Health & Leisure

Plovdiv has a lot of parks and they are generally well kept, though graffiti is an eyesore. With so many hills, cycling could be something of a challenge but you could certainly cycle around one of the larger parks.

Mercifully there are several outdoor pools and water parks which are a lifesaver in the hot summer months.

Most locals, it has to be said, would go out of town for their leisure time, to the wonderful Rhodope mountains.

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