ACCREDITATION

Media can apply online for accreditation for the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships at http://www.worldrowing.com/mediacenter/using the application form in the media section.

The Online Media Accreditations will be open in March 2017. Should you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Media Accreditation passes can be collected at the venue upon arrival in the Accreditation centre (located near the boathouse area).

 

ACCESS/VISA


VISA

EU citizens and citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein do not need a visa to enter Bulgaria.
Full list of countries whose citizens, holders of ordinary passports require/do not require visas to enter Bulgaria can be found here.

If you need a VISA, you will have to apply for an invitation letter to attend the World Rowing Championships. Please send your request by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We recommend that visa requests are made well in advance (at least two months before arrival) to ensure there is enough time to process your request.

For more information about obtaining a VISA for Bulgaria, please visit the following website: www.mfa.bg.

ACCESS

The PLOVDIV REGATTA VENUE IS SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY, adjacent to the Maritsa River, making it easy to be reached by rail and road. Public transport services operate throughout the whole year.

BY AIR

Plovdiv is close to two international airports.

  • Sofia International Airport: 90 minutes by car (120 km).
    The Sofia airport is in close proximity to highway A1/E80 that leads directly to Plovdiv.
  • Plovdiv International Airport: 15 minutes by car (12 km)
    The Plovdiv Airport is a relatively a small airport with charter flights to Tel Aviv (IL) and Copenhagen (DK) as well as regular flights to London-Stansted (UK), Frankfurt-Hahn (DE) and Milan-Bergamo (IT) operated by RYANAIR.

BY ROAD

Plovdiv can be reached by taking highway A1/E80 from Sofia. The distance is 120 km or about 90 minutes driving time.
It also lies on The European Transport Corridors No IV - Dresden - Prague - Bratislava - Gyor - Budapest - Arad - Kraiowa - Sofia – PLOVDIV – Istanbul with a diversion connecting Sofia - Kulata - Thessaloniki and No VIII - Duras-Tirana-Kaftan/Kafasan-Skopje-Deve Bair-Gueshevo-Sofia– PLOVDIV – Burgas-(Varna).

There is public transport from the regatta venue to the city centre and back via busses 10 and 17. The buss stop is located on the crossroad before the spectator entrance to the venue.

BY TRAIN/BY BUS

Plovdiv can be reached by TRAIN from Sofia in about 3 hours, but due to the relatively low quality of the Bulgarian train services – the OC DOES NOT RECOMMEND this option to be used by athletes and spectators.
There is an hourly BUS SERVICE from the Sofia Central Bus Station to Plovdiv. The trip takes about 2.30 hours.

ACCOMMODATION

Booking requests should be made by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information by telephone:

 

  • Mrs. Evgeniya Hristova +359 899 989 300; Fax: +359 32 908 901

 

After 11th May 2017, bookings will be subject to availability and prices may not be guaranteed.

Please click here for the Accommodation Form

RATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

VAT and visitor tax are included in the rates.
Transfer from/to Sofia International Airport and Shuttle Bus Service within Plovdiv during the official operation of the transport service are included in the price.

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

All cancellations, in part or full, must be in writing with specified details and sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For members of the media, cancelations submitted up to 7 days before arrival will be subject to 90% refund. Refunds after that period will be negotiated by the OC with the hotel on case by case basis.

TRANSPORT

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

An AIRPORT-HOTEL TRANSFER service will be available for accredited members of the media who have booked their accommodation via the Organising Committee. This service must be booked in advance by submission of a request form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Please click here for the Accommodation Form

 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

The Transportation service between the official hotels and the competition venue will be exclusively reserved for accredited members of the media that booked their accommodation through the Organising Committee.
For people who have NOT booked through the OC the transport service will be available against a fee.

Members of the media who wish to use their own vehicle should contact the Organising committee at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to receive a parking pass.

TRANSPORT TO THE START

Photographers wishing to be taken to the start should contact in advance the FISA Media representative in the Press centre.

If you require further information, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEDIA CENTRE

MEDIA CENTRE

The Media Centre will be located on the second floor of the Finish Tower with a direct access to the Media Grandstands.
The Media Centre will be open from July 18th 2017 at 13.00 hrs and will be operating from 08:00 to 19:00 hrs every day for the days of the event.
Opening times: One hour before the first race until two hours after the last race of the day.
TV and radio commentary positions must be arranged in advance with the host broadcaster.
The facilities available to the press in the media centre are as follows:

  • Workspaces with power (Please note that the power plugs are German style with two pins)
  • Access to wireless LAN
  • Copy services

For further information, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact persons: Mr. Nayden Todorov (English) and Mr. Mihail Vanchev (French)

PRESS RELEASE

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Contacts

For general information about the event, including registration, please contact us at:
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  +359 32 908 900
 +359 32 908 901
Plovdiv, Bulgaria