How to enjoy Valentine’s Day and the rest of this week in Bansko

Feb 12, 2013 No Comments by


St. Valentine’s day in Bansko. Wondering what to do and where to go this week?  It’s all here, so read on for a quite interesting February 14th fact and tips one how to enjoy Valetine’s day, and the rest of the week, in Bansko.


A day of romance or for drinking wine in Bulgaria ?

In Bulgaria, this holiday became popular only in the last decade and there is still much controversy about it. Many Bulgarians argue this holiday has nothing to do with their religion, and boycott it.

This is because, on the same date, the local religious calendar celebrates another occasion, Saint Trifon Zarezan. Or, as it’s more commonly known – the saint of vineyards and wine.

Interesting factoid.

There’s no harm in combining both occasions, when in Bulgaria. After all, what is love and romance without good wine?


A day of giving

There’s no getting away from the St Valentine’s marketing hype, even in Bansko. Some shops are full of items that are meant to be suitable for this day. Pirin street has several shops selling sexy lingerie. The sex shops have such items too.

If that red heart-shaped Chi-tatstic thingy is not your desire, then how about investing in a Valentine’s experience?


Valentines Day recommendations

See flyers in gallery below for St Valentine’s and other offers this week and, from Queens pub, every week.

NOTE: Bear in mind that some recommendations are Bansko Blog sponsors, but I never suggest anything that I have not either tried myself or can honestly recommend as being of great quality…

SPA days

SPA pleasures. A good start, or end, to a Valentines ski day. SPA offers:

1.  Special St. Valentine SPA Package at the Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko including warming stimulating massage for couples.

Use this package just for the day, but if you want to really impress your partner, you can spend the whole day and night at the Kempinski Grand Arena if you choose the overnight “Snow Romance” promo package. More details in the flyers above. ; tel. +359 749 88888
2.  St. Valentine’s Package at the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort including accommodation, welcome surprises, dinner at one the highly acclaimed, Amvrosia and SPA treats at Victoria Spa.

For my recent review of Amvrosia, please click here. Premier Luxury Mountain Resort’s international programme of cooking events click here  Reservations: +359 749 50500;


SPA days and golf lessons

At the Pirin Golf the package includes a golf lesson, with a golf instructor, and VIP SPA apartment for 1 hour at the Pirin Golf & SPA Country Club plus other complimentary services, such as shuttle to/from the golf course.

For him and for her.


Romantic Dinners

If you are busy skiing or do not fall for SPA treats too much, you can always end the day with a nice relaxing dinner.

1. Romantic four-course dinner in the Amvrosia restaurant at the Premier Luxury Mountain Resort including wine tasting, live music and other surprises.
2. Special Valentine’s Menu at the Pirin Golf Hotel & SPA including sushi, salmon and other delights.

For full reviews of the best restaurants this season, please click here.


Swing night at JJ Murphy’s, 15th February

JJ Murphy's: Signposted near the Lions Hotel

Another great night is promised at JJ Murphy’s. Michael, and the team at JJ’s, know how to run a great evening. and this second Swing night promised to be as good as the first. In case you’re too tired to go out on Thursday, then why not try JJ Murphy’s?

You’ll see JJ Murphy’s signposted very close to the Lions Hotel.


Bansko App, Twitter, Facebook Penguin bar & diner discount gatherings

Last and definitely not least 😉 start the apres fun at 16:30 on Wednesday 13th February & Thursday 14th February

10% discount between 16:30 and 18:30 — exclusively for blog readers

and for all users of

The après ski meet up is for singles, families & couples. Everyone is welcome.

Après ski drinks and food at Penguins Bar & Diner is turning out to be an everyday and popular choice in town.

But its just got better.

Remember mentioning “Bansko App, Bansko Blog or @bansko” to the waitress/waiter when ordering, and you’ll receive 10% off your final bill.

See you in Penguins. Wishing you all great time in Bansko both on, and off, the hill.



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