Conference venue

Grand Hotel, Bansko, Bulgaria

At the footstep of the Pirin Mountains

Bansko is a rare combination of immensely beautiful landscapes and Bulgarian national revival atmosphere. Guests of the town have the privilege to experience the pure authenticity and the unique culture of the town. Throughout the entire year, the resort offers opportunities for mountain and wellness tourism. Grand Hotel Bansko is situated in the heart of Bulgaria, 2-hour driving distance from Sofia, at the famous ski resort Bansko. The hotel has a perfect location for all the ski lovers: next-door to the Gondola station and is located in a peaceful surrounding, only 15 minutes walking distance from the old city and city center.

The largest spa in the town of Bansko is located in Grand Hotel Bansko. The SPA features Finnish Panoramic Saunas, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Aromatic Sauna, Herbal Sauna, Steam and aromatic bath, Hamam, sanarium, infrared cabin, experience showers, deep digital detox area, Lacoonium relax area 1 indoor and 1 outdoor swimming pools, Aquatonic Pool (Divided into three temperature zones, equipped with 72 ultra powerful single and dual water jets). Jacuzzi, extensive fitness centre and unique snow room. A variety of authentic Thai massagesseasonal treatments and beauty procedures with all natural cosmetics await to be discovered.​

GEOLINKS participants will be transferred from Sofia airport to Bansko, two times per day on 26 and 27 November free of charge. 

In all conference days GEOLINKS Participants can visit free of charge with the GEOPASS the Bansko historic places:

  • Gallery International Art Bansko 

  • Holy Trinity Church

  • Nikola Vaptsarov House in the old town

  • Velyanova House

  • Bansko Permanent Icon Exhibition

  • Attraction centre Banderishka Polyana

       Location useful information:

  • Sofia International Airport - 165 km away

  • Thessaloniki Airport - 230 km away

  • Plovdiv Airport - 148 km away