Location: downtown Bansko
Working hours: every day
General information: Sirleshtovata Kashta was built in 16th century and is one of the oldest houses in Bansko. It was once home to the first Bulgarian bank called KIMERA where the wealthy traders have left chests filled with gold when traveling abroad. The house was like a fortress and withheld attacks of crimes. In the basement there are tunnels leading to different places in town.
During the Turkish rule the house was often a safe place for haiduti and names such as Yane Sandanski, Gotse Delchev and Peio Yavorov. The first secret revolutionary organization was established here and the decision for the bloody Ilinden revolution was made in the house as well.
The mahan as it is today has inherited those ancient traditions in the dishes, beverages and good service all of which are consequence of the old story. The good guests here are in good hands, they can eat and drink, have fun listening to Macedonian music while the old stones whisper the wisdom of time.
Garden: 80 seats under centuries old whole nut trees you can enjoy the delicious dishes prepared on the BBQ grill in front of you
Music: live music. Every Thursday ‘Star Marek’ band plays for you authentic local folklore.
Cuisine: Bansko specialties on coal, BBQ, selected wines and brand beverages. The starters are made of bio products. The mehana offers the Bansko Kreshchina as well.
Welcomes visitors: all year round
Location: Sirleshtovata Kashta is in Bansko in the architecture complex ‘St Troitsa’
Address: 12 Yane Sandanski Str, Bansko
Tel: +359 879 689 212, +359 749 82 544