Blagoevgradski Okrug Travel Guide

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Bansko

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132,382,121

Melnik

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115,305,1

Borovec

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80,163,4

Rilski Manastir

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88,297,0

Sandanski

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10,25,11

Rila

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61,240,0

Kyustendil

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16,57,0

Petrich

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9,15,0

Blagoevgrad

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7,51,2

Pirin

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18,32,0

Govedartsi

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2,13,0

Samokov

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8,64,0

Etropole

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8,39,0

Zemen

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5,43,0

Trun

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4,25,0

Razlog

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2,7,1

Pravets

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1,16,0

Pernik

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2,48,0

Boboshevo

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0,11,0

Dupnitsa

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0,9,0

Sapareva Banya

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4,15,0

Pirin

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Rupite

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1,8,0

Lakatnik

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4,45,0

Kostenets

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0,15,0

Gotse Delchev

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1,0,0

Gabrovo

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3,21,0

Belitsa

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3,16,1

Bansko

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  • Bansko by Train - My Personal Preference

    Bansko Transportation

    If you enjoy a good train journey then this certainly is one of Europe's most characterful. Travelling from either Sofia or Plovdiv (or anywhere else in the Country) by mainline train services you have to change at the village of Septemvri. From here you join Bulgaria's only narrow gauge railway which then takes you on a winding tour up into the...

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  • Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

    Bansko Hotels

    As this house is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, you will receive everything what you...

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  • Trip to Rila Monastery

    Bansko Things to Do

    Just came back from a week full of excursions in the Pirin mountains around Bansko. A great place for hiking and excursions with the family. We booked an all-in-one package and the hotel took care of everything, the tranfers, the accomodation, the food. It was a week and everyday a different trip and a different experience. We visited various...

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Melnik

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  • Rupite

    Melnik Things to Do

    Rupite is a famous locality near the village of Rupite, 12 km far from Melnik, only km far from the main road – Sofia – Kulata. There, in the last years of her life has lived the famous diviner Vanga. In 1994, funded by Vanga, herself was built the temple "St. Petka Bulgarian"near the house where she lived. (about Vanga -...

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  • Hotel Despot Slav

    Melnik Hotels

    central located very beautiufl old bulding ith traditional furniture comfortable try the Suite ,...

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  • Tourist route Melnik - Rozhensky...

    Melnik Things to Do

    It takes about 1.5 hours pleasant walk from the town to the monastery. You’ll enjoy pretty nice nature phenomenon like the Melnik Pyramids, a Stone Mushroom. The route also passes through an oak forest. If you have time you definitely should make it.

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Borovec

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  • Sport Center - Rila hotel

    Borovec Sports & Outdoors

    The Sports center includes a 25 m long swimming pool and Jacuzzis. They are free of charge for the hotel guests but can also be used from you even if you are not a guest of the hotel. There are also 3 or 4 sauna rooms, a steam bath, a solarium and massage.What I love about this sport center is the swimming pool. It is glass-walled indoor pool...

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  • Hotel Yastrebets Wellness & Spa

    Borovec Hotels

    Borovets Ski Resort, Borovets, Sofia Region, 2010, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • ski is the best

    Borovec Sports & Outdoors

    GREAT SLOPES AND BEGIN RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL ...THIS IS VERY GOOD ..U DONT HAVE TO WALK ..NOTHING ... NOT SO GOOD EQUIPMENT BUT GET UR OWN FOR GOOD

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Rilski Manastir

Sandanski

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  • What a Town !

    Sandanski Favorites

    This is a lively and fun town. The main street does not sleep. There are countless bars and restaurants which stay open late into the night. It has a nice park which has many interesting things to see, including odd communist era monuments. This place is dirt cheap ! We had a chicken dinner for four for less than 10 euros, including drinks. I...

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  • Pirin Park Hotel

    Sandanski Hotels

    27 Hydrostroy, Sandanski, 2800, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Sandanski Park

    Sandanski Things to Do

    It starts at the Sandanski Hotel and has a lot of nice places to stay. Best you walk the main street starting at Sandanski Hotel and explore left and right the things. Also some places for children to play inside.

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Rila

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  • If you are too lazy to walk...

    Rila Transportation

    If you are too lazy to walk up to the Rila lakes hut you can go to Vada hut, close to Govedartsi village and take a truck GAZ or a van WAZ. Both vehicles are Russian make and the abbreviation shows factory where they were made.Do not expect comfort :) You will travel trough a rough road with no pavement and you will sit on a bench and jump up and...

