Banya is situated in the central part of the Razlog valley locked between three of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains Pirin, Rila and Rhodope. The capital Sofia is just 156 km away and world famous ski resort Bansko is only 5 km to the north just 168 km is the distance to the Mediterranean sea.
Rich with history and sights, as well as famous for its healing mineral water, the village has become an attractive destination for more tourists from the country and abroad
The thermal water springs in Banya are 72, 8 of which are captured. They are located in the village and at the foot of the hill Womens hill. The water temperature is between 37 and 57oC. The water is clear, odorless, without sediment and pleasant to drink. It is weakly mineralized, the chemical composition is hydro-sulphate-sodium, fluorine and silicon; weakly mineralized. It helps in the treatment of chronic and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system, chronic gynecological diseases and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.
Until recently the rather unknown village of Banya today offers great opportunities for relax and recreation. In the village you can visit several sites that reveal interesting details of the daily life and the rich history of the region: the Museum of Banya, the old Bulgarian and the old Turkish baths, declared for national monuments of culture and the public laundry. Probably you will be very surprised to see in Banya perhaps the only monument in Bulgaria (and in the world) of former communist leader Georgi Dimitrov and Lenin. Attraction of the village is also the huge stone, which is said to have been thrown by famous hero Krali Marko. You can play tennis, volleyball, basketball or soccer on the open public field, free of charge. In the village you will find horse riding and climbing wall. Jeeps and ATVs for different safaris are available for the lovers of extreme sports.