites. They are open until late, but call to book a table and make sure they are open as they often close for private events.
Late night fun venue offering live music and cheap drinks every nite during ski season. Filled with tourists and fun for a party hardy nite out. It's advised to stick to beer and wine here. :)
Amigo Pub
8 ul. "Nayden Gerov"
Late night fun venue offering live music and cheap drinks every nite during ski season. Filled with tourists and fun for a party hardy nite out. It's advised to stick to beer and wine here. :)
This is a small venue of Lavina hotel frequented by people from Sofia that ski in Bansko and relax at Borovitz on the summer on the Black Sea. It is small and lots of people seem to know each other. But they have some of the best drinks in town and high quality alcohol. It is a lobby and not bar atmosphere but can end up being a fun nite.
White Lavina Spa and Ski Lodge
This is a small venue of Lavina hotel frequented by people from Sofia that ski in Bansko and relax at Borovitz on the summer on the Black Sea. It is small and lots of people seem to know each other. But they have some of the best drinks in town and high quality alcohol. It is a lobby and not bar atmosphere but can end up being a fun nite.
This place is new and has a stylish interior. The bar on the second floor is quite fun. They have live acoustic music or a DJ until 3am on most nites during ski season. It's a fun place to meet locals and tourists. The outdoor terrace is also nice for drinks outside on a sunny day. They also have an interesting food menu. However 8 of us tried various dishes from nachos and pizza to steaks, pasta and Turkish kebabs and none of us would go back for the food. If you decide to try the dinner menu, reservations are recommended during ski season.
Ginger Bar & Dinner
This place is new and has a stylish interior. The bar on the second floor is quite fun. They have live acoustic music or a DJ until 3am on most nites during ski season. It's a fun place to meet locals and tourists. The outdoor terrace is also nice for drinks outside on a sunny day. They also have an interesting food menu. However 8 of us tried various dishes from nachos and pizza to steaks, pasta and Turkish kebabs and none of us would go back for the food. If you decide to try the dinner menu, reservations are recommended during ski season.
Happy End is a popular Apres ski venue across from the gondola. Enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace after skiing or come back after dinner to hear live music and party until early in the morning. It is recommended to stick to wine and beer here as the cocktails are pricey and never as nice as they look on the menu!
Happy End
94 "Pirin" Str.
Happy End is a popular Apres ski venue across from the gondola. Enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace after skiing or come back after dinner to hear live music and party until early in the morning. It is recommended to stick to wine and beer here as the cocktails are pricey and never as nice as they look on the menu!
Base Camp is a bit out of the way and you may want to take a taxi. It seems to work year round. It is small and casual and often has live music - call to see what's on. It's a very friendly place that attracts locals and tourists and people of all ages. I've been there during ski season and during the summer and each time has been a totally different experience, but always fun.
BaseCamp Bansko
Base Camp is a bit out of the way and you may want to take a taxi. It seems to work year round. It is small and casual and often has live music - call to see what's on. It's a very friendly place that attracts locals and tourists and people of all ages. I've been there during ski season and during the summer and each time has been a totally different experience, but always fun.
Shopping
BOGNER
67-71 ul. "Glazne"
Conte in the Kempinski hotel has most of the latest fashions and always has a discount.
Conte of Florence
Conte in the Kempinski hotel has most of the latest fashions and always has a discount.
Brands: Alpina, Adidas, Arena, Asics, Atomic, Bench, Burton, Converse, Dakine, Elan, Fila, Head, Jack Wolfskin, Luhta, Nordica, Quick Silver, Roxy and much more
SPORT DEPOT
92 "Pirin" Str.
Brands: Alpina, Adidas, Arena, Asics, Atomic, Bench, Burton, Converse, Dakine, Elan, Fila, Head, Jack Wolfskin, Luhta, Nordica, Quick Silver, Roxy and much more
Entertainment & Activities
You need a car to get here, but it is one of the best spas in Bansko and offers a variety of Asian massages and actually have Asians to carry them out.
