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BLAGOEVGRAD REGION

INTRODUCTION
- Bansko
- Blagoevgrad
- Dobarsko
- Dobrinishte
- Gotse Delchev
- Melnik
- Petrich
- Razlog
- Sandanski
SLEEPING
- Hotels
BLAGOEVGRAD REGION
Population: 343 370
Area: 6 464 sq.km
Main city: Blagoevgrad
Municipalities: 14
Larger towns: Bansko, Dobrinishte, Gotse Delchev, Petrich, Razlog, Sandanski
Web site: www.blagoevgrad.org

Occupying the Southwestern part of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad region is a land of high mountains and fertile valleys, of ancient history and living heritage, of tragic moments and faith. It is a land of myths and legends.

In the picturesque holiday settlement, such as Bansko, Dobrinishte, Razlog and others, the romantics of the National Revival period is preserved and the people there still work traditional handicrafts and celebrate traditional customs.

NATURE

The Pirin National Park included in the List of the UNESCO Convention for the Preservation of World Natural and Cultural Heritage, offers great opportunities for both - those who love trekking in the high mountains and spending the nights in cozy chalets, and those who prefer short circular walks while staying in comfortable hotels. Lovers of winter sports will find in the magnificent Pirin mountain excellent ski-tracks and high standard facilities.

SIGHTSEEING

At the southern slope of the mountain is nestled the smallest Bulgarian town - Melnik proclaimed a town-museum. In its surroundings are situated the marvelous Melnik pyramids - unique natural phenomenon, in which draperies matures the famous Melnik wine. Not far to the east is located the Rozhen monastery - a nurse of the Bulgarian faith and spirit.

In Blagoevgrad region you will find the well-known spa resort of Sandanski. And only 15 km. northeast of the town is situated the holiday village of Popina Luka in the place of the same name with vast green glades, crystal brooks and fresh mountain air.

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