The Summer School takes place in the conference center of the National Institute of Education in Oriahovitza, a small village near Stara Zagora. The center is equipped with conference rooms, lecture rooms and computer facilities. Located at the foot of the beautiful Sredna Gora Mountain and famous for its wineries, the village is nowadays hosting various international cultural and scientific events organized by Minu Balkanski Foundation.
How to reach
The village of Oriahovitza is located at 240 km from Sofia (about 3-3:30 hours by car) and less than 20 km away from the city Stara Zagora. If you travel by public transportation, in order to get to Oriahovitza you need to reach Stara Zagora and take a bus to Oriahovitza.
latitude: 42.485739; longitude: 25.811054
By public transportation to Stara Zagora
You can reach Stara Zagora from all major cities in Bulgaria, either by train or by bus. Information about both railway and bus travel options is available here.
Estimated duration of the travel to Stara Zagora
- from Sofia – 3:30 hours by bus, 5 hours by train
- from Plovdiv – 1:30 hours by bus, 2 hours by train
- from Ruse – 5 hours by bus
- from Burgas – 2:45 hours by bus, 3:30 hours by train
- from Varna – 5 hours by bus, 5 hours by train
From Stara Zagora to Oriahovitza
There is a regular city bus (N64) riding between Stara Zagora and Oriahovitza several times a day. The bus leaves from Zheleznik neighbourhood in Stara Zagora. Estimated duration of the travel is half an hour (current bus schedule is available here in Bulgarian only. For assistance with arranging your travel, contact the Organization Committee.
|CITY № 64 /as of December 2016/|
|Zheleznik neighbourhood, Stara Zagora – Dalboki village – Oriahovitza village|
|working days, from Zheleznik||07,30; 09,35; 15,35;|
|working days, from Oriahovitza||08,30; 10,30; 16,30;|
|non-working days, from Zheleznik||07,30; 09,30; 13,30; 17,30;|
|non-working days, from Oriahovitza||08,30; 10,30; 14,30; 18,30;|
Other useful links
Bulgarian State Railways – information about train schedules in Bulgaria.
Avtogari.info – information about inter-city buses in Bulgaria. Available in Bulgarian only. For assistance with arranging your travel, contact the Organization Committee.
Central Bus Station Sofia – provides information about buses from and to Sofia. Available in Bulgarian only. For assistance with arranging your travel, contact the Organization Committee.