Victoria Spa Bansko
5 ul. "Glazne"
You need a car to get here, but it is one of the best spas in Bansko and offers a variety of Asian massages and actually have Asians to carry them out.
The Kempinski has one of the best spas in Bansko. In additional to massages, they have an indoor and out door pool, ice room, outdoor jacuzzi, several saunas and more. In addition to booking spa services, you will be asked to come by in advance to make a deposit. But it is worth it.
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
The Kempinski has one of the best spas in Bansko. In additional to massages, they have an indoor and out door pool, ice room, outdoor jacuzzi, several saunas and more. In addition to booking spa services, you will be asked to come by in advance to make a deposit. But it is worth it.
A few minutes from the flat, the ice rink works during ski season. The sessions start on the hour. Get there in advance if you need to rent skates. The skates are for beginners so if you are an avid skater, you might want to bring you own skates.
Ice Rink
89А "Pirin" Str.
A few minutes from the flat, the ice rink works during ski season. The sessions start on the hour. Get there in advance if you need to rent skates. The skates are for beginners so if you are an avid skater, you might want to bring you own skates.
MIAS certified guide offering mountain biking tours fro several hours to 4 days - check also Skill Dirt Park and their links to bike trails
Bansko Skidoo Safari
37 ul. "Yavor"
MIAS certified guide offering mountain biking tours fro several hours to 4 days - check also Skill Dirt Park and their links to bike trails
Riding lessons for beginners and long rides in the outdoors for the more advanced. You will need a car to go here and it is best to book in advance.
Equine Campus Dvorene
Riding lessons for beginners and long rides in the outdoors for the more advanced. You will need a car to go here and it is best to book in advance.
Golf club with rental of golf clubs, lessons, Junior academy, summer camps and much more. You will need a car to get here. Check their sites to find out about camps and other events.
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Pirin Golf and Country Club
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Golf club with rental of golf clubs, lessons, Junior academy, summer camps and much more. You will need a car to get here. Check their sites to find out about camps and other events.
This is a pretty good gym and they have a spa as well.
Pulse Fitness & Spa BANSKO
5 ulitsa "Glazne"
This is a pretty good gym and they have a spa as well.
Rila Fun Park is worth a visit if you are heading to the bear reserve in Belitsa (note there is not much to see in the bear reserve when they are hibernating). They offer an alpine sled track that will definitely fill you with adrenaline! They have picnic tables if you pack a lunch, but there is nothing here other than the alpine sled track which is why I say it is a fun stop combined with another activity in the area.
Rila Fun Park
Rila Fun Park is worth a visit if you are heading to the bear reserve in Belitsa (note there is not much to see in the bear reserve when they are hibernating). They offer an alpine sled track that will definitely fill you with adrenaline! They have picnic tables if you pack a lunch, but there is nothing here other than the alpine sled track which is why I say it is a fun stop combined with another activity in the area.
Dvorene is in Razlog - you will need a car to get there. They offer horse back riding for people of all ages and levels. Beginners can take lessons at the stables and more advanced riders can enjoy the country side riding with a guide. Check their FB page for details (https://www.facebook.com/pg/DVORENE-199877209352/about/?ref=page_internal). The page is in Bulgarian, but you can contact them in English or Russian.
Equine Campus Dvorene
Dvorene is in Razlog - you will need a car to get there. They offer horse back riding for people of all ages and levels. Beginners can take lessons at the stables and more advanced riders can enjoy the country side riding with a guide. Check their FB page for details (https://www.facebook.com/pg/DVORENE-199877209352/about/?ref=page_internal). The page is in Bulgarian, but you can contact them in English or Russian.
MTB Bansko (https://www.mtbbansko.com/) offers the best in mountain biking. This is a company run by an English couple who have been living in Bansko since 2003. Nigel is an MIAS certified MTB guide and has over 1900 km. of trails mapped out to share and explore with you. If you just want to cruise around on your own, you can also just simply rent a mountain bike from them.
