Resort villages in the region
Village Banite is situated deep in the bosom of the majestic Rhodopes, along the banks of river Small Arda, at 750 m. altitude. The Banite is famous for its mineral water, with thermal waters – 43º C and it is the only one in Bulgaria.
You can avail of the healing properties of the mineral water, which are most frequently connected with diseases of the locomotory system – arthrosis / exostoses/ and all types of arthritis, with diseases such as hernia, discopathy, neurotis, neuralgia, osteoporosis, as well as gastritis, ulcers, colitis, biliary tract stones and kidney stones.
Pamporovo is a mountain resort in Bulgaria. It is situated in the inner Rhodopes at 1650 m. altitude, in the foothills of mountain Snezhanka. It is in municipality of Chepelare, about 260 km away from Sofia, 85 km east of Plovdiv, 15 west of Smolyan and 10 km south of Chepelare. The climate in the region of Pamporovo is distinguished for its mild winter, during which has 100 sunny days. The resort is first on the list of sunny days among the mountain resorts in Bulgaria. In Pamporovo the main touristic flow is in the winter, because the resort is adapted for ski sports. Almost all of the ski slopes start from peak Snezhanka, and their altitude varies from 1926m. to 1400 m. The touristic season starts in December and continues till the end of April. Because of the beautiful nature the region is also visited by tourists in the summer.