Sofia, the country's capital, is located 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Ardino.
Consider using Ardino as a jumping off point for further explorations. This much-loved region is home to an abundance of great cities, attractions and landscapes. Smolyan, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Rodopi, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east of Ardino are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Ardino, why not visit the nearest regional area. Plovdiv lies 45 miles (72 kilometers) away and is home to sights such as Bachkovo Monastery, Plovdiv Stadium and Ivan Vazov National Library of Bulgaria. Dzhumaya Mosque, Ethnographic Museum and Aliosha Monument are other good spots to visit.
Faith is an integral element of every place's make-up, so why not visit the area's many churches and other sites of religious significance. Head outdoors and discover Bulgaria's street art.
If your picture of the perfect break is maxing-out your heart rate in wild places, then why not join one of the horse riding and snowmobiling experiences this region has to offer. The wider region offers plenty of activities for active travelers with a love of watersports. Canoeing and swimming are some of the popular water-based activities here.
At the end of your time in Ardino, use your last levs on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond Doviždane (farewell).