Devonshire Lodge
71 ul. "Stefan Karadzha"
MTB Bansko (https://www.mtbbansko.com/) offers the best in mountain biking. This is a company run by an English couple who have been living in Bansko since 2003. Nigel is an MIAS certified MTB guide and has over 1900 km. of trails mapped out to share and explore with you. If you just want to cruise around on your own, you can also just simply rent a mountain bike from them.
Recover from a day of skiing or other outdoor activities with a compression massage which is done Normatec Pulse Massage equipment!
Recovery Lounge Bansko
121 "Pirin" Str.
Recover from a day of skiing or other outdoor activities with a compression massage which is done Normatec Pulse Massage equipment!
This complex has an outdoor hot spring pool (contains sulfur, sodium, and other healing minerals) and works year round. They have a gym, jacuzzi, and spa center.
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Alpha Spa & Pool Dobrinishte
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This complex has an outdoor hot spring pool (contains sulfur, sodium, and other healing minerals) and works year round. They have a gym, jacuzzi, and spa center.
Escape Rooms Bansko offers two escape rooms for groups of 2-6 players. https://escapebansko.bg/en/. I have never been, but it looks like fun. They are located in Hotel Lucky Bansko! Check their site as the rooms/themes change on a regular basis!
Escape Rooms Bansko
10 ul. "Kir Blago Todev"
Escape Rooms Bansko offers two escape rooms for groups of 2-6 players. https://escapebansko.bg/en/. I have never been, but it looks like fun. They are located in Hotel Lucky Bansko! Check their site as the rooms/themes change on a regular basis!
Eventim BG (http://www.eventim.bg/en/?) is a comprehensive list of theatre performances, concerts, sporting events, kids' activities, etc. in Sofia and around Bulgaria. You can order tickets on line as well as buy gift vouchers. They do have listings for Bansko, but if you will be traveling around Bulgaria, it is worth taking a look to see what is on in other cities you might be visiting.
Eventim.BG
58 ul. "6-ti septemvri"
Eventim BG (http://www.eventim.bg/en/?) is a comprehensive list of theatre performances, concerts, sporting events, kids' activities, etc. in Sofia and around Bulgaria. You can order tickets on line as well as buy gift vouchers. They do have listings for Bansko, but if you will be traveling around Bulgaria, it is worth taking a look to see what is on in other cities you might be visiting.
Grabo BG (https://grabo.bg/) is a site offering discounts for just about everything in Sofia and around Bulgaria including lessons, spa and hotels deals, shopping promotions, concerts, restaurants, activities, etc. It's a great site to explore when looking for something to do over the weekend or when you need a gift. You may need help from a Bulgarian friend as the site is in Bulgarian and you will need to register to use it. Other than that, the site has alot to offer and is easy to use.
Grabo Media
63 bul. "General Eduard I. Totleben"
Grabo BG (https://grabo.bg/) is a site offering discounts for just about everything in Sofia and around Bulgaria including lessons, spa and hotels deals, shopping promotions, concerts, restaurants, activities, etc. It's a great site to explore when looking for something to do over the weekend or when you need a gift. You may need help from a Bulgarian friend as the site is in Bulgarian and you will need to register to use it. Other than that, the site has alot to offer and is easy to use.
Getting Around
Bus transport to various parts of Bulgaria.
Автогара сандански
Bus transport to various parts of Bulgaria.
