New Zlatograd-Termes Border Checkpoint Opens Today


Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Greek colleague Georgios Papandreou will officially open today the new border checkpoint Zlatograd-Termes. This will be the fourth border crossing between Bulgaria and Greece and the road is intended only for cars and busses. Border control will be carried out with only one stop which is financed entirely by the Bulgarian state budget.

The border crossing is 50 km from the Greek town of Xanthi and is expected to facilitate the crossing of Greek tourists to the resort of Pamporovo and of Bulgarians to Kavala.

The Mayor of the town of Zlatograd Miroslav Yanchev did not hide his excitement from seeing the dream of the locals come true. “The new road and the border checkpoint will become a strategic element of the connection White Sea – Zlatograd – Pamporovo which means more tourists to both countries and an economic boost for the whole Smolyan region. The White Sea will be only 100 km away and for the residents of Plovdiv and Kardzhali – about 150 km”, said the Mayor. He explained that the people from Zlatograd can get to the Greek town of Xanthi only in an hour and for a little over than an hour – to the White Sea beaches. On the other hand, Greeks will find it much easier to get to the resort of Pamporovo as only an hour and a half from Zlatograd, in the Greek town of Chrisoupoli, there is an airport suitable for charter flights from all over Europe.

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