By plane

Plovdiv airport is the closest airport  ( which is located 12 km southeast from the city of Plovdiv – the second largest city and cultural capital of the country.

Sofia airport ( is an International Airport which is located 125 km away from Plovdiv.



Coordinates of the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnolgy are:

Latitude: 42° 13′ 3.60″ N
Longitude: 24° 74′ 18.00″ E.


By bus

Plovdiv could be reached also by bus from where one can order an individual transfer or a taxi to the Center of Plant System Biology and Biotechnolgy.


Bulgaria has the European Union’s Common Visa Policy as a member country accepting European citizens freely. All non-EU citizens are required to have a passport to enter the EU with the appropriate visas. You can find out more about visas at If you need an invitation letter, please send a mail to


The national currency is the Bulgarian Lev. Bank notes of the following denominations are in circulation: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 Levs. 1 Euro = 1,9558 BGN.

There are foreign exchange offices and ATMs around the resort. It’s always prudent to carry a little cash, however, in case you can’t find an ATM or bank office nearby. You can always change cash at the hotel, though the commission will be high.

Make sure you have enough of the national currency when you plan to visit local markets and shops.


When a gratuity is not included in your bill, which is usually the case, 10% is customary. If service is outstanding, you could go as high as 15%. With taxi drivers, you usually just round up the sum if you have been happy with the ride or for the sake of convenience.


The climate in Bulgaria is moderate continental with beautiful blooming spring, dry and hot summer, long and pleasant autumn, and mild winter with lots of opportunity for skiing.

In the region of Plovdiv in the September the average temperature is 26ºC, which is very pleasant both for work and leisure.


Summer time: GMT + 3 hrs. (April through October)


220 Volts, 50 Hz

Bulgaria uses CEE 7/4 (German “Schuko”) power plugs and sockets