The Sixth International Olympiad in Linguistics will take place in Sunny Beach Resort, Bulgaria, during the period 4-9 august 2008. It will be held in Amfora and Imperial hotels, that are both in one building.
Sunny Beach (oficial website: http://sunnybeach-bg.com) is one of the biggest resorts on the coast of the Black Sea - during the touristic season its population reaches over 400 thousand people. The temperatures are about 25-26 oC. Great part of the visitors are foreigners.
Amfora and Imperial hotels are situated in the southern edge of Sunny Beach resort. They are 1.5 km away from the Old Nessebar, in proximity to the dunes protected by UNESCO and only 150 m from the beach! The hotel guests can use the attraction train, which takes them to the centre of Sunny Beach or the historic town Old Nessebar every 15 minutes. (Official websites of Amfora and Imperial hotels)
While you are in Bulgaria, you should by all means try the specialities of the typical bulgarian cuisine. Bulgaria is famous for its yoghurt, brine cheese and Shopska Salad.
How to get to Sunny Beach?
From Varna airport you should get to Mladost Bus Station.
Getting to the bus station by taxi. The taxi ranks are located in front of Terminal 1 "International Arrivals", next to the parking lot. We recommend you PAY ATTENTION to the price per kilometer (BG Leva/km), with which every single taxi car operates. We will, however encourage to negotiate a fixed price to be on the safe side.
Getting to the bus station by bus. You can get bus 409 to get to Central Bus Station, which is within walking distance away from Mladost Bus Station. The bus stop is located in front of Terminal 1, close to the parking lot. The stop in front of Terminal 1 "Departures" services buses arriving FROM the city. The other stop, located in front of the VIP hall, services buses TO the city or sea resorts. Every passenger who wants to travel to Varna city must use ONLY this latter station. The ticket you can buy one only on the coach. Once you have arrived at Mladost bus station, there is every hour a bus to Sunny Beach and it takes about 2 hours to get there.
From Sofia: To get to Sofia Central bus station, you should get a taxi from the airport. You can turn to the office of "OK Supertrans", located in the public zone of the Arrival Hall. The Company is at your service to transport you and your luggage to the desired destination. Once you have arrived to Central Sofia Bus Station, there are buses every one or two hours to Sunny Beach and it takes about 6 hours to get there.
How to get to the hotel?
Buses to Sunny Beach stop at Sunny Beach Bus Station. Very close to the Bus Station a local bus can be caught. Get off at "The Stadium", or ask the conductor for Imperial, Amfora, or Kotva hotels. Cross the road and go straight to reach the main entrance of Amfora hotel. Imperial is located just before it -- the building is high rising, with characteristing bell-shaped roofs at the corners. The population of Sunny Beach is multilingual.