Sandanski Hotels

Sandanski is famous SPA resort of Bulgaria, located in the Blagoevgrad Province, in southwest Bulgaria, in Pirin Macedonia, in the Struma River Valley, on the south-western side of the Pirin mountain-National Park. Sandanski is situated at the elevation of 240-300 meters, some 50 km from the border with North Macedonia and some 30 km from the Greek border, and belongs to the warmest cities of Bulgaria. The original name of the present town of Sandanski was Sveti Vraci, which was in 1947 officially changed in Sandanski, named after Yane Sandanski – a revolutionary and political leader of the anti-Ottoman campaign, recognized as a national hero in both Bulgaria and Macedonia.

The area around the modern Sandanski is populated for more than three thousand years with archaeological artifacts and founds dating from the earliest human history, from the times of the Thracians in the 5th century BC, Romans, Byzantines…. The settlement of present Sandanski was actually created around the mineral springs during the Bronze age, at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 12th century BC. Surroundings of Sandanski spa is is abundant in cultural and historical sites and natural landmarks – Archaeological Museum, Episcopal Basilica, Rozhen Monastery, Sveti Vrach Park….

In the earliest ancient time here lived the Sinti tribe, and in the 4th century BC this settlement was conquered by Phillip II of Macedonia. It is assumed that the ancient town existed here under the name of Partikopolis or Paraikopolis that was established right then. During and after Roman conquest of Moesia the present settlement had the name of Desudava. Remains of the church from the middle of the 4th century were found in proximity of the present post office in Sandanski with the traces of a large structure on its northern side which is believed to have been the bishop residence. Traces of late antiquity church from the 4th century of beginning of the 5th century were found in the present church of Saint George. The three-nave basilica was excavated in the central square that was possibly designated as the Episcopal cathedral, while fragments of mosaics are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum. The former ancient town is actually located right on the territory of the present Sveti Vrac – nowadays the town of Sandanski”. Adam Volynets

Sandanski is most famous resort of Balneology and spa treatments in Bulgaria. Some of the best-known springs of Sandanski are the Turkish Bath, the Chrism Tap, Pariloto, and the new drilled well. The Sandanski mineral water healing properties are used for water treatment of motor, central and peripheral nervous system diseases, as well as gynecological problems. Drinking of the Sandanski water is recommended for improvement of gastrointestinal conditions.