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  • Horse-back riding

    Rila Transportation

    If you are too lazy to walk up to the Rila lakes hut you can go to Vada hut, close to Govedartsi village and take a truck GAZ or a van WAZ as I said in my other tip. Besides that option you can try some horse back riding.The horses are next to the trucks and I think that the price for them is more or less negotiable. I did not ask because I did not...

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  • Getting And Being There.

    Rila Things to Do

    Rilski Monastery is located in Rila mountains and takes a 30 minutes car drive from Blagoevgrad.The landscape, while you are getting there, is picturesque and you'll get WONDERFUL pictures!

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Kyustendil

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  • Shalom Market

    Kyustendil Off The Beaten Path

    Shalom Market was built on the place of the former synagoga. There are memorial tablets of the people helped for the salvation of the Bulgarian Jews from concentration camps.

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  • Monument of Yordan Mitrev in Hissarluka

    Kyustendil Off The Beaten Path

    Hissarluka is a hill southly from Kyustendil, a starting point of the mountain Ossogovo. It was forrested with pine-trees under the guidance of Yordan Mitrev in the beginning of 20th century.Thanks to him nowadays Hissarluka is a pleasant place for walks.more to come

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  • Fаtih Sultan Mehmed Mosque (1531)

    Kyustendil Things to Do

    this old mosque located on the main trading street in Kyustendil is abandoned and almost a ruine because (according to the taxi driver who took us to Hissarluka) its descеdants cannot decide who will take care of it... what a shame!In March 2006 the mosque is declared to be of public ownership. It will be reconstructed hopelly soon.To read...

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Petrich

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  • Samouil Fortress

    Petrich Off The Beaten Path

    Samouil Fortress is a monument that reminds to Bulgarians about one specific battle in their history - the battle near village of Kluch where 14 thousands Bulgarian soldiers were captured and were blinded. A every 100 solders there was 1 soldier left with one eye to lead the others 99 totally blinded. The Bulgarian Tsar Samoul died of a heart...

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  • good meal, nice Restaurant

    Petrich Restaurants

    you get a big choise of meals, soups, salads and also drinks see meals on the Picture, a complete meal with drink is about 2-3 EURO

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  • Market at Petrich

    Petrich Shopping

    This is a market on the street behin the 2 floor shopping center on the left side. You can buy everything here you need for life! Also a big fresh Market ist over the day here with fresh fruits and vegetables! less expensive, good offers

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Blagoevgrad

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  • Blagoevgrad Bus Station

    Blagoevgrad Transportation

    Blagoevgrad is a major city in Southwest Bulgaria and is an important transportation hub for the area. It has two bus stations, situated on the two sides of the train station.The so-called "State Bus Station" is the bigger one, to the east of the train station, from where depart buses to Sofia and most major towns in the area, e.g. Sandanski, Gotse...

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  • Hotel Ezeretz

    Blagoevgrad Hotels

    4 Peyo Iavorov Str., Blagoevgrad, 2700, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Clock Tower

    Blagoevgrad Things to Do

    The clock tower remained from the time when Bulgaria was under Ottoman Yoke. There are not many clock towers in Bulgaria, so in my opinion, it worth seeing it.Unfortunately, the clock tower is not open for visitors, there is no info about it neither in internet nor on place, the only label there is that the clock tower is a monument of national...

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Pirin

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  • some things to pack

    Pirin What to Pack

    As has been said before, you don’t necessarily need a tent since there are enough hizha’s and shelters to stay at along the trails. You don’t need special equipment for the hikes around the hizha Vihren (such as sticks or special boots, since I saw people on sandals going up and coming down from the mount Vihren). It is of course good to bring a...

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  • Sandanski

    Pirin Off The Beaten Path

    In the Pirin mountains area you will probably also visit Bansko. For that town, see my Bansko page. However, a place that is often ignored by tourists and mostly only used as a connection to Melnik, is the little town of Sandanski. It’s a pleasant town with some things that are worth exploring. There is a huge town park, which has dozens of species...

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  • Highlights

    Pirin Things to Do

    The Pirin mountains highlight several sites of outstanding natural beauty, spread all over the area. The most important sites of natural beauty are: the mt. Vihren,the rock formation Pirostiata, the Bunderishki caves, Kioshkata, the Demianishki Skok and Iulenski Skok waterfalls and the natural reserve Baiuvi dupki - Jinjiritsa There are also a few...

