Bansko is a wonderful mountain town. Although many of us associate it mainly with winter holidays, it offers good conditions for recreation in all seasons. Today we share with you 5 reasons why to choose for your family vacation in Bansko.
1. Enjoy the fresh air and a pleasant holiday
Just imagine. You open your eyes in the morning and the first thing you see is Pirin Mountain. Beautiful, majestic and revealing wonderful views. Breathe fresh air and drink hot tea or coffee. The children have fun and you enjoy your favorite drink. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Located at the foot of Pirin Mountain, Bansko guarantees its guests cool air and great conditions for relaxation. The resort is located in the heart of the mountain, nearly 160 km from Sofia and Plovdiv.
The view of the mountain is one of the characteristic things not only of the resort, but also of the Balkan Jewel Hotel. Here you can find everything for a pleasant family stay and a truly unforgettable vacation.
2. You enjoy peace and beautiful nature
Apart from the clean and fresh air in Bansko, the nature here is very beautiful. Bansko and the surrounding area will enchant you with peace, quiet and many beautiful places. There are wonderful places in and around the resort. From historical landmarks to waterfalls and art galleries – you find something for everyone. We recommend you visit as many places as possible. Here are some of the most popular ones. Don’t forget to include them in the ones you want to visit:
- Bansko Old Town
- The Church St. Trinity
- Nikola Vaptzarov house museum
- National Park of Pirin
- The nameless town near Dobrinishte
3. You have the opportunity to try Banski starets sausage man and kapama
We would not be mistaken if say that the best way to get to know a region is to try local specialties. Bansko cuisine is unique and rich. She is the personification of the life of Banskali over the years – simple but impressive. With affordable and fresh products, the townspeople have prepared delicious dishes, many of which are still popular today. If you are among the lovers of traditional dishes, you surely like the Bansko cuisine. Here are some of the dishes emblematic for the region which we recommend you try during your stay:
- Banski starets – Even if you haven’t tried it yet, we’re sure you’ve heard of it. The appetizer has become one of the emblems of Bansko and you can’t sit at a table without it. It is made from pork and spices.
- Chomlek – For its preparation are used shank, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, wine and spices. At first glance, the products look simple, but we guarantee you – the end result is amazing. The secret of good taste lies in the fact that the dish is cooked for a long time in a clay pot.
- Kapama – Like chomleka, kapama is cooked in a clay pot for a long time over low heat. It is made from different types of meat, rice, sauerkraut and beets.
4. You can have fun all year round
Bansko is traditionally associated with skiing. But, you can practice many other winter sports there. The resort offers the possibility of snowboarding and snowmobiling. If you want to take a closer look at the Pirin Mountains, a snowmobile is an excellent option. You can rent sledges with the whole family and share pleasant moments together while enjoying the magnificent nature.
Bansko offers entertainment in the summer. The resort gives rise to various routes. The surroundings of Bansko abound in places suitable for walking. The summer months you could enjoy the splendor of Pirin. The mountain calms your mind and enchants you with colorful vegetation and crystal lakes. Be sure to bring a phone or camera. The beautiful landscapes the mountain reveals to your eyes will surely enchant you and you would want to capture and preserve them.
Speaking of beautiful views, we can not fail to mention Vihren peak. The place is magical, and the best time to climb it, of course, is summer. It is the second largest peak in our country – its height reaches 2914 m. If you decide to conquer it, it is best to leave in the early hours of the day.
Another thing you can do at the resort in the summer is learn to ride a horse. If you have not ridden a horse before, we recommend you do it the next time you are in Bansko. We guarantee the whole family would have a lot of fun. On the territory of the resort there are schools that offer lessons, hourly rides and even hikes in the mountains with these beautiful animals.
5. Bansko hosts interesting events
The resort hosts interesting events every year. The summer program of the municipality is filled with various events that guarantee guests a cheerful mood. Many concerts, folklore festivals and events of all kinds take place every summer. At the end of June there is usually a competition in mountain biking and running – “Pirin Run”. If you love challenges and think you are in good shape, you can join the race.
You should no longer have any doubts about why Bansko is a good option for your next family vacation. Plan it now, and for comfort and coziness trust us – Balkan Jewel Hotel. We work all year round so that when you need comfort and tranquility, we can be at your disposal.