PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN PLOVDIV
The administrative center of the region – the town of Plovdiv , has a population of 340 000 people and is the second biggest city in Bulgaria. It is also one of the biggest transport junctions in Bulgaria and on the Balkans. The international road E 80 – Belgrade-Sofia-Plovdiv-Istanbul runs close to the town. Close to the city passes the “Thracian Highway” which connects the town with the capital Sofia, situated only 125 km away from Plovdiv. 286 km east of Plovdiv is the port of Bourgas; there is a well-organized transportation between the two towns through trains, buses, and even planes. Pamporovo, one of the most popular winter resorts in the country, is located 70 km away from Plovdiv along the road II-86. 30-40 km south of Pamporovo is the border with the Republic of Greece, where a new check-point is under construction. Thus, the town of Plovdiv will have an easy access to the ports of Northern Greece. Plovdiv`s train station is a part of the international railroad Belgrade-Sofia-Istanbul. Financial means are provided for reconstruction and renovation of the railroad from Plovdiv to the Turkish border, so that the trains would travel with a speed of 160-200 km/h. Plovdiv International Airport is only 7 km away from the town and is often functioning as a back-up airport to Sofia airport in cases of bad weather conditions.
The flat relief of the Plovdiv valley allows the development of a sophisticated road network. Across the region’s territory, there are 59 km of the “Thracian highway”; first class roads are 129 km long, second class roads – 227 km, and third class roads – 652 km. The remaining 1000 km roads are municipal.
Geography and population
Plovdiv region is located in the central part of South Bulgaria. To the North, Plovdiv region borders with the South steep slopes of the Balkan Mountains and with the central part of the lower slopes of the Sredna Gora Mountains. To the South, the region comprises parts of the Central Rhodopes, included in the Alpo-Himalaya mountain chain. The central part of the region covers the luxuriant flat Plovdiv plain, which is part of the Thracian valley. The region covers a territory of 5,928 sq. km and is the forth-biggest region among the 28 regions of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The population of the region is 722 000 people and ranks second in the country, after the capital Sofia. The density of the population is 122 people on 1 sq. km, compared to the average 80 people for the country.
A number of Bulgarian and foreign banks have branches in Plovdiv - Hebros Bank, DSK Bank, Municipal Bank, Bulbank, Reifeisenbank, Union Bank, United Bulgarian Bank, Investment Bank and others. In the towns of Asenovgrad, Karlovo and Parvomay there are several bank branches, and in the smaller towns – at least 1 or 2 bank offices.
In the region of Plovdiv there are 40 different places for accommodation – hotels, motels, camping-sites, with a total of 2082 beds. Hotels are available in almost all of the municipal centers. The biggest hotel center in the region is the town of Plovdiv. The most modern are the five-star hotels “Trimontium Princess” and “Novotel Plovdiv”, as well as the luxury “Sankt Peterburg”, “Maritsa” and “Bulgaria”. There is a considerable number of new small private hotels.
The region of Plovdiv has leading functions in the development of balneology and the balneological treatment. The most important resort with international reputation is the town of Hissarya, with treatment of enteric and renal diseases. The Narechenski bani resort is specialized in the treatment of diseases of the peripheral nervous system. The resort of Bania village is less popular but with similar functions.
Types of tourism :
Cultural tourism - Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, Bachkovo, Hissar, Sopot, Kalofer, Starosel, Klisura.
Balneological tourism - Hissarya, Narechensky bani, the village of Bania in Karlovo municipality and the village of Krasnovo in Hissarya municipality.
Sports tourism - a modern rowing channel in Plovdiv where European and world competitions are held
Business tourism - Plovdiv, Hissarya.
Balneological tourism - Hissar, Narechensky bani, the village of Bania in Karlovo municipality and the village of Krasnovo in Hissar municipality.
Sports tourism - a modern rowing channel in Plovdiv where European and world competitions are held; there are a lot of tennis courts in Plovdiv.
Specialized tourism - hunting, fishing, vine-growing, old crafts.
Holiday tourism - the Rhodopes, the Sredna Gora Mountains and the Balkan Mountains.
Country tourism - the villages of Boikovo, Lilkovo and Sitovo.