Situated in the foot of Eastern Stara Planina, the city of Sliven is in a central place in Bulgaria. This makes it a suitable starting point for short excursions to interesting places in the area, and in the country. Sofia is 280 km far from the city, Plovdiv – 180 km, and the Greek border is only 130 km far.
Depending on the season and the individual preferences, the city of Sliven provides different options for travel in the country. The ski and other winter sports enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity of Pamporovo, which is situated inside the Rodopi mountain, at less than three hours travel by car. Known as the sunniest mountain resort in Bulgaria, due to the soft winter with more than 100 sunny days, Pamporovo offers to the tourists 37 km of ski runways, most of which begin from peak Snezhanka.
Those who love hot summer months, and sea adventures, also won’t be disappointed, because Sliven is close to a number of sea resorts. The city of Burgas is the second largest city at the Black Sea coast and is at approximately an hour travel by car. It offers to all of its visitors a wide variety of cultural and entertainment landmarks. People, who are interested in historical facts, will be impressed by Sozopol and Nesebar – situated at less than 150 km from Sliven and owning a history, dated back to the fifth century B. C. Together with all museums, cultural and historical landmarks, the two seaside cities also offer to their visitors beautiful sunny beaches, covered with fine sand.