Cities and villages


Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria, known for its unique architecture, winding cobbled streets and fruity soft wine from Shiroka Melnishka Vine. The most popular houses are Kordopulov's House, Pashov's House, Litov's House, Bolyarska House (which is also the oldest preserved house in Bulgaria).

Sapareva Banya

The Creator's hand has been generous – the unique and wild nature of the Rila Mountains, the majesty of Kabul Peak and the crystal-clear Seven Rila Lakes. Rich cultural and historical heritage – the Kremenik Neolithic Village, ancient Germaneya, medieval churches and monasteries...


The combination of favourable natural characteristics and the numerous mineral springs with different thermal temperature (there are over 80 springs in Sandanski municipality with a temperature from 42 to 81 degrees) and low mineralization can cure many diseases and has made the place suitable for settlement since ancient times.


Extremely beautiful nature, favourable geographical location, specific bioclimate, availability of drinking and thermal waters of high quality. The city is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage. 10 km away is the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria, Borovets, with its excellent opportunities for winter sports. In the summer, well-marked tourist routes and eco-paths lead to the highest peak of the Balkans, Musala (2925 m), to Malyovitsa and the Seven Rila Lakes.


The first written records of Razlog date back to the time of the Byzantine Emperor Basil II. A visit to the city provides the opportunity to get to know more than 41 residential buildings of the Razlog and Chepina Revival architectural type, having the qualities of cultural monuments. The incredible generosity of nature can be found in the beautiful and cool forests, in the deep rivers and in the numerous warm mineral springs.


Petrich Petrich is the southernmost city in Bulgaria. It was founded in the 5th-6th century BC under the name of Petra in the Rupite Area, where the Church of St. Petka of Bulgaria – the temple of Baba Vanga, is located.


The whole region is very rich in mineral springs. There are three national resorts in the municipality: Momin Prohod, Vili Kostenets and Pchelinski Bani. Landmarks in Kostenets and the surroundings are: burial mounds, mound necropolises, hot mineral springs, Trajan's Gate fortress, St. Michael the Archangel church, St. Spas Monastery, St. George the Great Martyr temple and many more.


Dupnitsa is nestled in the skirts of Rila and is divided by as many as 4 rivers: Dzherman, Bistritsa, Otovitsa and Dzhubrena. The landmarks of the city and its surroundings are: House of Arts, the 16th-Century Mosque, Municipal History Museum, Tobacco Warehouses, Clock Tower, Orthodox churches and more.

Gotse Delchev

The City, as the people from the whole area call it, has a special rhythm and life. The urban plan of the central part has preserved the Revival idea of intersecting streets reaching a common centre with five corners.


Bansko is the largest winter resort in Bulgaria, offering its visitors wonderful conditions for ski tourism. Bansko remains an attractive destination all year round.


The city is located in close proximity to the southwestern slopes of the Rila Mountains, in the valleys of the Struma and Blagoevgradska Bistrica Rivers. The tourist routes to the fabulously beautiful Rila and Pirin Mountains start from here. Of interest for the visitors of the city are the Varosha Revival Quarter with its unique Bulgarian architecture, the History Museum, Bachinovo Park, Kartala Ski Park, as well as the numerous summer festivals.