An example of how to blend ski and cultural tourism or of the consequences of overbuilding in Bulgaria? – you wonder while you stroll among Revival Period houses and contemporary hotels in Bulgaria's probably most famous winter resort, in the Pirin.
It was less than a decade ago when the old houses and their mehani were the favourite getaway destinations for Sofianites. However, since the first expats and foreign tourists began buying real estate and ski lift passes, the little town swelled. The combined length of the surrounding ski runs is 56 km, and besides a couple of modern ski lifts now you can see also snow guns.
Where in Bulgaria are you?