Nikopol is situated in northern Bulgaria and part of the Pleven Province, on the right bank of the Danube river, 4km downstream from the mouth of the Osam river. It spreads at the foot of steep chalk cliffs along the Danube and up a narrow valley.
The completion of a car ferry in 2010, has linked the town to Turnu Mãgurele across the Danube in Romania, spurring local development, including the opening of new restaurants and the town’s first hotel. Nikopol also serves as a port for tourist boats where visitors stop and have the opportunity to take a bus into the nearby city of Pleven, or spend the afternoon in Nikopol.
Things to see and do
* Church of Saints Peter and Paul
* Drinking-fountain of Elia built up in the 2nd century
* Vasil Levski Museum House
* Shishman’s Fortress
* Monument to the Russian soldiers
Cruise Season - April to October
Currency - Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Language - Bulgarian
Land area - 35.18km2
Population - 4137
Electricity - European two pin plugs
Time - GMT/UTC plus 2
International Country Code - + 359
Henri Coanda International Airport has international and domestic flights from Bucharest, Romania and is 1636 km from Nikopol. Other airports near Nikopol are, Pleven Airport (42.2km) Sofia International Airport (164km).
There are regular bus lines to Pleven, Svishtov, Guliantsi and other smaller settlements within the region. There is a regular bus transport from the town to Cherkovitsa station is about 6 km to the west of Nikopol and it is the last station on the Pleven (Yassen) - Somovit – Cherkovitsa line.