Ribaritsa resort, Bulgaria

Hotel Planinata

Accommodation is arranged at the venue location and will be included in the entrance fee for the conference. At the venue location you will enjoy the atmosphere of a mountain resort and the modern SPA hotel facilities. The three buildings of the spa complex recreate the spirit, tranquility and coziness of the old Bulgarian ambience with their traditional architecture and monastery-style layout.

A small apartment is reserved for each participant from the venue. If you wish to have other arrangement for the accommodation within the hotel, e.g. to bring your spouse with you, you should be able to arrange this through the hotel representatives.

If you wish to stay in another hotel or accommodate with alternative approach, you are free to do so. However, in this case you will have to take care of the reservation and transportations by yourself and the accommodation fee will still include in the conference fee.

More information and photos of the location can be found from Hotel Planinata web page.


Ribaritsa village is a mountain health resort, 12 km away from Teteven town, and 138 km north-east from the capital city of Sofia. The resort is located in the picturesque valley of Beli Vit river at the feet of Balkan mountain. It attracts many people with its fresh air and tranquility, and the opportunities for walking in the mountain, fishing in the river or hunting in the surrounding forests. In the closely located natural reserve Tsaritchina could be seen more then 600 plants some included in the Red book of Bulgarian protected plants. Not far away from Ribaritsa are historical and cultural sightseeing places, such as the Troyan monastery – the third biggest in Bulgaria.

Ribaritsa has preserved the spirit of old Bulgarian villages – visitors can see typical old Bulgarian houses, traditional rakia distilleries, fulling mills, etc.

Travel information

The Ribaritsa resort can be reached by flying directly to Sofia. The town is located one hour away from Sofia on the feet of Balkan mountain near the town Teteven. It is well connected to Sofia via the Hemus highway. GPS coordinates of the hotel: N 42° 50' 7.97" E 24° 22' 48.98"

Organized transfer from/to Sofia airport

There will be joint transportation from Sofia airport to the venue at Ribaritsa resort, and return. The transportation schedule will be arranged by the hotel according to the arrival/departure of Lufthansa (from Munich or Frankfurt) and Austrian airlines (from Vienna) at lunch time. Indicatively, the joint transportation will leave from Sofia airport on Thursday 14th of May at 14:30, and from Ribaritsa town on Sunday 17th of May at 9.30.

The transportation will be organized by the hotel and will be included in the conference fee.

If you need joint transportation please fill in and send the following form to the organizers.

Other travel opportunities

The official taxi company at Sofia airport is "OK Supertrans". The taxi stands are located at the western exit of the arrival hall of Terminal 2. It is not recommendable to take other taxis.