Blagoevgrad is located in the southwest of Bulgaria and covers approximately 628 km2 of the country’s surface area, including the 25 surrounding villages near Blagoevgrad. The region of Blagoevgrad contains three of Bulgaria’s largest mountains, Rhodopes, Pirin, and Rila. Blagoevgrad is the major city of Southern Bulgaria and is an important cultural and economic centre. Blagoevgrad offers easy access to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, approximately 100km to the north.
A stay in Blagoevagrad holiday rentals offers an abundance of natural resources for the nature-loving visitor to savour and enjoy. Pirin is characterised by its exceptionally beautiful geographic locations, rich flora, and spectacular mountain views. Three regal mountain ranges adorn the plain—Rila, Rhodopes, and Pirin, as well as quaint lakes and thunderous rivers which constantly supply the region with fresh spring water. The local rivers including Mesta, Struma, Glazene, and Bistritsa echo with the region’s best-known folksongs. Visitors will be astounded at the magnificence, rich variation and natural beauty of its abundant mountain forests, river systems, and pure mineral water. The physical features of Blagoevgrad make it undoubtedly the largest and most significant town in southwest Bulgaria.
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The wild and beautiful nature of the region remains unspoilt and untouched and the nature reserves and national parks are some of the region’s greatest treasures. Pirin’s National Park has worldwide importance as it is included on the international list of World Cultural Heritage. Blagoevgrad has had a colouful and eventful history, which is can be traced in its rich architectural, archaeological, and ethnological heritage whilst staying in Blagoevgrad holiday cottages. Royal medieval fortresses once guarded the rocky roads, while some of the most exquisite architecture can be seen and appreciated in the villages of Dolen, Pletena, Kovachevitza, Melnik, and Bansko. Blagoevagrad holidays enjoy a strong Mediterranean influence due to copious air flowing from the River Struma. Chilly northerly winds are kept out of the town by natural barriers such as the towering hills of Belo Pole and Rila. Rila’s mountain breeze descends along the river Bistritsa transporting cool air on hot summer days. The near absence of industrial pollution provides Blagoevgrad with clean air. Winter is brief, mild, and has very little to no snowfall. January’s temperatures are around 0.6°C, while summer temperatures can reach 23.4°C, although the maximum temperature recorded in Blagoevgrad was 39.9°C.