2018 World Rowing Championships
The 2018 World Rowing Championships will take place 9 - 16 September in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
About the venue
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and an administrative centre of Plovdiv County. It is situated in the Upper Thracian Plain (Gornotrakiyska Nizina), on both banks of the Maritsa River. The population of the city is about 350,000 people. The climate is transitional –continental with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January is +1°С, the average temperature in July is +24°С. The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv (Plovdiv Tepes) which are an inseparable part of the city’s history.
Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and a cultural and economic centre of southern Bulgaria. There are many accommodation options here – from luxurious hotels to hostels. The main street of the city offers excellent opportunities for entertainment and shopping; the restaurants options are numerous.