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Smolyan FAQ

How easy is it to get around Smolyan?

Smolyan is a small town, so it’s easy to get around on foot. If you’re planning to explore the surrounding area, rent a car or take advantage of the local bus network.

Where to stay in Smolyan?

There are a number of hotels and guesthouses in Smolyan. For something a bit different, you can also stay in one of the traditional Bulgarian houses that have been converted into guest accommodation. Try the Hotel Royal

Whats Eating and drinking in Smolyan?

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Smolyan. You’ll find everything from traditional Bulgarian restaurants to fast food outlets. For something a bit different, try one of the local taverns where you can sample some of the region’s famous dishes.

What is there to do in Smolyan?

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Smolyan. If you’re interested in history and culture, visit the Smolyan Regional Museum or the Ethnographic Museum. For something more active, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding area. Or you can just relax in one of the many parks and gardens in Smolyan.

How to get to Smolyan?

Smolyan is located in southern Bulgaria, about 150km from the capital, Sofia. The best way to get there is by car or bus. There are also a few flights each week from Sofia to the Smolyan airport.