Sandanski, Bulgaria

Recreation places

European Territorial Cooperation Programme 

Greece - Bulgaria


Project:DIAS NET (Integrated system for the improvement and upgrading of the strategic and operational planning of tourism policy.Creation of Modern Structures and Tools for the Public Services used by visitors).

Subsidy Contract №: DIAS - NET B2.32.02


On this page you will find information about all the interesting places and sites in the region of Sandanski.

Sandanski is a town in Southwest Bulgaria. The town is located in the hollow of Sandanski and Petrich in the outskirts of Pirin mountain. Thracians established the village and called it Medius. Later, there was a Roman village in the same place called Dezudava. In medieval times Bulgarians called the settlement Sveti Vratch in the memory of the two brothers and natural healers Kozma and Damyan. This was the name of the town until 1947 when it was named Sandanski.

It is believed that the Thracian slave Spartacus from the Maedi tribe was born and lived in the region of Sandanski. The monument of Spartacus is one of the symbols of the town. Sandanski is in the region of Blagoevgrad and is the administrative center of the municipality of Sandanski.


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