Pirin mountain, Bansko Bulgaria – The Pearl in the Heart of the Balkans (hiking, trekking, backpacking)

PIRIN mountain is the second highest in Bulgaria after Rila (Musalla, 2925 m) mountain. It is situated in the southwest part of the country in a rather extended shape to the northwest and southeast between the rivers Struma and Mesta. Geologically, Pirin, Rila, Karpati & Rodopi belongs to group of very old mountains. Extending over an area of 27.400 ha and lying at an altitude of 1,008–2,914…

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Bansko News: Water Supply company informs its subscribers that between 16.04.2018 – 01.06.2018 cleaning and disinfection of the tanks will be carried out on the water supply network

Water Supply company informs its subscribers that between 16.04.2018 – 01.06.2018 cleaning and disinfection of the tanks will be carried out on the water supply network, resulting in disruption of supply during these dates: FIND YOUR DREAM BANSKO PROPERTY! MAKE AN OFFER TODAY! Razlog Municipality, Razlog – 10 to 15.05.2018, Banya village – 23 and…

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By the end of 2020 the exploitation of the Simitli – Razlog – Bansko gas pipeline is supposed to start

By the end of 2020 the exploitation of the Simitli – Razlog – Bansko gas pipeline is supposed to start. The project is a priority for the government, stated today at the National Assembly Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energetics, in answer of a question from a member of Parliament from the GERB party. FIND YOUR…

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BULGARIAN HOLIDAYS 2018: LAZAROVDEN (ST. LAZARUS DAY)

Bulgarians call this holiday “Lazarus”, “Lazaritsa” or “Lazar’s Saturday.” This is a celebration of fields, pastures, forests and girls after lazaruvane public could lass. Today the Orthodox Christian Church dedicates Lazarus, whom Jesus raised on the fourth day after his funeral as a sign of gratitude for his hospitality. According to medieval writings Lazarus lived…

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Bansko News: Over 15% Growth of Foreign Tourists in December and January 2018

”We have more than 15% growth in foreign tourists during the two months – December 2017 and January 2018.” Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told a round table discussion on the project “Share Bulgaria” in Bansko, Expert.bg reported. “The results of the first two months of the winter season are extremely good. Over 845,000 foreign tourists visited Bulgaria. In January alone, the growth was 19%…

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National Geographic: Bansko, Bulgaria – For Sport Aficionados

This Bulgarian town is the perfect location for cheap winter fun on the slopes. By Maryellen Kennedy Duckett Why: Get more skiing and snowboarding for your buck in Bansko. Considered one of Europe’s best snow-sport bargains, the Pirin Mountain gateway town is particularly popular with first-time skiers and families. Don’t expect black diamond runs or the glitz…

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