Venue, accommodation, travel


The IDC 2022 Conference venue is CULTURAL CENTER PROSVETA – 1870 IN SVILENDGRAD. Address: bul. Balgariya 71, Svilengrad 6500, Bulgaria


How to get there?

Location of Svilengrad

Airports nearby: Sofia and Istanbul
Busses: There are regular bus lines from Sofia and Istanbul.
Sofia- Svilengrad. Duration: 4 hours. Price one-way ticket: 10-15€
Departs daily from Sofia at 3 p.m.: Return trip departs daily from Svilengrad at 6 a.m.
Trains: Sofia-Svilengrad. Time: 4-6 hours. Price one-way ticket: 8-10€.
Check the train options here: train_option and for the return trip here: train_option2.
Shuttle bus: We charted a bus company to bring attendees from Sofia to Svilengrad. It leaves from Sofia in the afternoon of May 9 but only if enough people opt for this bus. Indicate in the registration form if you want to use this option.


We are in contact with two hotels in Svilengrad, where the participants of IDC 2022 will be expected.
1. The hotel that is nearest to the Conference venue is Hotel Svilena.
They have different types of rooms – renovated (more expensive) and non-renovated (cheaper).
2. The other hotel ready to accommodate the participants of IDC2021 and offer special prices for us is Hotel Parish. It is situated in a park about 15 minutes walk from the Conference venue.

If you decide to stay in one of these hotels, please, send an email to make your reservation, mentioning ‘IDC 2022‘ because then the price for your stay will be lower than the one on the website. Do not make your booking via the hotels’ website or!

@ all: Because the prices for accommodation in Bulgaria are relatively low, you are kindly invited to make a donation, which will be used exclusively for the continuation of the research and conservation work on the Mouse-tailed dormouse (Myomimus roachi) in Bulgaria. Your donation will be highly appreciated as there is no secured funding for this work after 2021. Many thanks in advance!
More info about the Myomimus project can be found here: Saving Europe’s rarest dormouse