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Govedartsi

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    by julia79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can do all these activities there.
    The winter resort Borovets is only 20 km away from the village, so you can go to ski in winter (even at night). There are bicycles available, so you can take one and bike.
    The Malyovica complex is situated at 15 km from the village.

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    • Family Travel
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Cycling

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Samokov

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  • Good Grilled Food!

    Samokov Restaurants

    Nice and small restaurant which was located in Borovets town.We had nice grilled lamb chops and a glass of cool bulgarian beer! Grilled Stuff.

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  • Serving great food at low prices

    Samokov Restaurants

    In the outskirt of Samokov on the main road to Borovets on the right you pass the tourist garden. Right in the centre of the park you can find the lovely Restaurant and Bar The Bristol. In Samokov they are the only British-run restaurant and they offer exceptional value for money for very good quality food. The traditional stone floor with wooden...

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  • Personal toasters a nice little touch

    Samokov Restaurants

    A nice traditional mexana in the centre of town hidden behind The Big Fountain (the earring fontain) hence the name. Traditional stone floors with wooden furniture and a nice big open fire in the corner. Most tables also come with an electric toaster so you can toast you own bread to your own liking, nice! The staff are friendly and welcoming, the...

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Etropole

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  • Todor Zhivkov's House Museum

    Etropole Things to Do

    Todor Zhivkov is a Bulgarian Communist dictator, General Secretary оф the Bulgarian Communist Party and leader of the country from 1956 to 1989. His house is the only one Revival House preserved in his own town - Pravets. But for a long time it is said that we should know our past in order not to repeat the same mistakes. "Todor Zhivkov...

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  • Etropole museum

    Etropole Things to Do

    The Historical Museum is located in the restored building of the former Konak. The building is an architectural monument built in the middle of 19-th century by the local masters Deno and Cvetko.The museum presents the rich cultural – historical heritage of the municipality Etropole in 10 exhibition halls.In 1980 a new exposure, dedicated on the...

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  • Etropole Waterfall

    Etropole Off The Beaten Path

    Located in a 5 minute walking distance from the monastery.Go by the monastery and turn left. Follow the path and you will be there.

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Zemen

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  • Rocky lands...

    Zemen Things to Do

    The rock formation known as "Arkata" (Arch) is near Zemen in the valley of Struma. However, the trail to it is pretty tough.Also many other rock sites, many of them difficult to reach, despite easy to photo from distance.

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  • Zemen Gorge

    Zemen Off The Beaten Path

    Zemen Gorge is where Strouma river crosses Konyavska planina mountain. It is 22km long defile with incredible rock formations similar to these in Belogradchik. They can be best seen from the train from Zemen to Kyustendil. Zemen Gorge is often referred as a small version of Iskar Gorge.

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  • Zemen Monastery

    Zemen Things to Do

    The monastery is located in a half-hour walking distance from the town. The frescoes of the church are very beautiful although that only some remains survived. Some ot the frescoes date back to 11th century (St. Ana) but most of them are from 14th century. The wall paintings of Crucifixion is unique for Bulgarian lands.

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Trun

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  • Trun Eco-Trail

    Trun Things to Do

    Since Trun is near Bulgarian-Serbian border, just 19km aways from Serbia the whole area was wth very restrictive access at the time of the socialist era in Bulgaria. That's why Trun region has very clean nature.The building of the Trun Eco-Trail started in 1997 and this is the first eco-trail ever built in Bulgaria.Initially the eco-trail lead the...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Trun Favorites

    Contact the tourist information centre for information, accommodation, or to hire a guide.Here is the contact info:Address:Trun, Valyo Stoyanov 22Contact person: Ivayko Markov, coordinatorPhone/Fax: (+359/0) 7731 / 2198 Mobile: (+359/0) 886 69 29 82Homepage: http://tranholiday.hit.bg/ (currently only in Bulgarian)Location: in the centre, just...

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  • Monument to the fallen in...

    Trun Things to Do

    You can see the monument in memory of officers and soldiers fallen in Serbo-Bulgarian war on the main square in Trun.After the liberation of Bulgaria in from the Ottoman yoke as a result of the Russian-Turkish war in 1887-1888 and Treaty of San Stefano (March 3, 1878 - that's why March, the 3rd is the National holiday of Bulgaria) proclaims...

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