Travel with us through the ever-beautiful Southern Bulgaria featuring the best things to do in Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, and the Bansko & Borovets Ski Resorts.
Plovdiv is an ancient city built around seven hills.
Асеновград [ɐˈsɛnovˌɡrat]) as it is known in Bulgarian, is famous for its fascinating monasteries.
Bulgaria caters to holidaymakers all year through. Bansko Ski Resort in the Blagoevgrad Province, southwestern Bulgaria, has the longest ski runs in the country.
The Resort is Bulgaria’s crown ski resort. It is popular for its cultural history and has more restaurants and bars than its competitor, Borovets.
The nearest airport is Sofia.
From Sofia by car, it takes about 1 hr 54 min (155.0 km) via the A3 and Route 19. Alternatively, 2 hr 43 min (174.2 km) via Автомагистрала „Тракия“/A1/E80 and Route 84.
Where Bansko lies south of the Rila National Park, Borovets lies on the northern side of the park. The two resorts are about 2 hours (144 km) apart by car, via Route 62, Автомагистрала „Струма“/A3/E79 and Route 19. Alternatively, 2 hr 20 min (130.3 km) via Route 84.
Barovets Ski Resort, built in an alpine style, is 72 km from Sofia.
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Northern & Western Bulgaria