Location and accomodation


Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,350,000 inhabitants.

Sofia preserves many valuable monuments to its long and storied past. Visitors exploring the city’s streets can see remnants of The Eastern Gate from the days when Sofia was Serdika and Sredets, dating from the 2nd-4th centuries CE. These remains are exhibited in the underpass connecting the Presidential Palace and The Ministerial Council, surrounded by shops selling traditional Bulgarian souvenirs and rosewater.

Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea level, the climate is moderate and continental, characterized by cold winters and relatively cool summers. The average temperature in January is 1 degree below zero Centigrade, and the average July temperature is 20 degrees Centigrade.


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All participants in the XV-th Congress of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society and the XIX-th Annual Meeting of the Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists may take advantage of our special prices for hotel accomodation. You should choose from the menu of the registration form the name of the hotel and room type. 



The hotel was designed by the legendary Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. Marinela Hotel Sofia is among the iconic buildings of Sofia.
Located in the green zone of the capital, the hotel has a view from which you can enjoy both the night lights of Sofia and the beauty of the Vitosha mountain. The interior combines tradition and comfort with innovation and modern design.
The hotel is located on an area of 30,000 square meters, there are 442 rooms and suites, including the largest Presidential Suite in Bulgaria. The Hotel can satisfy the most discerning tastes and needs.

This hotel is the congress main venue. 


The rooms: 

Single Standard – 80 euro

Double Standard – 90 euro 

Single Deluxe – 90 euro

Double Deluxe – 100 euro


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Hemus Hotel Sofia is situated in the center of Sofia and provides for its guests the services required for the category of a standard three-star hotel. Hemus has 208 rooms – STANDARD (economy) and completely renovated (standard and type “CLASSIC”), 13 junior suites (type “Hemus”) and 8 VIP suites

The hotel also has casino, bank office, nightclub and a hairdressing salon.

The high – rise wing of the hotel was opened in 1968 and the new hotel wing was put into operation in August 2013. Since the offered hotel rooms meet the needs of both low-budget and business customers, the guests of the hotel are business people and tourists traveling due to various commitments to the capital. The unique and convenient hotel’s location provides quick access to all cultural, commercial and administrative buildings.


The rooms:

Single Standard – 28 euro 

Double Standard – 36 euro 

Single Classic – 33 euro – This room type is no longer available! 

Double Classic – 40 euro – This room type is no longer available! 

Single Business – 52 euro 

Double Business – 62 euro 




Register HERE

See the registration fees HERE

See the program HERE