Bansko is a fascinating symbiosis of history, tradition and culture. With everything the visitor could find here - ancient architecture, heroic history, folklore, ancient culture, preserved traditions and customs, special cuisine, incredible humor and rich vocabulary mountain, rousing town is a kind of symbol of the Bulgarian.Bansko municipality covers the most beautiful part of the Pirin Mountains, parts of the Razlog valley of picturesque gorge of Momina gorge of the Mesta and from the Rhodopes.Map BanskoThe municipality of Bansko is 49,621 hectares.

The relief from plain river valleys in hilly to mountainous and foothills. The climate is continental with Mediterranean influence, and in the high-mountain areas. Summer is short and cool and the winter is snowy, soft and long. The average January temperature is - 1.9 degrees Celsius, the snow cover in the resort lasts an average of six months a year, and summer temperatures are + 25; +35 Degrees Celsius.SinanitsaPrirodata is the greatest wealth of Bansko Municipality. In 1962, the Office for Protection of Nature pronounces the most beautiful part of the Pirin National Park 'Vihren.

" In 1974 it was extended and renamed to National Park "Pirin". Since 1999. Minister of Environment and Waters re-categorized the park into National Park "Pirin" with an area of ​​40,332 hectares. Within its boundaries are included reserves "Dupki Djindjiritsa" and "Ulen". This small piece of paradise includes in itself century old spruce-white fir forests, extensive pine-polar and sharp mountain peaks, deep circuses and emerald lakes. Because of this unique nature National Park "Pirin" is recognized as a site of world heritage and by order of UNESCO from 1983 is included in the Convention for the protection of World Heritage.

Within the municipality includes the following locations: Bansko and seven villages: Dobrinishte, Mesta, Kremen, offensive, visiting, and Philipovo Osenovo.In Dobrinishte there is in operation ski-basis with seat-lift and good ski runs, taverns, and suitable hotel facilities. Mineral springs in the village influenced the development of spa tourism. Other Rhodope and Pirin villages within the municipality provide opportunities for rural tourism. Bansko is situated at 925 meters altitude. It is 150 km from Sofia and 150km from Plovdiv, 60 km from Blagoevgrad and 40 km from Gotse Delchev.

Connected with them by bus. Through the municipality passes railway line Dobrinishte - September, which has a connection with the railway Sofia Plovdiv line. Twelve kilometers asphalted and repaired road Bansko - "Vihren" chalet and modern gondola connecting the town with the high mountains and the ski area.How to get to Bansko?Regular bus lines from Ovcha Kupel bus station and the central bus station in Sofia and major cities in the country. During winter, Sofia tour operators offer packages for skiing, which include transportation. Most - nearest airport is 150 km. in Sofia.