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.

GPS coordinates: 
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.
Bgrazpisanie – shows information about most bus and train schedules
Central Bus Station Sofia – provides information about buses from and to Sofia.
Moovit – app for public transportation with local transit options

For assistance with arranging your travel, contact the Organization Committee.