Every year you ask yourself where to go for your summer vacation? You love the sea, you love the mountain and your decision is very difficult, especially when your free days are numbered, and you want to make the most of your summer vacation.
Put on the scales on the one hand the sea vacation and it looks very attractive, especially if you like to party until dawn. At the beach there are entertainment, beautiful beaches, romantic walks on the beach… and more, and more, and more.
On the other hand, a family vacation on the mountain seems to you to be slightly bland, as you think holidays in resorts such as Bansko are worth only in the winter.
Let’s see if we will change your mind about the mountain and your choice to have a family vacation in Bansko!
Why relaxing on a mountain, and exactly in Bansko, which is popular as one of the best winter ski resorts?
- Pirin Mountain, nice mountain!
Bansko is situated in the hugs of one of the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria – Pirin mountain. Imagine waking up in the morning and the first thing you see is the blue tops of the mountain, and the sun is peculiarly peeking over one of its peaks … The natural beauties with which the Pirin Mountain is endowed are so much that by choosing a family vacation in Bansko, you won’t even notice how quickly the time will pass. Your entertainment options are really many – from a picnic to a lawn overlooking Bansko, to a stroll to one of the many waterfalls, lakes or other natural landmarks that are in the immediate vicinity of the city. And you can also jump to neighboring Dobrinishte and climb up to the Bezbog peak … we assure you that as soon as you step up you will forget all the cares (and your regrets that you are not on the beach).
- Quietness and silence
For active and peaceful holiday seekers, Bansko is the perfect solution during the summer and we say it completely responsible! As the city is truly one of the most popular ski resorts, in winter it is full of tourists from around the world who come to the town to enjoy the city’s beautiful ski slopes.
In the summer, however, Bansko is a small oasis of tranquility and silence and provides its guests with the relaxation they need. You will not be angry that you are staying in a good hotel in Bansko, but from the noise and the music until late at night you can not relax well. You will not be angry that you can hardly venture into the crowds of tourists on the streets and you can not look at a store, museum or other landmark in peace. Instead, you will be waking up, ready for feats and full of energy.
If you think that while you are in Bansko you will be screaming, you are very misleading! In the summer, it is really quiet in Bansko, but that does not mean you will not find any fun that you like.
“Banskalee” (people from Bansko) have ensured enough fun for their guests during the summer season so summer attractions will not miss you at all. Depending on your desires, you can choose to go down the longest water slide in Europe (400 m.), of arming up at a shooting range, play mini golf, learn to ride a horse, ride bikes around the mountain or enjoy several spa and beauty treatments at your hotel in Bansko.
As we mentioned spa procedures, Bansko and the region are popular with their open mineral pools, so … here you are at the beach in a mineral pool.
And that’s not all … It is also thought to be the city’s guests who do not fall far short of sporting attractions and entertain and prefer a rich cultural program. In the summer in the city organize various music festivals known local and international artists driven on open stages of Bansko and local folklore groups take care of the good mood and guests and locals.
Even if you have never visited Bansko before, you have not heard of the famous Bansko cuisine. The culinary masterpieces that will offer you in every restaurant and hotel in Bansko will make your stay truly unforgettable.
And we do not say it because we are biased (perhaps, a little). We say it because Bansko is a popular culinary destination on a European scale.
Well, here you will not meet a gourmet, you may be wondering whether to eat it or watch it or you will be offered a drink, which you can not say the name. However, you eat with amazing home made dishes like beans in a pot, Banska Kapama, pie with homemade egg and cheese will cut into thin by bathing old and sausage, cooked a special recipe that is passed down from generation to generation cold rakia or wine will pour you and smile with you.
We almsot forgot about one of the most important advantages of a family vacation in Bansko…
- Fresh air
There is no dirty air in the mountain, you know it. But do you know that in the Pirin Mountain the air is not only pure but also healing? Bansko is located in a place where the healing effect of air helps many diseases like asthma, chronic pneumonia, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis and others. A short break at a hotel in Bansko will have a great effect on the children, as the youngsters will have the opportunity not only to strengthen but also to breathe a truly pure mountain air.
It’s getting better than summer vacation in the mountains, right?
Bansko has a remarkable history that will take you even if you do not like the story at all. The spirit that bears the town still distinguishes it from all other cities, and it feels as soon as you step into it.
The people of Bansko keep their traditions and culture and honor their great fellow citizens, who are not very few. If you walk in the central part of the city, houses – museums, old churches, monuments of revival come literally a step. Here are born Neofit Rilski, Paisii Hilendarski, Nikola Vaptsarov and many other great Bulgarians, each left his trail in the history not only of Bansko but also of Bulgaria.
Would not you like if at the end of your family vacation in Bansko take with you freshly picked herbal herbs, fresh, completely natural honey, aromatic spices or some of the famous Bansko old man? The markets in Bansko are unique centers offering full natural products grown and produced high in the mountain, where everything is clean. We tell him real natural products and we are sure you will not find such in any store in your city.
- Traditional local workshops
There are many small workshops in Bansko, where local people offer various souvenirs, pottery, costumes and other traditional items that are sure to please you and we are sure that you will take some memories of your family vacation in Bansko.
- Historic landmarks
Are you worried that if you stay in a hotel in Bansko you will have to stay only in the city and there will not be anywhere to go? Do not worry at all!
If you like to explore historical landmarks, apart from the house – Neofit Rilski’s house (the Beninata house), the house – Nikola Vaptsarov’s museum, the Veljova house, the Holy Trinity Church, the ethnographic museum “The Revival House” and the monument of Paisii Hilendarski, To:
- The archaeological complex “St. Nikola”;
- The late antique fortress “Sitan kale”;
- The “Shipotzko” area;
- Fortress “The Old Garden”.
- The combination of sea and mountain will have a beneficial impact on your children
If you do not just give up the sea and “share” your summer vacation between the sea and the mountains, it will greatly affect your children. At the sea the little ones will have the opportunity to mourn the beach and get some tan, and after the sea, the Pirin Mountain will give them “fresh air, mountain walks and many outdoor games in the meadows of Bansko. All this will enhance their natural immunity and in the winter, kids will rarely become ill. And you … for you the combination of sea and mountain will bring you just that peace of mind you need to charge the batteries completely until next summer.
- 10 + 1. Good prices for the hotels in Bansko during the summer
We decided to give you only 10 reasons for a family vacation in Bansko in the summer, but we can not but mention another reason to choose the mountain instead of the sea.
In the summer, the prices of the hotels in Bansko are much lower and acceptable compared to the sea prices. This is because the winter season is active in Bansko. Choosing to relax in the mountains will not only make you great, but you will pay much less for a hotel in Bansko than in any complex by the sea.
And if that’s not a good reason to rest on a mountain, it’s good!
Why choose a summer vacation in the mountains?
We gave you ten plus one reason to relax in Bansko in the summer, but we can give you 100 more and we are sure you will all like them. We do not argue that the sea holiday is also a good solution, but you will hardly find the peace, quietness and beauty that Pirin Mountain gives you. We hope the next time you hesitate to the sea or the mountain to head for the family vacation, remember the reasons we shared you and head to Bansko – the most beautiful town in the Pirin mountain.