Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Plovdiv1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Plovdiv with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Plovdiv areaThis Plovdiv map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Plovdiv and surroundings
Bulgaria - moving around the countryThere are only 4 terminals in the airport of Sofia. One of them is called the old airport. The second one was built about 11 years ago and annually serves about two and a half million passengers. The third terminal is an aerial harbor of the VIP class, and accordingly, the terminal infrastructure is at the highest level. The fourth terminal, as a rule, is closed to ordinary citizens and accepts only governmental flights. The next important international airport in Bulgaria is Burgas. In the midst of the tourist season, there are additional flights serving foreigners. Two terminals are functioning successfully on the territory of the airport. One of them is practically new; it was opened only 3 years ago. On the territory of Burgas, there is a spacious comfortable waiting room where passengers can be accommodated, a VIP lounge with a high level of comfort, currency exchange offices, international bank offices, ATMs, and restaurants that offer not only colorful national delicacies, but also traditional European cuisine. In addition, you can, on the territory of the terminal, rent a car or order for a transport to a hotel. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in BulgariaTraditions of the Bulgarians prescribe greeting the spring by all means fun and in a big way. On this day it is customary to make special gifts - martenitsa, pupae made from woolen red and white threads. They are given to amuse the grumpy Baba Martha, who in the folklore of the Bulgarians is a grandmother with a rapidly changing mood. Her mood is directly related to the weather in March, and residents try to appease capricious Baba Martha. If she smiles, then the weather will certainly become sunny and warm, if you piss her off, you can expect the cold wind and even wet snow. For luck the following year, a martenitsa doll is hung on a blooming apple, cherry or plum. … Open
Photogallery of Plovdiv sights
Our guide to Plovdiv
Cuisine and top restaurants
Be sure to try Banitsa. This is a layer cake or often a roll of incredibly thin traditional dough. The filling is placed between the layers. The most standard version of Banitsa is with cheese. It is eaten for breakfast with milk or ayran. But this cake is often ordered for dessert with fillings of fruit, honey or nuts. Leaves with New Year’s wishes are placed in the Banitsa for the New Year. They are called … Open
Traditions and mentality of Plovdiv
Children over 16 can visit the Mobile School Stolipinovo. A variety of educational games for children are held here in March. Choir performances take place in the city in February and March. The Eureka traveling exhibition is very interesting. It takes place in the local historical museum and tells about the discovery of mechanisms that are the most famous today. The festival "Film Factory - Travel Trough Time" … Open
Travel guide to Plovdiv
Acquaintance with the national cuisine is a great way to make your vacation in Plovdiv even more exciting. At the resort, there are many restaurants that specialize in Bulgarian cuisine. Meat dishes and dairy products make up the basis of the national cuisine. Only here vacationers can try an unusual soup that has fermented milk as its main ingredient. Fans of hearty meat dishes will be pleased with the choice of … Open
Plovdiv for children - what to visit
There are places in the city where you should definitely go with a child of any age. It is, of course, Old Plovdiv. It is one thing to read about ancient civilizations in a history textbook, and quite another to see ancient buildings with your own eyes. Your child will not remain indifferent at the sight of the ruins of the ancient stadium, where sports competitions between the Romans were once held. You can also … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
It is worth paying attention to cosmetics based on rose oil. Refan, Red Rose and Lema brands deserve the most attention. Handmade Soaps, hand and body creams with rose oil and yogurt and buttery perfumes can be found the fastest. Rose oil is also sold separately. It is better not to buy too cheap oil. In this case, the probability of obtaining a diluted or even fake product is high. Most often, rose water is used … Open
Attractions and active leisure
If you prefer to communicate with animals, you can go for a horse ride. You will be explained first how to control the horse, how to climb it and how to stay in the saddle. If you have never sat on a horse before, you still should not worry about safety. Horses are trained to walk step after step on the route. So you're not likely to fall off your horse. It is worth trying yourself in rafting or conquest one of the … Open