For a range of good quality meat, fish, cheese, alcohol, fruit and vegetables, a stop in Metro in Blagoevgrad (52 km before Bansko and 101 km from Sofia) is recommended if traveling from Sofia to Bansko. You will need to show your passport when you enter to get a "day pass". Bansko has small shops offering a small selection of everyday products (milk, eggs, coffee, etc.) at inflated prices. In Bansko you will not find things like fresh fish/seafood, a whole turkey, black angus beef, Hendrick's gin, Indian spices, gourmet cheeses, etc. If you'd like to cook at home, come prepared! :)
METRO
For a range of good quality meat, fish, cheese, alcohol, fruit and vegetables, a stop in Metro in Blagoevgrad (52 km before Bansko and 101 km from Sofia) is recommended if traveling from Sofia to Bansko. You will need to show your passport when you enter to get a "day pass". Bansko has small shops offering a small selection of everyday products (milk, eggs, coffee, etc.) at inflated prices. In Bansko you will not find things like fresh fish/seafood, a whole turkey, black angus beef, Hendrick's gin, Indian spices, gourmet cheeses, etc. If you'd like to cook at home, come prepared! :)
Lidl is a German discount supermarket chain. The nearest Lidl is about 8km from Bansko. When you go to Lidl, you never know what you will find. They have weekly specials where you may find alot of sauces and spices from Asia or a selection of cheeses from France or half pound frozen lobsters from Canada. They always have a nice selection of fruits and vegetables. They also have fresh baked goods from their bakery. What you will not find here are your favorite brands - you will have to stop somewhere else to buy products made by global producers like Nescafe, Coca Cola, etc. While you might not choose to shop at a Lidl at home, it does have alot more to offer than any shop in Bansko! :)
Lidl
24 ul. "Gotze Delchev"
Lidl is a German discount supermarket chain. The nearest Lidl is about 8km from Bansko. When you go to Lidl, you never know what you will find. They have weekly specials where you may find alot of sauces and spices from Asia or a selection of cheeses from France or half pound frozen lobsters from Canada. They always have a nice selection of fruits and vegetables. They also have fresh baked goods from their bakery. What you will not find here are your favorite brands - you will have to stop somewhere else to buy products made by global producers like Nescafe, Coca Cola, etc. While you might not choose to shop at a Lidl at home, it does have alot more to offer than any shop in Bansko! :)
Sightseeing
Sanctuary for dancing bears founded by Brigitte Bardot
Парк за танцуващи мечки
Sanctuary for dancing bears founded by Brigitte Bardot
Worth a visit for 17th C. fresco depicting Jesus in a space ship - worth the trip if this is of interest, but nothing else nearby!
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Iglesia de Boyana
3 ул. Боянско езеро
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Worth a visit for 17th C. fresco depicting Jesus in a space ship - worth the trip if this is of interest, but nothing else nearby!
This is a day trip from Bansko. There is opportunity for hiking in the area and a stop for a fresh fish lunch at several locations along the way.
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Rila Monastery
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This is a day trip from Bansko. There is opportunity for hiking in the area and a stop for a fresh fish lunch at several locations along the way.
www.banskofreetour.com is a great way to explore Bansko any time of year.
Bansko Free Tour
2770 ul. "Nikola Y. Vaptsarov"
www.banskofreetour.com is a great way to explore Bansko any time of year.
Check out this place or banskosummeractivities.com to book hiking, biking, or cultural excursions in or around Bansko±
Bansko Summer Activ
Check out this place or banskosummeractivities.com to book hiking, biking, or cultural excursions in or around Bansko±
I haven't done this yet, but it does look like fun! They offer guided motorcycle tours in the mountains outside of ski season!
Enduro-Ride Bulgaria - Fully Guided Motorcycle Tours
75 "Pirin" Str.
I haven't done this yet, but it does look like fun! They offer guided motorcycle tours in the mountains outside of ski season!

Consejos para la ciudad

Cómo moverse
Bansko Taxi 24/7
Bansko is a small village. There is no public transport within Bansko, but if you don't feel like walking, you can call "Bansko Taxi 24/7" on +359 74 988 505, +359 89 500 8505, or +359 88 600 8505. I supply these numbers as you won't see many taxis to hail down on the streets.