Visit Bansko - Best of Bansko

Bansko (Bulgarian: Банско) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m above sea level. It is a popular ski resort.


Is Bansko in Bulgaria on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. The nearest major city to Bansko is Plovdiv. Plovdiv is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Boyana Church, Vitosha Boulevard. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Plovdiv Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Bansko Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bansko

  • Canyoning on Vlahi River
    Canyoning on Vlahi River New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Canyoning is a good physical exercise, as there is a short walking to the starting point of the canyoning. Your guide takes y...

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  • Save 8% Half-Day Pirin Mountain Tour from Bansko with BBQ Lunch
    Half-Day Pirin Mountain Tour from Bansko with BBQ Lunch New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Cooking on the fire fresh meat and vegetables in a traditional way. Enjoy the barbecue with us in the Pirin Mountain with win...

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  • Save 9% Yagodinska Cave Tour from Bansko by Private Car
    Yagodinska Cave Tour from Bansko by Private Car New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    There are about 4620 caves found in Bulgaria by now. All of them are with their specific history, most of them are explored a...

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  • Save 9% Pirin Mountains Fishing Trip from Bansko with Lunch
    Pirin Mountains Fishing Trip from Bansko with Lunch New on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Fishing in the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the Mountains in Western Bulgaria on this shared experience.

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Facts and Stats for Bansko*

  • Bansko: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bansko for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bansko.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Bansko - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 67.97 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bansko

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bansko

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.49 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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