Bansko is a resort of great contrasts with an undefeatable national atmosphere. In this secluded place with crooked narrow streets, where you can easily lose your way, old stone fortress-like houses, which once protected their inhabitants from Turkish invaders, stand side by side with ultra modern hotels and skiing facilities. The overall picture is complemented by the magnificent Pirin mountains and a great number of taverns — “mechany” in Bulgarian — with rivers of red wine and the smell of pork in the air, where the heavy-browed Macedonian “gayduki” look encouragingly on the feasting tourists.
Bansko is situated at the foot of peak Vichren (2914m) and mount Todorka (2746m).
It is 160 km away from Sofia.
1 gondola type for maximum 8 persons, 8 chair-lifts, 7 drag-lifts and 10 baby-drag lifts.