Plovdiv, second largest city of Bulgaria, is known as one of the oldest settlements with its 8.000 year long history. The name of the city comes from Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. Take it from Filip. Plovdiv sits on seven hills. Nowadays one of them is used as a stone quarry, so there are six hills as Dzhendem Tepe (Youth Hill), Bunarzhik Tepe (The Liberators Hill), Sahat Tepe (Danov Hill), Taksim Tepe, Nebet Tepe and Dzhambaz Tepe. The city hosts quite colorful buildings, Turkish baths, lush green parks and lively streets. Stefan Stambolov Square, which is considered as the center of the city, is visited by many tourists every year. The Ottoman Quarter, one of Plovdiv's major tourist attractions, is well preserved. Sahat Tepe from the 16th century and the 2.000-year-old Roman Antique Theater built in the beginning of the second century by Trajan are among the most important architectural monuments. In addition, the church of Sveti Bogoroditsa, the Bachkovo Monastery, the Roman Forum, Cumayata Square and the Friday Mosque all have a remarkable architecture.
Plovdiv is an agricultural zone with temperate climate. The winters are cold and rainy and the summers are hot and arid. Since the city is by the Maritsa, rowing competitions are organized. People can also go for fishing. The city has a very lively night life. Many nightclubs and bars are located in the center of the city. Plovdiv International Folklore Festival is the most important festival in the city. There are two important places in Plovdiv for shopping: Knyaz Aleksander I and Rayko Daskalov. You can find local and foreign products on these streets. Transportation to Plovdiv is provided by airline from Sofia. You can also get to the city by road or railway from Sofia. The train from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 2.5 hours.
Situated in the middle of Bulgaria, Plovdiv is at a crossroads connecting Switzerland, Germany and Istanbul. Plovdiv, an important agricultural center thanks to its fertile and arable lands, also hosts the factories of the world's leading companies with governmental incentives. It is possible to come across many historic museums as well as mosques, museums and temples on the streets of the city that hosted tens of civilizations for thousands of years through the human history.
The oldest building in Plovdiv is the Roman Theater, which is a legacy of the Romans. Known for its historical and natural beauties, the city has become a frequently visited place by the tourists. Plovdiv also serves international passengers through Krumovo Airport. Its geographical location makes Plovdiv a center between the east and west. Thanks to the luxury highways, you can also travel to different cities in Bulgaria by your car in addition to intercity bus services. Almost everybody in the city has a car. Taxis also serve throughout the day.
The distance between Krumovo Airport and the city center is about 15 kilometers. The transportation alternatives you can prefer at the airport are limited. You can only reach the city center by taking a taxi or renting a car.
As there is no public transportation service at the airport, the most preferred option is compulsorily taxi. It takes about 20 minutes to travel from Krumovo airport to the city center by taxi service, which provided by four different companies. You can reserve a taxi in advance by filling out a form on internet.
Hertz, Choice, Firefly and Thrifty provide car rental service 24 hours a day at the airport. You can go from the airport to the city center by renting a car other than taking a taxi. Car rental companies offer many comfortable and affordable cars in their fleet.Last Updated: 13 Feb 2017
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