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The Kavala Tour (Greece)

Mar 28, 2019 No Comments by

Kavala is mentioned in most guidebooks often only in passing, although it is one of the most beautiful and most liveable cities in Greece. A wealth of possibilities for excursions are available in the surrounding area and include many interesting, often little occupied beaches, archaeological sites that makes it a fun-filled excursion from Bansko. It not as [...]

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Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery Tour

Mar 28, 2019 No Comments by

Plovdiv is second biggest city in Bulgaria. The town is 150 km from Sofia. It is situated on the two banks of the Maritsa river and is famous for its cobbled street of it’s old town, the bustling hipster area of Kapana and the longest pedestrianised street in Europe. It’s six unique hills dominate the landscape [...]

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Season Ends 7th April 2019: Good snow till the end

Mar 25, 2019 No Comments by

This is the Bansko ski season that just keeps on giving. The last weeks has delivered seven days of mainly clear blue skies and warm sunshine. With wonderful skiing in the morning up until 1pm ish and later some days there has nothing been to complain about. Then today it gets even better because there [...]

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Snow Forecast: 20cm of Snow Thursday 21st March

Mar 13, 2019 No Comments by

This is the Bansko ski season that just keeps on giving. After last night’s snow and today’s bluebird day (see photo above) there’s more snow to fall tomorrow (Thursday 14th March). But, most all, I am pleased to say that I am forecasting another really substantial 20cm snow fall on Thursday 21st March. The only [...]

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Saturday 23rd March it’s Noble Russian Night at the Come Prima restaurant, The Kempinski

Mar 07, 2019 No Comments by

Join me for another themed night in the Come Prima Restaurant at the Kempinski hotel. It features the Russian Legend of the Kremlin & my favourite champagne, Billecart-Salmon. On Saturday 23rd March February at 19:30 in the Kempinski. The event is part of the hotel’s new culinary tradition – organising thematic evenings devoted to various national [...]

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Valentina Heights Special Offer March And April

Mar 07, 2019 No Comments by

Bansko Blog is delighted to be able to offer an end of season 2019 special offer from Valentina Heights Chalet Hotel. It’s available anytime from 15th March – 15 April. Catered week £ 280 Airport transfers + Half board with evening drink + Spa + Ski lift shuttle. Catered 5-6 days: £ 45 per day [...]

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Martenitsa: The Baba Marta Tradition on 1st March

Feb 28, 2019 No Comments

Baba Marta day is on 1st March; it’s one of the most widely celebrated traditions in a country with a long history with many traditions. But it is one of the most uncommon celebrations. The word “Baba” means grandmother in Bulgarian and the “Marta” is connected with the word “Mart” which means the month of [...]

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