17 Nov 2024
The very popular hotel Strazhite in Bansko has undergone a complete refurbishment and is now called Four Points by Sheraton Bansko.
The interior is exquisite, it has been designed in the style of a traditional Bulgarian house and refurbished with the most up to date materials with the result being a stylish, modern and very comfortable hotel. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a spa and beauty centre, perfect for pampering yourself after a day on the slopes.
The hotel itself is conveniently located just 600 metres from the gondola, perfect for skiers that want to get up the mountain as soon as possible,
30 Sep 2024
Undiscovered is a term you can genuinely use to describe our new destination, Northern Cyprus, this is what makes this beautiful part of the Island so charming.
Known for its beautiful beaches, these might be what brings you here, but there are other reasons to make you keep going back…
1. Beautiful Unspoilt Beaches
Northern Cyprus is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and crystal-clear waters. You can relax on those golden sandy beaches or explore hidden coves. Turtle's love these beaches too! A perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm temperatures.
2. Rich History
Northern Cyprus is home to ancient
17 Nov 2023
BANSKO has been voted ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort’ in the Prestigious 2023 World Ski Awards.
The World Ski Awards are voted for by a combination of ski professionals, tour operators, ski journalists and the general public. Over 4 million votes were cast making the World Ski Awards the ski industry’s leading awards.
Bansko have won this award every year since 2013, only the Austrian resort of Kitzbuhel, Val Thorens in France and Deer Valley in the USA can say the same.
‘We are happy to win this Oscar of ski tourism for the eleventh time in a row, because it
01 Nov 2023
Learning to ski or snowboard is something a lot of people would like to do. The first time you are able to stay upright on a ski slope is a great feeling let alone skiing down a mountain on fresh snow, that is almost an unbeatable feeling.
However, if you haven’t skied before and what you know about skiing you can fit on the back of a lift pass, where do you start?! Well fear not because as long as you are reasonably fit and have a decent sense of balance you can learn to ski in a week with Balkan Holidays!
So, first we need to book a skiing or snowboarding holiday. There are some destinations and ski resorts that are more
10 Oct 2023
We’ve been thinking hard about why a skiing holiday to Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays is a great choice. Here are 10 reasons for starters…!
1. Excellent value for money - our ski resorts of Borovets & Bansko offer affordable ski holidays not only with the price of the holiday and ski services but also when you’re on holiday as the cost of living in Bulgaria is so much lower! Plus we offer a low deposit of only £70pp!
2. We offer a huge choice of accommodation - Whether you prefer to be away from it all or in the centre of resort, half board or more independent with self catering, we have a huge
06 Oct 2023
Back in the 1980’s Yugoslavia was a very popular holiday destination for us Brits. The country was actually a collection of several countries, Croatia being one of them, and Croatia was the country that most tourists visited. But then in 1991 the Yugoslav civil war broke out and tourism stopped. The war lasted until 1995 and a few years after that tourism started again.
Nearly twenty years on and Croatia is again a very popular holiday destination. One visit to any resort or town along the long winding coastline and you can see why it was so popular both in the 1980s and again now.
One of the main reasons for
27 Sep 2023
BREAKING NEWS! For summer 2024 we now offer the beautiful holiday hotspots of Malta and Northern Cyprus!
Let’s look at Malta first. This beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean really does offer all you could possibly want from a summer beach holiday. We offer eight resorts across Malta, all have sandy beaches that are lapped by crystal clear waters (sorry, we went all brochure speak on you there!). You can relax on these wonderful sandy beaches or by your hotel pool, but if you want a change of pace there are plenty of water sports available including diving, jet-skiing or para-gliding! Or how about a boat trip
07 Sep 2023
Great news, our MEGA Ski Sale is now on – we’re offering £150 OFF ski bookings to Bulgaria. That’s £150 off* our already discounted prices!
Skiing and snowboarding in Bulgaria with Balkan Holidays offers the best value skiing holidays. Everything costs less than other ski resorts, the holiday itself, ski services and then when you’re skiing the local prices are much lower too.
Then, after a day on the slopes you might want a few drinks in a cozy bar, well put your piles of Euros away because a cold beer in Bansko or Borovets is a lot cheaper than a schnapps in Saalbach!
Add all this our MEGA
23 Aug 2023
Bansko and Borovets are a good choice for beginners, indeed many skiers have learnt to ski in these two resorts, let’s look at why?
The mountains of Bansko and Borovets are smaller than other neighbouring European countries. This makes things like ski packs (lessons, equipment and lift passes) cheaper as there is less mountains to cover and so the lift systems are smaller and less expensive. Being new to ski it’s likely that you won’t need to cover miles of piste so this alone makes Bulgaria the perfect choice for beginners!
Good Ski Instructors
Many people learn to ski in Bulgaria and one
10 Aug 2023
With the summer season in full swing we thought we would share some useful tips while you’re on holiday in Sunny Beach.
Sunny Beach has a sandy beach that’s 8kms long, so a few days on the beach is recommended. Once there you will see there are lots of parasols and sunbeds, there isn’t one price though, it depends where you are on the beach. If you’re in the middle it will cost more than if you’re further along, so do make sure you are happy with where you are and the price before choosing. There are also ‘free zones’ where there are no sunbeds, you can just enjoy