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36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
June 29 - July 3, 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Welcome Cocktail – 29 June 2009

Boyana Residence

Boyana Residence photo1 Boyana Residence is a neighborhood of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia (8 km south of the city centre)
Boyana Residency photo2 The Welcome Cocktail will take out in the magnificent indoor and outdoor area among pleasantly gardens of greenery and plants

Excursion for all the delgates and accompanying persons – 1 July 2009

The Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery 1

The Monastery of Saint John of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated at an altitude of 1100 m in the north-western Rila Mountains in the deep valley of the Rilska River, 120 km south of Sofia.

Rila Monastery 2
Rila Monastery 3 Rila Monstery 4Rila Monastery 5

Gala Dinner – 2 July 2009

Rainbow Plaza

For the good mood of all delegates a Gala Dinner will be held out at Rainbow Plaza Restaurant. It is situated in the newest modern, business and show center Rainbow Plaza. The bright decorated hall, the friendly service and the big range of international meals create a sense of freshness and joy.

Rainbow Plaza 3 Rainbow Plaza 5 Rainbow Plaza 4

Excursions offered to accompanying persons


Plovdiv1Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, is situated 150 km to the southeast of the capital city Sofia, on three hills rising up the Thracian plain and washed by the quietly flowing waters of Maritza River. The unique treasure from its 24 centuries long history is preserved there, as well as brilliant examples of the Bulgarian National Revival Period.


The town of Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria with just 230 permanent residents. It is in the southwestern slopes of the Pirin mountain, 23 km away from the town of Sandanski and about 180 km to the south of Sofia.

It is famous for its world known thick and aromatic wines and fantastic rock for-mations.

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