Sights

Churches and house-museums are Arbanasi's key sights, while its working monasteries are less geared towards tourists, with variable hours of access.

Sleeping

For such a petite village, Arbanasi has a wealth of accommodation. Pick from creaky rooms above mehanas to spa hotels that cater to stressed-out urbanites. Prices increase slightly at weekends at upmarket hotels.

Eating

Abundant Bulgarian restaurants serve Arbanasi's day trippers and weekend visitors, most of them attached to hotels large and small. Find a good selection along ul Sveti Nikola and ul Kapitan Pavel Gramadov.

Drinking & Nightlife

After the last bus of day trippers pulls out of town, there's not a lot of activity in Arbanasi. Luckily you'll find more than enough nightlife in Veliko Târnovo, an 8km drive southwest.