The Town on Seven Hills
Plovdiv is the third Bulgarian city in population, size and significance, after the capital Sofia. The city lies on seven hills which are noticeable from quite a distance. The hills, as well as the old town of Plovdiv bring specific colour and atmosphere to the town and shape up its unique view and nature.
A contemporary of Troy and having survived Mycenae, Plovdiv is a city upon layers of cities and an epoch upon layers of epochs. Plovdiv is all in one: a Thracian and classical Greek polis, the pride of Philip of Macedonia, the capital of Thrace under the Roman Empire, a centre of Byzantinism, a stronghold of the Bulgarians, a dream of the crusaders — a magnificent, wealth and most important city.
The most interesting landmark is The Old Town of Plovdiv Architecture Reserve which covers the Three-hill area. It is the original location of the town and almost all of the most interesting history-related sights are within it: cult, residential and public housings, archaeological monuments and museums, narrow cobble-paved streets.
Plovdiv and its vicinities are excellent place for organizing business events, incentive trips, team-buildings. There are about twenty hotels of different category with numerous halls for meetings and seminars, equipped with high-tech installations and module separating walls, allowing endless variety of interior arrangements. In all hotels there are up-to-date presentation and simultaneous translation equipment.
Incentive & Team-building possibilities:
• Royal Journey with Corona Express retro train with steam locomotive with exclusive catering onboard.
• Tasting of the world`s oldest wine in boutique cellar in the area
• Verdi Festival in the Ancient Roman Theatre, or why not a Gala Dinner there accompanied by a mini-classic concert
• Photo Challenge in the Old Town
• Rose picking and visit of old-distillery house to see the process of rose oil producing
• Horse-riding and outdoor self-prepared BBQ lunch at open air
• Clay-potting workshop
• Boat competition at the Rowing Channel