Sofia to Bansko takes 2-2.5hrs
Sofia Airport Transfers
to the apartment
From the Airport, take the main road towards Sofia. Stay
on this road (don’t take further signs to Sofia) until you get to the Sofia Business Park. Just past this you want to
turn Right onto the Ring road heading west. Continue along this road (c10km) until it starts to go down a hill where there
are the Tram tracks and a set of traffic lights. Turn left here probably signed to PERNIK. The road is very bad at this stage.
Just as you reach the outskirts of PERNIK
(c24km) there is a sign to the right to BLAGOEVGRAD, take this turning, it takes you under the main road and you head South
on a good dual carriageway thanks to the EU.
Once you have passed BLAGOEVGRAD (74km) continue for 17kms and then turn off to RAZLOG. Again a good new road thanks
to the EU. 36kms later you will see the sign to RAZLOG to the left – keeping going towards sign BANSKO.
As you come into BANSKO the road bends
to the left past a supermarket and Petrol Station. At the first set of lights turn right. This road takes you up alongside
the river towards the top end of town. Once you have passed the ICE Rink on your right, at the next set of lights turn left.
(if you get to the Kempinski Hotel on the right you have gone too far).
200m down this road turn right just past a half completed building. This will
take you up past the Perun Lodge Hotel and Lion Hotel on the left. Turn left after the Lion Hotel onto a poor road. Go past
the first right turn where you will see Murphys Bar and the PRESPA building is the next on the right. It is a long narrow
yellow building. Find somewhere to park.
The entrance is the first you come to on the right ‘A’. Up four floors (the lift may or may not be working
!) and we are apartment 18.
in the apartment, turn the electricity on at the main fuse box above the front door. Turn the two main water taps on by the
bath and by the loo – they are in the small open white plastic cupboard. There are electric heaters in each room which
should come on and the water heaters should also be switched on.