Hotel  FENIX

78 Todor Alexandrov str., Blagoevgrad
tel. 00359 73 833400, 833404
00359 889 576 242

Blagoevgrad is the biggest town in southwestern Bulgaria. Its geographical situation makes it a destination for many travelers. The city hosts two universities the South West University and the American University in Bulgaria with more than 10 000 students altogether. It is also a business center for some companies and attracts a number of business travelers. The border with Republic of Macedonia is only 20 km away from the town. Getting to Greece takes an hour drive down through the narrow Kresna gorge following Struma river. 

The town offers many entertainments and fun. Here are some ways to spent your time in Blagoevgrad:


The old town Varosha is build in typical Bulgarian style. Walk through the cobble stone alleys of Varosha quarter and enjoy  the wonderfull sights. Especially in spring when trees are blooming this place will take you back in time. The old church and suronding small houses still keep the spirit of old Bulgaria alive. There are several romantic restaurants and cafes where you can rest after your walk. Getting there from hotel Fenix will take you about 15 minutes walk through the center of Blagoevgrad.


NBM Dance Studio  is open every evening in the Mall of Blagoevgrad just 5 minutes walk from hotel Fenix. There you can meet the young and enthusiastic dance instructors Bissi and Niki. They can teach you to dance typical Bulgarian dances - "horo" and "rachenica" and some modern fitnes dances as ZUMBA. Always smiling and welcoming they will make your day. Don`t hesitate and dance with NBM.


Situated by the walking alley just at the eastern end of the town Aquapark Blagoevgrad is offering many attractions for young and not so young people. You can swim, go on the water slides or just drink cold beer on the bar. It is open from June till September. The water in the pool is a mixture of mineral and spring water.


Open for more than 50 years Blagoevgrad ZOO was renovated several years ago. With animals like Lions, Bears, Buffaloes, Monkeys, Wolves and many others it is interesting place for every child. The ZOO is situated on the southern hill of the town. Getting there from hotel Fenix takes a 15 minutes walk or just take a taxi if you don't want to climb the steep streets leading to Blagoevgrad ZOO. In our town's ZOO are born more than 5 lions and several bears. There is an interesting story about a bear escape - the bear was found later in the woods by the ZOO - nobody was hurt and the bear came back healthy and not so happy:)


If you like the high speeds and racing it`s good to visit FD Karting track just outside Blagoevgrad. Situated on the main road to Greece two kilometres after exiting the town. There is also a karting school for begginers. After an exciting race you can have a drink at the bar of FD Kart.


Nearby Blagoevgrad is Struma river and from March till July you can try the rafting adventures through the Kresna gorge. The raft camp is situated about 15 kilometres south of the town. Before organising your rafting experience visit these websites: and


Flying is easy with Para Delta Club Blagoevgrad. Before leaving ground you have to meet an instructor and go through detailed training. Corageous people are always needed.