Bansko – a mixture of ancient history and modern style

Bansko is a rare combination of immensely beautiful landscapes, thermal springs and Bulgarian national revival atmosphere. Guests of the town have the privilege to touch the pure authenticity and the unique culture of the town. Throughout the entire year the resort offers opportunities for mountain and wellness tourism.

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    Ski activities

    Bansko is one of Bulgaria's greatest treasures: it offers excellent slopes and unrivaled opportunities for ski and snowboarding during the winter. Come and experience it yourselves.

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    Along with the beautiful Pirin mountains with its numerous spots of natural beauty, the town of Bansko boasts many sites connected with the history of the dwelling. Just a few of the places that must be seen are The Bell Tower, the Museum Houses of Neofit Rilski and Nikola Vaptsarov, Velyanova House Museum, the monument of Saint Paisius of Hilendar and others.

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    Holy Trinity Church

    The “Holy Trinity” Compound Temple is one of the greatest historic and cultural landmarks of the town of Bansko. The church presents a masterpiece of beautiful synthesis between architectural space, woodcarving, frescos and icons. Its impressive silhouette is in perfect harmony with 30 meter high bell tower built in close proximity.

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    Summer Outdoor activities

    Get your summer fun on with various options of outdoor activities: mountain tracks, extreme experience with Quad bikes, horse riding, fishing, rafting, paintball and mountain biking.

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    Pirin National Park

    Pirin National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is in close proximity to Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko! The national park was established in 1962 and received UNESCO World Heritage status in 1983. Pirin National Park covers around 40,000 acres and gives tourists an amazing opportunity to discover Bulgaria’s natural beauty.

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    Lake “Okoto”

    There are 186 lakes in Pirin Mountais and Lake “Okoto” (The Eye) is one of the most impressive. It is the closest lake to Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena and is relatively easy to access thanks to a mountain road. This glacial lake has its deepest point at an impressive 5.4 metres. Lake “Okoto” provides ideal conditions for a summer picnic outgoing from Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko!

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    Baykushev’s Pine

    The oldest coniferous tree in Bulgaria is situated in the Pirin Mountains. Its age is of approximately 1,300 years old. Baikushev's pine is named after Mr. Kostadin Baikushev, the forester who discovered it. You can consider visiting this famous tree during your stay at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko.