Sandanski is a town and a recreation centre in south-western Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. Sandanski is about 20 km away from Bulgaria-Greece border and 100 km away from Aegean sea. The town has a convenient location, mild to warm climate and relatively high concentration of thermal water springs, which all make it a very popular destination for relaxation and recreation.
Sandanski city is famous for its amazing climate and healing mineral springs.
Winters last for about three months from December through February, springs and falls are generally about two months each. The summer is longest season in Sandanski, lasting 4 months - from early June to late September. July through September is the driest period while October through December – the wettest.
Sandanski is located in the Sandanski-Petrich Valley, surrounded by the Pirin, Belasitsa and Ograzhden mountain ranges. The town is about 160 km south from Bulgaria's capital Sofia along the major European Route E79. Following the same route at almost the same distance is Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. Sandanski has developed in an amphitheatrical fashion on the outer south-west flanks of Pirin Mountains along the lower reaches of Sandanska Bistritsa River. The town's altitude varies between 240 and 300 meters. Its geographical location between Kresna and Rupel Gorges determines town's mild winter temperatures. Statistically Sandanski has the warmest temperatures in Bulgaria with a total of around 2700 annual sunshine hours.
- Average temperature: + 14 °C
- Average temperature July: +24 °C
- Average temperature January: +2.4 °C
- Average count of days with rain, in 1 year: 65.6