LOCATION AND TRAVEL
The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains and is one of the most famous winter resorts in South-East Europe. Borovets is the oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria, which often gathers the elite in world skiing. The resort is 1350 m above sea level on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountain. Borovets is at the foot of peak Moussala (2925 m) - the highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. The resort of Borovets is 73 km away from Sofia and 126 km away from Plovdiv (see the map), which means that both Sofia/Plovdiv with their international airports can serve as arrival/departure points. In addition to the regular public transport, the organisers plan to co-operate with the big hotels in Borovets which are especially experienced in meeting thousands of tourists during the winter. Efficient local connections will facilitate the conference participants, who may not be experienced with the Cyrillic alphabet and who - given the fact that the majority of the Bulgarian population does not speak English - might need some additional support in this respect at least upon arrival. A taxi from Sofia to Borovets has a relatively low price (20 euro), so that arrival by taxi from the national airport in Sofia to the conference venue is a realistic scenario.