Dobrinishte – All About Dobrinishte In One PlaceSurrounded by the three mountains - Rila, Pirin and Rodopi, located close to the modern Bulgarian winter resort - Bansko, Dobrinishte is a popular summer and winter resort with the virgin nature, hospitable inhabitants, ski tracks and competitive prices.
Dobrinishte has become a dream for the lovers of beautiful virgin nature, authentic rural life of earlier periods set back in history and there is also a call for ecotourism too.
From Dobrinishte to the Bezbog hut takes five hours walking (2236m). From Dobrinishte to Tevnoto Lake takes 6 hours walking. The Beautiful Kremenski Lakes are located in this area. 11 Kilometers from Dobrinishte is the Goce Delchev hut, from here starts the chair lift taking you to the peak Bezbog.
After the construction of the new lift, Dobrinishte becomes a second important ski center in the Pirin Mountain and one of the main winter resorts in Bulgaria.
How to reach Dobrinishte
The distance between Sofia and Dobrinishte is about 156 kilometers with an average duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes transfer, with an average travel speed of 60 kilometers.
There is a regular bus service starting from Central Bus Station Sofia – Bansko – Dobrinishte – Gotse Delchev, the price is 16 Leva. Another bus route is bus station Ovcha Kupel, Sofia – Gotse Delchev.
The road from Plovdiv passes through the region Yundola.
Annual events in Dobrinishte
Second Sunday of August each year organizing assembly of Gotse Delchev hut.
Origin of place
Dobrinishte dates back in discoveries from the stone age. Rich deposits of Thracian and Roman pottery and coins have been uncovered from the time of Emperor Nero. Dobrinishte was a fortress village, which attracted Byzantines into Bulgaria.
In excavations near Dobrinishte remains of ancient dwellings, pottery and other instruments were found dating right back to the Stone Age.
With its mineral springs, favorable climate and great location Dobrinishte was the preferred place to live before of course the Thracian's appeared on the very land. Today more visible remains of the Thracian settlements are located in Dobrinishte region. An interesting fact is that along the river passing through the town many mineral springs can be found.
To VII century the population of Dobrinishte was mainly Thrace. From there it gradually began to become mixed with the Slav invasion and Bulgarian tribes.
During the first decades of the Ottoman rule, many of the settlers in Dobrinishte found shelter in the undergrowth in the Pirin Mountain, seeking salvation from the slave masters. However the populations that remained in this beautiful village and Dobrinishte itself are slightly fading away into the distance. For over a century the village has not been mentioned in any records.
If you want to enjoy the beauty and nature and become detached from rat race in your life, forget about the noise, horns and stress and be welcome in Dobrinishte.