The Bell Tower Apartment

Bansko Town


The picturesque little town of Bansko with a population of just 10,000, nestles in the foothills of the Pirin Mountains. Based around the old town of Bansko, the ski area is quite unique in Bulgaria with its many facilities rather than being a purpose-built stand alone resort.


The Old Town offers numerous Mehanas, all serving very good traditional fare at a reasonable price.


The view to the right is looking down on the new development of Bansko, you can just see the Bell Tower, slightly left and below centre.


The ski lift development has prompted the planned growth of the town with many small modern hotels and apartment buildings springing up to take advantage of all the opportunities offered in the immediate area. A second gondola is due to be built very soon, greatly enhancing the capacity of the slopes and adding to the pull of this outstandingly beautiful area.


In the summer there are many opportunities to enjoy this area including mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, horse riding or just watching the amazing population of colourful birds. There is also a huge golfing opportunity at the Pirin Golf and Country Club with an 18-hole, par 72 Championship class course only 15km away down the Razlog valley.