Dolna Banya is a town located in Sofia Province in southwestern Bulgaria. 75 km from Sofia and Plovdiv, Dolna Banya is located by the north-eastern slopes of the Rila Mountains, 18 and 30 km respectively from the ski resorts of Borovets and Samokov. Dolna Banya is known as a resort town, famous for its hot mineral waters, with temperatures of 56.3 C. The area surrounding the town is largely agricultural, although hiking trails and skiing in the nearby mountains are easily accessible.
Dolna Banya is a small, but lively town. The square has a vegetable market, bakery, 2 bars, restaurant, used as a disco on the weekends. From the inside of the town's Bulgarian Orthodox church is covered in beautiful murals, the churchyard located next to a stream. The local stadium is named Vasil Levski, a tribute to the leader of Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman Empire and the national stadium of the same name in Sofia.
Dolna Banya is easily accessible by car. There is a daily bus that runs from the Sofia bus depot through other villages in the area. However, buses run more frequently from Sofia to Kostenets (8 km from Dolna Banya). From Kostenets transportation is available every 30 minutes to Dolna Banya. Trains also run about every hour between Sofia and Kostenets.
The favorable physical geography conditions, together with the mineral springs in the region attract tourists all year round in the town. Several hotel complexes offer great conditions for relax among beautiful nature.
The golf course situated nearby the town is favourite site for golfers from Sofia and the region.
The aviation lovers can use the comfortable airport, which is situated nearby the town.
Country Golf Club & Spa IBAR, Dolna Banya
Golf Club Ibar is a spacious, luxurious vacation place in the foothills of the Rila Mountain, just few miles away from one of the Bulgaria finest skiing resorts in Bulgaria - Borovetz (18 km). Good touring base for the capital city of Sofia (70km away) and the second biggest city Plovdiv (80km). The opportunity for full golf club membership is also included.
The golf club offers privacy, great mountain views, and access to all the amenities of Golf Club Ibar: Swimming pool (indoor/outdoor); Tennis (outdoor); SPA Centre with hot mineral water; 24-Hour Security; Playground; Park; Club House; General Store; Activities, and much more.
This private golfing community allows four seasons of country club living.
The development offers a great opportunity for a mountain golf getaway, or permanent home in a gated community with 18-holes of golf available when you need it.