Very close to the Spa Resort of Separeva Banya, Panichishte boasts that it is the cheapest resort in Bulgaria as well as having the hottest thermal springs!
Separeva Banya has recently come into its own with it's dynamic mayor who is dedicated to making his locale an international tourist and sports recreation resort. This has seen the small ski station start to take on the air of something bigger and on our last visit we were very impressed with the stations brand new four seater quad lift and learning facilities at the base.
Big plans are still afoot to upgrade and expand both the town and the ski station to attract international tourists to this pretty location on the corner of the Rila National park.
Close proximity to Dupnitsa means it gets quite busy at times and there is a good selection of local accommodation and dining to be found off the hill down in town.