Winding streets, a lively nightlife, and more culture than you can shake a stick at: Plovdiv is an excellent choice for a Bulgarian city break. Don’t let the trendy cafes and modern art galleries fool you. Plovdiv is the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe, with a history that dates back over eight thousand years. The lovely old town is peppered with buildings that chart Plovdiv’s long history, including the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the Balkans. It’s so well preserved that performances still take place there.
Airports in Plovdiv
Plovdiv Airport (PDV) is the main airport serving Plovdiv and the popular ski resorts of Bansko and Pamporovo. The central location of the airport makes a great jumping off point if you’re planning on exploring a lot of Bulgaria. The airport has recently undergone a €20 million refurbishment, with a lovely new passenger terminal opening its doors at the end of 2009.
Airlines that fly to Plovdiv
Ryanair flies direct to Plovdiv from London Stansted. Jet2 also offers winter charter flights from Belfast International Airport.
Getting into Plovdiv
Buses are available at the airport after every scheduled arrival, and bring passengers into central Plovdiv to the Yoog bus station. A single ticket is 1.20 Leva* (about 50p) Taxis are also available: the fare from the airport into town is around 15 Leva* (about £6.05). Car hire is also available at Plovdiv airport from a range of suppliers.
*Prices subject to change
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