IMACS Seminar on Monte Carlo Methods
29 – September 2, 2011,
The conference will take place at the hotel Samokov (for other possibilities, see here)in
the oldest and most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria - Borovets. Situated
at 1350 m above the sea level on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain among age-old
pine woods, Borovets is located at the foot of peak Moussala (2925m) - the
highest one on the Balkan Peninsula. A detailed map of Borovets is given
The Rila Mountain is situated
in the southwestern part of Bulgaria. The most visited part of the mountain
is northwestern Rila, where the circus with the popular seven Rila
lakes is situated. The famous Rila monastery is also
situated in this part of the mountain.
The National Park Rila is situated
in the Rila Mountain. It comprises a total area of 81 046 hectares and is
the biggest of all three National Parks in the country and also one of the
biggest in Europe. The park takes the southwestern part of Bulgaria on the
territory of four regional centers.
We offer the following packages for accommodation
at hotel "Samokov"
- full board (from August 28 - dinner included to September
02 - lunch included):
The price includes use of indoor swimming pool.
- for a single room - 36 Euro per day
(180 Euro for five nights);
- for a bed in a twin room - 27 Euro per day
(135 Euro for five nights);
- for a single room superior - 45 Euro per day
(225 Euro for five nights);
- for a double room superior - 61 Euro per day
(305 Euro for five nights), 5 rooms available.
The Accommodation Fees are payable at the Registration Desk in Euro (cash).
We will arrange a conference bus from Sofia to Borovets
and return as follows:
The price of the two-way shuttle is about 20 Euro per participant.
- Sofia-Borovets: 28.08.2011 (in late afternoon);
- Borovets-Sofia: 02.09.2011 (after the lunch from the
Cars and minibuses will be also arranged:
The price for the transfer will be included into your bill.
- Cars: an one-way transfer costs 42 Euro
for up to 3 persons;
- Minibuses: an one-way transfer costs 84 Euro
for up to 15 persons.
Local organizers will help you to organize your transfer. We need to know
your arrival time at the airport.
The time-tables will be specified later according to arrivals
The conference participants are kindly
requested to fill in the Travel & Accommodation Form
. The form is available at the website
The form will give us necessary information about your travel details. After
receiving the forms we will be able to arrange your local transportation according
to your preferences.
If you plan to stay in Sofia for more days, we could recommend you the hotel
of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences "Kedar".
You could use the map.
The address is: Sofia, "Shipchenski prohod" str., No 50.
You can take a taxi or can use the public
transport (bus and tram) to the hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
which is situated in the campus of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and
it takes approximately 15 minutes from the airport by taxi. We could recommend
you to use the taxi services provided by OK SuperTrans. The company operates
subject to a special agreement with Sofia Airport and has its office inside
the departure terminal.
We consider several possibilities to organize an
excursion during the conference:
- to Rila monastery (230 km two-way):
- to town of Plovdiv (250 km two-way):
Please, have a look at the given websites and specify your choice. The organizers
will choose one or two possibilities according to your wishes.
Citizens of the EU and many other countries
do not need visas to enter the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Please, contact us if you need any help (e.g. invitation
Tourist's guide to
Last updated: September 17, 2011