Plovdiv Airport is a regional airport that serves South-Central Bulgaria and a population of over 2 million people. The airport is located 12 km southeast from the city of Plovdiv - the second largest city and cultural capital of the country. Situated in the very heart of the Balkan Peninsula, the city is a perfect starting point for travelling around the region.
Plovdiv was recently named the oldest city in Europe, with a history dating back more than 6000 years. The city and its surroundings are full of cultural, archaeological, historical and natural attractions. All year the city is the host of music, art and cultural festivals. For visitors arriving for the region's natural landscape,The Rhodopes Mountains are perfect for hiking, ecological tours, hunting and fishing. The temperate climate and the presence of many vineyards and wineries in the region, also attract visitors from all around the country and from abroad.
There are many nearby towns to visit as well, including Velingrad, Hisar, Banya and Narechen, which are well known destinations for SPA tourism. These towns are home to numerous historical churches and monasteries, and are a focal point in the country for religious tourism. Plovdiv Airport welcomes foreign ski tourists, who want to spend their winter holiday in Pamporovo, Borovets and Bansko. There is also an annual Plovdiv Fair, which attracts business tourism and is an opportunity for businesses to network and market themselves on a national stage. The tourist infrastructure in the region is well developed and meets all modern requirements and standards. With many newly built hotels, visitors can find comfort during their business trips and holidays.